Does your dog have bad breath? Are their teeth clean?
Statistics suggest that over 80% of dogs have some degree of dental disease by the time they are 3 years old. Your dog can’t tell you when he has a toothache, so it’s essential that you take steps to keep his teeth clean.
One of the first indicators that your dog’s teeth need attention is that his breath smells bad. A dog’s bad breath is usually caused by tooth plaque from bacteria and food particles. Beware: this can develop into gingivitis.
There are a number of things you can do to keep your dog’s teeth and gums in good condition. Bearing in mind your pet uses all his teeth for different purposes, sometimes using a combination of things works best. Not all teeth will accumulate tartar at the same rate and this can be dependent on factors like how your dog chews and whether there is good alignment of the teeth.