When last have you checked your dog’s teeth?
If your pooch’s breath smells bad, it may mean that they have gum disease. Luckily there is something you can do about it.
If your dog’s breath smells like a garbage can, it could be a sign of gum disease that needs to be attended to. Unfortunately, our canine friends can’t tell us when something is wrong, so it’s up to us to get to the bottom of the cause of the odour.
Research has shown that 4 out of 5 dogs over 3-years-old have gum disease caused by plaque and tartar build-up around the gum line. This statistic can be reduced with an effective dental routine.
How to tell if your dog has possible gum disease:
• Bad breath
• Red, inflamed or bleeding gums
• Receding gum line
• Tooth root exposure
• Loose teeth
• Tartar build-up
• Changes in eating patterns, like preferring soft foods, in severe cases
PEDIGREE® DentaStix™ is recommended by vets and can be introduced as a morning or evening cleaning routine you have with your dog. Let them chomp a DentaStix™ while you brush your teeth – what could be easier?
Thanks to a unique x-shape and a mildly abrasive texture, PEDIGREE® DentaStix™ – with active ingredients – is scientifically proven to reduce the build-up of plaque at the gum line when fed to your dog daily. To top it off, they are low in fat, free of artificial colour and sugar and contain real meat flavour so they are sure to love it!
Tips to keep your dog’s teeth healthy
• Make sure your dog has an annual oral health examination at the vet
• Train your dog – preferably as a puppy – to get them used to have their teeth brushed
• Provide chews, toys, and treats that are safe for them to chew on, like PEDIGREE® DentaStix™
PEDIGREE DentaStix is available at most retailers and is made for small, medium and large breed dogs. Not suitable for puppies younger than 4 months.
“So many dog owners forget to check the condition of their pet’s teeth. Bad breath is often ‘brushed over’, when in fact, if left untreated, can lead to the deterioration of your dog’s health and standard of life.” – Ashleigh Sanderson, Senior brand manager, dog portfolio