Close contact with the dog, when we prove mutual love, is very important. But when the dog's mouth smells unattractive, it is not a pleasant experience at all.
The most common causes of bad breath
Odor begins to arise when we do not devote enough time to regular tooth brushing. The remains of food stick in the spaces between the teeth and the bacteria that participate in the formation of plaque sit on them. The emergence of inflammation is then only a matter of time. The smell from the muzzle is one of its accompanying phenomena. Inflammation occurs most often as a result of the formation of tartar from unremoved plaque, which turns into hardened tartar over the course of a few days. It and the bacteria present on it irritate the gums, and the inflammation can extend deep into the gums and up to the jaw.
Sample canine teeth.
Consequences of neglected hygiene
Inflammation in a dog's body, which arises from a banal failure to brush the teeth, can have very serious consequences. When the infection from the gums gets into the bloodstream, it settles in the internal organs. The heart is most often attacked, but kidney or liver infections are not rare either. The veterinarian should therefore regularly check the condition of the dog's teeth, teach you how to properly care for the teeth and, if necessary, suggest the removal of tartar that has already formed.
In case of neglect, consult a veterinarian.
You can prevent problems with bad breath by cleaning. Gooey plaque can be removed with a special toothbrush for dogs and dog toothpaste (get a recommendation from a veterinarian). We recommend performing such care at least once a week, but preferably more often. You will do best if you practice cleaning from a puppy age.
Selected toys made of suitable materials (natural rubber, thermoplastic, cotton, deer, elk or buffalo antlers) can also be purchased in shapes that help not only to wipe away plaque from the surface of the tooth, but also to massage the gums. Chew toys also promote the production of saliva, which naturally cleans and disinfects the mouth.
The most popular variant of supplementary dental care are dental treats. These usually contain an abrasive component for removing plaque and selected seaweed , which should influence the composition of saliva in terms of its higher ability to dissolve tartar.
The new dental treats are based on the results of research by EC Reynolds, a professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Melbourne. He proved that milk protein, especially casein, inhibits the amino acids contained in saliva in their antibacterial effect and increases their effectiveness by 80%. In addition, the calcium and phosphorus contained in the milk protein, in combination with casein, enables the regeneration (remineralization) of already damaged tooth enamel. Regular feeding of these treats (ideally at least before bedtime) thus ensures a reduction in the amount of bacteria in the mouth and at the same time enables the correction of minor damages that have already occurred.
And what is the conclusion? Properly selected treats and toys can help you take care of your dog's oral health, but there is no substitute for regular brushing of your dog's teeth. Do not believe in miracle algae powders or solutions that are added to water with the promise of dissolving plaque. Take care of your dog's teeth as you would your own, and get the dog accessories that will strengthen its health.
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