Your dog is susceptible to many of the same dental problems as humans such as bad breath, tartar buildup, gum disease, and tooth loss. Furthermore, bacteria from gum disease can invade your dog’s bloodstream and lead to increased risk for heart, kidney, and liver disease.
Regular teeth cleaning can help prevent health issues and expensive treatment—and avoid having your dog anesthetized for cleaning procedures.
To help your dog enjoy teeth brushing and turn a potential negative experience into a positive one, watch a helpful video entitled Fear-Free Tooth Brushing (permission generously granted by #thankstomaddie).
Please note that although the Maddie’s Fund website supports rescue leadership and volunteers, much of its content is also very helpful for pet owners. So please take advantage of this excellent tutorial!