Taking Care of Your Fur-baby’s Dental Health
February is the official Pet Dental Awareness Month and Ravenox is all about supporting the health and care of your favorite furry friend! Dental health is a very important aspect of the overall care of your pet. Ignoring this need can lead to dog dental disease that can not only affect their breath and cause them pain, but affect your wallet as well. Dental disease in canines can cost up to $3,000 in treatment depending on the severity of poor dental health. It can even result in bone-loss for your most loyal pal.
Even Young Dogs Need Good Dental Care
According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), nearly two-thirds of pet owners do not follow veterinary recommended guidelines for dog dental care. This makes Periodontal Disease the most common clinical diagnosis in adult dogs with most dogs having some form of the disease by the time they are three years old. So, what are some simple and effective ways to keep your pup’s mouth in tip-top shape?
Brush Your Dog's Teeth!
The first step in good doggy dental hygiene is brushing their teeth regularly (we recommend you don’t share your toothbrush with them though -- no matter how much you love them). It may not be their favorite activity on their to-do schedule, but making it a habit to lightly brush their teeth and gums with a super soft toothbrush during bath time is a great way to make sure you are clearing away any food, build-up, and germs to keep their pearly whites fierce!
Choosing the Right Toys for Daily Dental Care
There are an array of different bones and products on the market that are said to help with your pet’s dragon breath, but being aware of what you are feeding your “fur-ever” friend is really something that pet owners should keep in mind. One of the easiest ways to maintain dog dental care between brushing is a multi-functional toy that your canine will love!
Twisted cotton rope dog toys offer a natural fiber that is non-toxic if ingested and helps clean your dog’s teeth to keep them sparkling and healthy between brushings. So, while brushing may not be a highlight of their doggy day -- adding some additional playtime with their favorite human can foster your affection for one another and keep them healthier for longer. Not to mention -- who doesn’t love a little game of tug-of-war?