Staying on top of your canine's dental health
April 30, 2012
If you've recently adopted a dog from a New York animal shelter, you want to do everything you can to improve your companion's well-being. One of the chief health problems among American dogs is poor dental health.
Dogs can have gum disease, tartar and plaque in the same way that humans do, and they will need consistent attention to avoid these potentially painful ailments. According to Hartz.com, plaque and tartar form from a buildup of bacteria around a canine's gumline. If left unchecked, this could lead to gum disease, tooth decay and even tooth removal in some cases.
It's vital that you bring your pooch in regularly for a dental exam and have a regular cleaning performed. This can help remove the material underneath the gumline that you may not be able to reach yourself. This will work wonders to improve dog wellness and prevent a whole host of health problems.
After a puppy adoption, be mindful of the commitment of being a dog owner and look into the many health concerns that come with it. If you'd like to take advantage of one of Bideawee's dental packages, please call the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee (866-262-8133) and schedule your appointment today.