Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is just as important for dogs as it is for the people that own them. In recent years, many different products have become available to dog owners looking to help their canine’s canines stay pearly white. Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers some helpful information on keeping a dog’s mouth in good health, while choosing the top products that are the most effective.
Just like humans, bacteria and plaque can build up in a dog’s mouth, causing bad breath. This can also lead to the formation of tartar, after which gingivitis can occur, resulting in gum and tooth loss. Prevention of such complications is extremely easy–teeth cleaning and brushing, if done regularly, is sufficient. It is especially important to consistently clean the teeth of a Havanese, as they tend to develop tartar at a much earlier age than other breeds. If not properly cared for, a Havanese can experience dental problems as early as two or three years old.
Canine tooth-brushing kits are often readily available to assist in cleaning. However, soft gauze wrapped around someone’s finger can work just as well as a canine toothbrush. Similarly, although canine toothpaste can be obtained from a vet, a solution of baking soda and water may also be used. Do not use fluoride– especially on young dogs– as this can stop tooth enamel from properly developing. Human toothpaste and mouthwash can have similar side effects– do not use it!
To help make tooth brushing easier on both the dog and the owner, take time to let the canine get used to the feeling of having something rubbed in his or her mouth. This method is best achieved by beginning when the dog is just a puppy. Start by massaging just the lips several times a day for a couple of weeks, and then move onto teeth and gums. Allow the dog to adjust to the taste of the toothpaste before actually brushing. Brushing teeth at a 45-degree angle and in small circles can increase the overall effectiveness of the cleaning. Royal Flush Havanese recommends brushing two to three times per week.
Chew toys and treats are also available to aid in canine dental care. However, Royal Flush Havanese only recommends items that can be chewed on, and not eaten. Edible products, such as green chewable teeth-cleaning treats, can lead to digestive problems and additional complication. It is much safer to stick to rubber or rope toys and other items that can be chewed on but not ingested.
Changes in eating habits, noticeably bad breath, excessive drooling, discoloration or swelling within the mouth, and bleeding gums can all be signs of more serious dental health problems. Royal Flush Havanese recommends that all dogs see a vet every 6 to 12 months, during which they should have their teeth checked by a professional. Proper maintenance of a dog’s teeth can help to prevent much larger problems and costs down the road.
Visit the Royal Flush Havanese website to read more useful tips about the health and well being of your dog. Awarded a Certificate of No Complaints and rated A+ for their outstanding dedication to honesty in the business place, customer satisfaction, and ethical policies and procedures by the Better Business Bureau, Royal Flush Havanese is dedicated to producing the finest Havanese puppies and providing outstanding service in their care. The only dog-breeder in Rhode Island to be accredited by the BBB, Royal Flush Havanese has also received outstanding reviews from their many delighted clients. Royal Flush Havanese is proud of their commitment to excellence and has thousands of admiring fans and followers on Facebook. "Like" the Royal Flush Havanese Facebook page today to show your support.