Pet Dental Health
February 2, 2021
What causes dental disease?
Just like humans, dogs and cats accumulate plaque on their teeth from bacteria left behind from residual particles of food. The buildup of plaque over time can lead to periodontal disease, resulting in multiple health issues for your pet. Any sort of oral problems can escalate over time if not properly taken care of and can be as serious as tooth loss and organ damage.
Signs of Dental Disease
- Difficulty eating & loss of appetite
- Pawing at mouth
- Bad breath
- Loose or missing teeth
- Receding or bleeding gums
- Nasal discharge or sneezing
Prevention – Dog Teeth Cleaning
Taking care of your dog’s teeth is the best way to prevent periodontal disease. Regularly brushing their teeth, yearly cleanings at their vet, and providing dental chew toys and treats can help avoid any unnecessary discomfort to your furry family member.
KONG Dental Products
These are the best dental chew toys for dogs to have a safe and fun chewing outlet that helps with their oral hygiene.
Toy flexes as dogs chew for a deeper cleaning
Stuff Denta-Ridges™ with treats; pastes or peanut butter to extend playtime
Uniquely designed Denta-Ridges™ clean teeth while providing a chewing outlet
Cotton rope cleans teeth while satisfying natural instincts