As humans, we spend a lot of time and money taking care of our teeth and smiles. We buy decent toothpaste, remember to floss and rinse, visit the dentist regularly, and make sure we are remembering what foods and drinks are bad for our teeth. We are aware that mouth diseases such as gingivitis and tooth decay can lead to things going wrong in the rest of our bodies, such as heart disease, organ problems, or even diabetes.

It’s not just humans that all that is true for. Our pets have to have proper dental care to remain in overall total health. Sure, we might not sit there and floss our Golden Retriever’s pearly whites or expect our German Shepherd to rinse some mouth wash, but there are ways to take care of their teeth. You can start by making sure their teeth are checked out by a vet on a regular basis. They can assess and issues and come up with ways to treat the problem before it gets worse. You can also ensure that your dog has chew toys that are meant to help clean and treat teeth as they play. There are so many ways to make sure your dog has healthy teeth and gums so you don’t have to worry about the health of them overall.

If your pet is in need of care, Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital is happy to help. You can call our office at 410-465-6218.

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