Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dental Care for Your Doggie Friend

Your sweet furry friend relies on their teeth just as much as you do, and while you may not think about dental care for your doggie - it’s extremely important. Did you know that 4 in 5 dogs have some type of dental disease by the age of three? Those numbers are really high, and we would love to see some changes. Especially because when dental disease is untreated it can spread to your dog’s vital organs, and become dangerous. Here are some other interesting facts you may want to know about your pup’s teeth and how you can care for them.

Caring For Teeth Preventatively

Your dog needs to get ONE professional cleaning each year. This is important because it can help keep their teeth and gums in good condition, as well as help spot any issues before they become worse.

In order to keep your dog’s mouth clean and healthy, you need to brush their teeth THREE times a week. If you don’t know how to brush their teeth, stay tuned - we’ll give you some tips.

By the age of TWO years old, your dog should get their first dental cleaning. By this time, you should have been practicing at home, and hopefully, they won’t be too scared.

You will want to brush your pup’s teeth for SIXTY seconds per session. This ensures that you’ve had time to get all of the hard to reach places, and have covered the surfaces.

Your To-Do List

  • Brush their teeth at least three times per week.
  • Examine their teeth and gums weekly.
  • Provide vet-approved chew toys for your pup to play with.
  • Schedule a professional cleaning once a year.

Teeth Cleaning Tools

If you don’t know what you need to keep on hand to clean your dog’s teeth, here is a generic list to get you started:
  • Finger Brush
  • Nylon Toothbrush
  • Dog-Specific Toothpaste
  • Chew Toys

Caring For Your Pet

At the PetCot Company, we know how important it is to care for your pet in every way. From exercise to dental care, and even proper rest. While we can’t help you with everything, we CAN help you provide your pup with an amazing pet bed to rest on. Our raised pet bed was designed to give your pet a great place to rest and relax. We carry many sizes and colors to fit your pet’s size and your home's decor. Visit our website to learn more about our premium pet beds, and order yours today!

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