At-Home Pet Dental Care Tips
Establishing routine preventative dental care with the help of your veterinarian is important, but supporting this with regular at-home dental care for your pet is essential to continuing their good health! For many pet parents that is not as easy as it sounds.
We are lucky to have so many options for preventative oral care that do not involve a toothbrush and the difficulty of brushing an unwilling beloved pet’s teeth.
Here are some at-home dental tips and options that may help to keep your pet’s mouth healthy in between visits to the veterinarian.
Signs that there is something wrong:
Watch for the following observable changes in behavior as they often point to a dental problem. If observed, the signs indicate that the dog needs to be seen by the veterinarian.
Loss of appetite
Appearance of a good appetite, but reluctance to eat
Eating on only one side of the mouth
Gulping food without chewing
Food dropping out of the mouth while eating.