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How to Treat Gingivitis in Dogs

Some studies show that more than 80 percent of pets ages three and older undergo some type of dental disease. In many cases the dental disease is gingivitis. This occurs due to a buildup of excessive tartar and plaque, which comes from food that isn’t brushed away either naturally through the use of dental treats and crunchy dog food or through regular teeth brushing. It’s important to brush your dog’s teeth at least once a day. You can use a toothpaste and toothbrush recommended by your vet or you can use a cloth to simply wipe away extra buildup on your dog’s teeth. Feeding dental treats and crunchy food is a great away to naturally break down food while your dog eats. Other forms of treatment for gingivitis include the removal of problem teeth, decaying teeth, overcrowded teeth, and routine cleanings from a professional dental veterinarian. Talk with your Longview, TX veterinary clinic to learn more.

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