Teeth are an important part of a person’s body as it enables us to eat properly and improve our well-being. We keep our teeth clean and regularly checked by dentists to ensure that nothing is wrong with them. If there is something wrong with our teeth, we tend to lose our confidence and it affects our overall health.
Teeth is also an important part of making sure our pets remain healthy and free from any infections. However, most owners tend to overlook their pet’s teeth when they are grooming them and would often times remember it when your pet is already experiencing problems eating or opening their mouth.
It is ideal that pet owners get their pet’s teeth cleaned yearly, with some saying it should be cleaned daily like how we take care of our own teeth. Special kinds of toothpaste with beef or poultry flavours are currently available in the market for pets and it is safe for them to swallow. Pet owners can also give their pets certain pet treats which can prevent bad breath and gum diseases.
It is also not advisable for pet owners to use large toothbrushes when brushing their pet’s teeth because it is too big for their mouths. Instead, using a small finger brush or a square gauze can help clean your pet’s teeth better. You can also wrap your pets in a towel and hold them close so they don’t move around when you brush their teeth.
A regular dental cleaning habit must also begin when your pet is in their younger years to enable them to get used to it. Cats can also be trained to get used to good dental cleaning in their younger days.
If you will be serving as your pet’s groomer and clean their teeth for the first time, here are some tips to get you started:
If you do not have the time to clean your pet’s teeth, you can go to various pet grooming salons within Singapore to get it sorted out. Professional groomers can clean your pet’s teeth for you and even sell Veterinary Oral Health Council-approved dental products for your pet.
If your pet is showing signs of oral problems, immediately take them to your pet’s dentist to get it checked up and cleaned. Most veterinary clinics in Singapore offer affordable dental cleaning services for your pets and even assist you in learning how to clean your pet’s teeth properly, as well as what products to use. They also sell VOHC-approved products for your pet and recommend which ones would work well for your pet’s condition. Make sure to also request an appointment before you head to the vet because you may need to get a longer consultation period for your pet’s needs.
As a pet owner, you are responsible for making sure your pet receives the love and care they deserve. Your pets can also feel pain and sickness, so you must make sure every part of their body is well taken care of. In terms of their teeth, it should always be monitored and maintained because failing to keep it clean even once can trigger immediate complications. When a complication arises, immediately seek the help of your pet’s dentist to get it sorted out.
Remember: A clean body equals a healthy body so take good care of your pets’ body, especially their teeth!