The importance of oral hygiene in pets
Oral hygiene in pets is very important although many people do not give it the importance it deserves. As with our mouths, pets must have their oral hygiene to prevent diseases or make their quality of life worse.
Why it is important to take care of the oral hygiene of pets
A difference compared to humans, is that our pets cannot brush their teeth and the remains of food that are gradually deposited between the holes of their teeth, decompose and form dental plaque. If it is not removed, it will become tartar, causing the bacteria to proliferate, potentially causing local infections.
This situation can cause an important inflammation of the gums, making them more sensitive and can get to bleed more easily. This can cause that where the hemorrhage takes place can produce an infection and that enters the sanguineous torrent, with the danger that this supposes.
The teeth of our pets can become very sensitive, may cause discomfort at the time of chewing or make the teeth become too weak and end up detaching.
It is important to choose a dry diet instead of canned food, since the friction produced by this food against the teeth helps prevent the formation of tartar and plaque. Dogs can also be given a specific product to combat tartar such as snacks or toys made of nylon or rubber.
You can brush the dog’s teeth, but with a specific brush with soft bristles and you have to do it with good toothpaste for dogs, we should never use the one that humans use because it can be toxic to them.
Something that should not be forgotten is to check the teeth once a week. Every six months you have to take them to the vet so he can explore the pet deeply.