Caring for Big Bully Bites

Dog dentures?  If you don't think so, then you need to be caring for those big bully bites.  There is nothing less frightening to a intruder than a dog that threatens to gum its target. For the safety of your family it is important to maintain those sparkly whites.

It is especially important to care for your bullies teeth as they age.  If you want your bully to be a willing partner in this endeavor start when they are young, thus they will grow up accustomed to the cleaning procedure.

Your vet will most likely advise you to brush the dog's teeth on a daily basis. You should be able to find special dog toothbrushes as well as special dog toothpaste in most stores that carry pet supplies or magazines that carry dog supplies.

When first starting to brush you will want to get your bully used to the taste of the toothpaste by dabbing some on a cotton swab and rubbing it on the teeth. Most dog toothpaste is made with tasty flavors will beef or chicken. After your dog is used to the cotton swab, switch to a finger brush. Once that slobbering big baby is an adult you can then switch to a dog toothbrush.

Brushing is important  in the prevention of dental disease and to lower the risk of dental tartar. Brushing also frees any debris your dog may have on or between the teeth from chewing on objects or bones. You can make your dental care a regular part of how you interact with your dog on a daily basis much like what you do when you play with the dog.

It is also important to provide your dog with plenty of chewing exercise. Rawhide chews; especially those that are designed for teeth care are beneficial for your dog. There are even rawhide chews that are made with a special enzyme that helps to prevent plaque buildup.

Dogs still need a regular visit to the vet each year as part of their healthy lifestyle and a professional teeth cleaning will likely be a part of the healthy lifestyle plan at your vet's office. During this exam your dog's teeth will be examined to see if any teeth require pulling or repair. The vet will also polish the teeth during this procedure. If your dog does need to have teeth pulled your vet will likely put your dog on a course of antibiotics to avoid infection.

There are vets that specialize in the care of dog teeth and can perform root canals and other extensive teeth care for dogs.

Your vet is your best source of information regarding the health and care of your dog's teeth.