Dental disorders are quite common amongst our canine companions. Keep your dog’s dental health in peak condition with these three tips from your Myrtle Beach veterinarian’s office.

High-Quality Diet

Your dog’s diet is very important for his oral well-being. Make sure you are feeding your dog a high-quality, nutritionally balanced canine diet that is appropriate for his age, breed, and overall health. Also consider dental-conscious dog treats; ask your vet for a recommendation.

Tooth Brushing

You can brush your dog’s teeth at home with a dog-specific brush and a canine-formulated toothpaste. Start with a small dab of the toothpaste on your finger and gently rub your dog’s gums, just so your dog can get used to the taste. Over time, graduate to the brush. If necessary, take each tooth one at a time, soothing your dog with verbal praise and petting as you proceed.

Veterinary Visits

Regularly veterinary check-ups are also key to your dog’s dental health. During visits, your veterinarian can examine your dog’s teeth and gums, spotting any problems early and making treatment quicker, easier, and much more effective.

Would you like further advice on improving your dog’s dental health? Give your Myrtle Beach veterinarian a call today.