Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is all too common in dogs and, because our furry friends can’t tell us when they’re suffering, it’s easy for owners to miss. Our mission is to help people look after their dog’s teeth, from establishing a good oral care routine to spotting the signs of gum disease before it becomes an issue.
Your dog’s teeth are as important to them as our hands are to us
Your dog doesn’t only use their teeth to eat but to hold, pull and carry things too. And it’s precisely because they do so much with their teeth that they really need looking after.
Understanding plaque and tartar
Bacteria on teeth form an off-white, sticky layer called dental plaque. Plaque that isn’t removed will harden into tartar (which will need to be professionally removed by a vet during a scale and polish treatment). The bacteria within plaque attack your dog’s gums causing inflammation and eventually pain. If not dealt with this can lead to tooth loss as supporting structures that hold the tooth in place are destroyed.
Prevention is better the cure: Why a daily oral care routine is important
Just like humans, dogs need a good daily oral care routine for their health and wellbeing. The single most effective thing you can do is brush your dog’s teeth daily. Regular dental check-ups with the vet are also important, and you might want to consider giving your furry friend a daily chew such as PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX™.
One PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX™ a day can help keep tartar away
Just one PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX™ chew a day is scientifically proven to reduce tartar build-up by up to 80%. With their unique x-shape, the texture is designed to give your dog’s teeth a really good clean. What’s more dogs love them (they’ll think they’re having a treat not a teeth clean!).
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