And the dogs also hurt their teeth. They, of course, do not talk about it, but the attentive owner will always notice how the dog is sad, does not sleep well, refuses to eat and often smacks.
Therefore, dogs need dental care.
The first time to visit a veterinary dentist is recommended when changing milk teeth. The fact is that not infrequently (especially in small breeds) permanent teeth in dogs grow incorrectly. And the reason is that the milk teeth were not removed at the time. The first sign of such a problem is the appearance of an unpleasant smell from the pet's mouth. At this point, and you need to contact a specialist.
Dog teeth care
To begin caring for the teeth of a dog you need from the moment milk teeth erupt. Daily brushing your teeth will teach your puppy to calmly treat this manipulation, and the owner will allow you to constantly monitor the change of teeth.
Show dogs and high-breed dogs chosen for breeding need extra care.
Types of dental services for dogs
First of all, it is very important to regularly remove tartar. It is he who causes the appearance of a putrid smell from the dog's mouth. Its removal is carried out in two ways - ultrasonic (painless and non-traumatic procedure) and mechanical (stone is scraped from the teeth).
If you do not remove the stone in time, then under it the dentist can detect carious changes, and, at times, and periodontitis is an incurable disease.
Since it is impossible to treat caries in small dogs due to too small a tooth size, the prevention of tartar is the only way to avoid these problems.
You can remove tartar not only in a special salon, but also at home, so as not to frighten your dog by visiting unfamiliar places.
Dogs also need other types of dental services:
- removal of milk teeth, especially in dwarf breeds, which have a genetic tendency to delay the change of teeth;
- removal of non-viable molars damaged by tooth decay;
- canal filling in large breeds;
- treatment of the oral cavity with antibacterial drugs.
However, it is important to know the dog’s owner that any dental operations with animals are performed using general anesthesia.
Therefore, the choice of clinic or salon should be careful. People working in it should have a veterinary education and understand anaesthesiology and resuscitation, which is applied to domestic animals.