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Managing Your Dog’s Dental Issues

Regular cleaning of your dog’s teeth can reduce plaque and keep his breath from smelling badly. Thus you need to clean your dog’s teeth as part of his routine care. However, even with the best of care your dog will need periodic professional cleanings done under sedation. The veterinarian can clean areas you can’t clean on your own such as below the gum line. Many dogs only get professional cleanings when their owners see dirty teeth, red or swollen gums or a bad odor. If you wait that long, your dog may need extractions or treatment for abscesses. Dental disease is painful and can introduce dangerous bacteria into your dog’s bloodstream. Your dog may have difficulty eating because of dental issues so his nutrition could suffer. Seek your vet’s recommendations on when you should schedule a professional cleaning. Contact your vet Chico, CA to learn more.

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