Does My Dog Have Gum Disease?

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Did you know that gum disease is the most common disease affecting pet dogs? Estimates show that more than two-thirds of dogs over three years old have some form of periodontal disease. This disease can be silently destructive, eating away the supporting structures around the teeth without apparent signs and symptoms until it’s gone past the point for reversing its effects. If it goes too far, perfectly healthy teeth can be lost because nothing will hold them in place. Do you know how to protect your dog from gum disease?

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Does My Dog Have A Tooth Infection?

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Teeth are an essential part of your dog’s body and play a significant role in their health. When dogs have healthy teeth, they can get the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy and strong. When their teeth aren’t healthy, it affects total body health and can cause discomfort. Do you know how to check your dog’s teeth for an infection?

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Best Pet Dental Insurance: What Coverage & Exclusions Are Common?

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Puppies have 28 teeth and often enjoy chewing on wooden furniture, rocks, and other items that aren’t labeled as “chew toys.” This can lead to foreign body ingestion and opens up the risk of tooth destruction. As puppies age, they lose their baby teeth, and their adult teeth grow in. All breeds have 42 teeth as adults. Whether it’s playing with a toy, wrestling with a furry pal or pet parent, or getting injured accidentally by a car or something else, it’s common for dogs to experience dental issues due to illness or injury.

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How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?

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Who doesn’t love a sweet doggie smile? But how much do you know about what’s going on inside your dog’s mouth? To care for your dog in every way, it makes sense to learn more about your dog’s teeth so you know how they should look and how to care for them. Let’s get back to basics, starting with asking yourself if you know how many teeth dogs have?

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Rawhide Alternatives: Safer Ways To Satisfy Your Champion Chewer

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If you’ve been a dog parent for a while, you may have heard about the dangers of giving your pup rawhide treats. Rawhide is so popular because it’s a cheap, long-lasting chew that can keep dogs entertained for hours. But the dangers far outweigh the benefits. The good news is there are many equally hardy chews on the market that are much safer. Which are the best rawhide alternatives for your type of chewer?

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Best Dental Chews For Dogs: Give Your Dog A Pearly White Smile

Dog chewing on dental stick: Best Dental Chews for Dogs

You walk in the door after a long day of work and your dog jumps on you and gives you all the puppy kisses in the world. How sweet, but man does her breath stink! Your sweet pup is just trying to show you how much she missed you, but you are not enjoying the affection because she needs a mint fast!

Thankfully, dog dental chews can help with this. Not only can they freshen your pup’s breath, but they can also help with gum health and reduce plaque and tartar build up…

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5 Steps To Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth (A Complete Guide)

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After a long day, what dog owner doesn’t love the joyful welcome they receive from their beloved pets when they walk in the door? But when you bend down to greet your happy hound, does their bad doggy breath make you cringe? That halitosis could be more than just a sign that Fido ate something he shouldn’t have. Often bad breath, just as for humans, is a sign that your dog’s dental health is not what it should be. So what does a responsible dog owner do…

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