Puppy breath is only cute when your pet is little. We’ve all been hit once or twice by the surprise attack yawn of sour dog breath in our face, and the chances are that if it’s happened to you, you’ve made it a point to take care of your pet’s breath right away. So, imagine how you’d feel if you were never to have brushed your teeth. After one day, you’d be itching to touch the plaque and food buildup from away. This unclean sensation is what dogs with poor dental health likely feel like with poor hygiene. In cases where dog owners (we know it’s none of you) neglect their dog’s oral health, dog dental disease can begin to occur.
POOR ORAL HEALTH CAN LEAD TO DOG DENTAL DISEASE
To quickly recap the less fun stuff, we will give a little bit of background on what dental disease in dogs is and what to look out for in the future.
Dental disease in dogs affects their teeth, gums, and the structures that support the dog’s teeth. It can start as simple as having an excess of plaque buildup in your pet’s mouth. Pet owners can easily look this over day-to-day. However, if the plaque stays too long on the teeth, it hardens into tartar. At this point, your vet will be able to see this tartar buildup and remedy it with a dental cleaning. After the tartar has hardened above the gum line, it can get down below the gum line and cause inflammation and possibly infection as well. To look for signs of possible dental disease in your pet, look for the following:
- Bad breath
- Loose or broken teeth
- Inability to eat or drink
- Excessive drooling
- Oral bleeding
THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING PART IN YOUR DOGS ORAL CARE
As a parent to your fluffy friend, we understand that you want the best for them. Certainly, you’d love for your dog to have excellent oral hygiene and a healthy mouth that won’t knock you out the next time they yawn. However, taking part in your dog’s oral health is more than just about their breath. To keep your pet from developing a variety of dental issues such as periodontal disease, read on about the importance of having dental care for your dog as well as how you can personally help them along the way. Check out @Mypetosan and @Goodboypacino for inspiration, and allow us to be your cheerleader for taking care of dog dental health!
PROPER DENTAL CARE CAN PREVENT TOOTH LOSS
Although dogs may not look as silly as we humans would while missing a tooth, it can still become an issue for them. Dogs need to keep their jaw and oral structures healthy otherwise, they can end up with infected, damaged, or missing teeth. Proper dental care will ensure that the crucial structures that are teeth-supporting can stay healthy. With a healthy mouth, your lovely pup will enjoy his Bonne et Filou macarons and will be more comfortable playing with his toys! We love any way that will keep our dog’s tails wagging.
PREVENT BAD DOG BREATH
A nice, slobbery kiss is always welcomed from our loving pups, but sometimes their breath leaves us with more EW than AW. If you find that their kisses are getting more and more unbearable, it may signify that bacteria are building up. Time for a dental cleaning! With so many breath-enhancing chew toys like this fresh mint-scented brushing ball from I Heart Dogs, you can find easy and maintenance-free ways to freshen your dog’s breath in-between dental cleanings. Bad breath and kisses don’t mix! You’ll be able to savor those licks a little longer when their breath smells like minty goodness.
KEEP THOSE TEETH STRONG FOR DOG MACARONS
When you get to reward them with our all-natural French-inspired macarons. We even have a fresh mint flavor that both you and your dog can reap the benefits from! Please send us your favorite photo or photos of your pup showing off their pearly whites and Bonne et Filou macarons at @BonneetFilou or via our contact page! We can’t wait to see all of their PAWdorable furry faces! Share the love by tagging us all over your social media for a chance to be featured on ours!