Last time, we went over some common oral health issues that your dog might run into over the course of their life. Oral health is not something that many pet owners think about until they have to. Like with most things, a little preventative care can go a long way. Here are some tips for prioritizing your dog’s dental health:

Start young
As with many things, it is easiest to train your dog to accept oral health treatments when they are a puppy. Daily brushings and regular examinations of their teeth should be started when they are still puppies. You should regularly use your hands on your dog’s lips, gums, and teeth when they are very young so that they are used to having a person examine them in such a way.

Be consistent
Consistency is key when it comes to working with dogs. They are the ultimate creature of habit. Dental health care should be something that is done on a regular and predictable schedule.

Utilize toys
There are many toys that can assist you in providing great dental care for your pets. In addition, bones are a great chewing tool as well. Regular chewing helps to break down the plaque that can build up on your dog’s teeth. Plaque buildup is one of the factors for developing periodontal disease, so it is important to avoid.

With these tips in mind, it should be easy to develop an oral hygiene for your pets. If your dog has an oral health emergency (or any other needs), we can help. Our mobile vet in Los Angeles can provide in home veterinary service, 24/7. Call us today!