I have a wonderful golden retriever who is beautiful, kind, and the best friend to my husband and me. We do everything for our girl; nothing is too much or too bothersome. She gets regular exercise, eats nutritious food, and sees her veterinarian regularly. So why don’t we brush her teeth? I have been reading so many articles about the relationship between healthy teeth and gums and overall pet health. It makes sense that if it’s important for humans to take care of our teeth and gums, this would also apply to dogs.
By frequently brushing your canine’s teeth, you not only help combat one of the most common diseases in dogs – periodontal disease – you can also prevent a host of other health problems that stem from gum disease, including damage to other organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys, and/or lead to other serious health problems.
We wouldn’t think of neglecting our golden girl in any way. My husband and I are on a mission to learn more about the proper way to brush her teeth and the best products to use. We want our dog to have the healthiest life she possibly can.
Do you have any recommendations on canine oral health?