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Keep your K9’s canines A1

Make sure your dog’s dental health is tip-top or risk dealing with gum disease or tooth decay

Jane Lepule

Proud dog owners must prioritise their dog’s dental health or risk having to deal with gum disease or tooth decay that can lead to bad breath, bleeding gums and tooth loss. 

Be aware of bad breath. Do not ignore the harsh, musky scent coming from your dog’s mouth. This could be a warning that your furry friend might have a periodontal (gum) disease, or stomatitis, which is the inflammation of soft tissue in the mouth.

Brush your dog’s teeth – It might seem hard to do and requires patience, but the rewards are worth it. You can turn tooth brushing into a bonding session with your furry friend. Slowly try to work your way to brushing each side of the mouth for a few seconds. Do not use human toothpaste, as it is not safe for pets. Rather consult your veterinarian for a viable alternative...

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