Dog’s require a trip to the dentist just like us humans. They need proper oral health care and routine checkups. There are several dental procedures and oral surgeries performed to fix their canine teeth.
Your dogs wellness and overall quality of life is directly dependent on their dental hygiene.
I had to learn it the hard way, my dog lost his life to a heart failure caused by bacteria in his mouth. I wish someone had told me the importance of dental health for my dog.
Oral health is directly related to their lifespan
You probably already know the significance of a healthy diet and regular exercise for your pet or emotional support animal. But paying attention to your dog’s dental hygiene is essential too.
If you want your dog to live a long and complete life, which you obviously do – take good care of their teeth.
Due to poor dental health, bacteria gets formed in your pet/ESA's mouth which can then spread throughout their body causing damage to other essential organs including their heart.
This can affect your pets lifespan, shortening the time they get to spend with you.
A dog with a poor dental health is at a risk of getting several medical conditions and getting severely unwell.
You should visit a clinic for monthly checkup of your emotional support animal and take your esa letter along with you.
Your dog can get the following diseases due to poor oral health care:
A build-up of plaque or tartar around the canine teeth can cause gum diseases.
Gum diseases are immensely painful and can cause your dog to face difficulty while eating; it can also result in tooth loss and other serious issues.
Poor dental condition can also result in dermatitis around the folds of a dog’s mouth. The skin around their mouth is already moist due to the saliva, so it is common for your dog to get fold dermatitis.
Dogs just like their owners, us humans, grow two sets of teeth. However, they have 42 instead of our 32 teeth.
Brush their teeth regularly. Develop this habit in them when they are young; similar to how we teach our kids to brush.