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Dog Teeth Care: How to Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy

As a responsible dog owner, taking care of your dog’s teeth is important to prevent dental problems such as plaque buildup, bad breath, and gum disease. Here are some tips on how to keep your dog’s teeth healthy:

  1. Brush your dog’s teeth regularly
    • Use a dog toothbrush and toothpaste to brush your dog’s teeth at least 2-3 times a week
    • Make sure to use toothpaste that’s specifically made for dogs as human toothpaste can be harmful to them
  2. Provide dental chews and toys
    • Chewing on toys and treats can help remove plaque and tartar buildup on your dog’s teeth
    • Choose dental chews that are specifically designed to promote oral health and avoid those that are high in calories or contain harmful ingredients
  3. Feed your dog a healthy diet
    • A balanced and nutritious diet can help keep your dog’s teeth healthy and strong
    • Avoid giving your dog sugary or starchy foods that can contribute to plaque buildup and tooth decay
  4. Add natural dental supplements to your dog’s diet
    • Natural supplements such as coconut oil or parsley can help freshen your dog’s breath and promote healthy teeth and gums
    • Consult with your veterinarian before adding any supplements to your dog’s diet
  5. Schedule regular dental check-ups with your veterinarian
    • Your veterinarian can perform a dental exam and cleaning to remove any tartar or plaque buildup that brushing and chews may have missed
    • Regular dental check-ups can help prevent dental problems and ensure your dog’s teeth are healthy

How can I get plaque off my dog’s teeth?

Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly can help remove plaque buildup. Providing dental chews and toys can also help remove plaque from your dog’s teeth. If your dog already has significant plaque buildup, professional dental cleaning by a veterinarian may be necessary. Postman Pooch have a range of toys that are designed to help with dogs’ teeth below!

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How can I keep my dog’s teeth healthy naturally?

How do I keep my dog’s teeth clean without brushing?

Although brushing your dog’s teeth is the best way to keep them clean, other options exist if your dog doesn’t tolerate brushing. Providing dental chews and toys, adding natural dental supplements to their diet, and feeding them a healthy diet can all help keep their teeth clean. Below are some treats that Postman Pooch would recommend for your pooch!

What foods clean dogs’ teeth?

Feeding your dog crunchy foods such as carrots, apples, and green beans can help clean their teeth as they chew. Some commercial dog foods also contain dental benefits, such as promoting chewing and reducing plaque buildup.

Do carrots clean dogs’ teeth?

Yes, carrots are a great option for cleaning your dog’s teeth as they chew! However, make sure to cut them into small pieces to prevent choking and only give them in moderation as they are high in sugar.

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Are Dental Sticks good for dogs?

Dental sticks can be a good option for promoting dental health in dogs. But, it’s important to choose the appropriate size for your dog and avoid overfeeding as they can be high in calories. Postman Pooch offers some Forthglade Dental Sticks as well as some Edgar Cooper Dental Sticks, which have breath-freshening mint oil and are only 40 calories per stick!

What if I never brush my dog’s teeth?

Neglecting your dog’s dental health can lead to dental problems such as plaque buildup, bad breath, and gum disease. Regular brushing, dental chews, and professional dental cleanings can help prevent these problems and keep your dog’s teeth healthy!