Does your dog have doggy breath? Bad breath, plaque and cavities can be prevented with a little brushing.
It is great to feed your dog dry dog food and chew toys, which help to keep plaque down. There are also dog biscuits made just for tartar control. With all of these options you may think that your dog does not need his teeth brushed, but brushing it is still important.
An astounding 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS). Click HERE.
Brushing your dog's teeth will also add to his life. The plaque on the teeth if left alone can grow bacteria. This can enter the blood stream between the teeth and gums. This will add to the stress on the dog's organs and shorten his life span. Reading the information found on the site mentioned above really puts brushing into perspective. It is such a simple practice that will benefit you and your dog.