LA HIGIENE DENTAL DE NUESTRAS MASCOTAS

DENTAL HYGIENE OF OUR PETS

Dogs and cats, like humans, are born without teeth. During the first weeks of life, around the second and third week, the first milk teeth appear.

In the case of dogs, puppies begin the change of teeth between 5-7 months; and in cats between 4-6 months the definitive teeth appear.

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As in human babies, the process of teething is somewhat annoying in our beloved furry ones and usually coincides with a stage of exploration of the puppy. It will be very common to find chewed objects, since the puppy uses its mouth to interact with the environment.

To avoid problems it is best to offer them alternatives here is a selection of our favorite dog toys:

During teething many puppies swallow their milk teeth. This is a common occurrence that does not pose any danger to our pet.

There may be pets that do not lose all of their baby teeth. In such a case, it is advisable to go to the veterinarian for extraction, as they are more nooks and crannies to accumulate dirt and, therefore, other problems.

From the age of three, dogs’ teeth begin to yellow and tartar appears. It is advisable at this age to use products that help fight bacterial plaque and tartar, otherwise it will cause halitosis and other problems.

In addition to our products, it is also advisable to brush their teeth. Cleaning your dog’s teeth with a toothbrush can help in cases of bad breath. Cleaning your dog’s teeth can be easily done at home.

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Parsley is great for improving dog’s bad breath, as it is a natural deodorant. If you cut up a little bit and add it to the food, you will help to improve the problem.
Remember, you must feed your dog a complete and balanced diet in the form of dry or wet food, so parsley is not vital to his nutritional needs. Use only a small amount, because the taste will confuse him.
There are pet foods that contain sugars and even a high carbohydrate content that do not help keep his mouth clean, but rather the opposite. When it comes to taking care of our pet’s mouth, dry food is more effective than wet or canned food. The reason is that eating pellets stimulates a greater production of saliva, which acts as a natural cleaner of the oral bacteria that develop tartar. A poor diet can lead to bad breath as well as nutritional deficiencies.