Your Goldendoodle’s health is similar to yours in the respect that if one part of it is neglected, it can become a serious problem. Ensuring your Goldendoodle stays in good health means prioritizing check-ups with a vet and maintaining good hygiene between visits. Many people forget that this includes keeping up with your dog’s dental hygiene, which is what we shall look at in this post.
Let’s begin by making something clear: Your Goldendoodle’s teeth need to be cleaned regularly. If you are clueless on how to get started, then the following post should lay a good foundation for you:
How to Clean the Teeth Of a Goldendoodle
You can give your dog a daily dental stick to help keep his mouth and teeth clean, but you should also brush your Goldendoodle’s teeth as well.
Veterinary studies show that by the age of three, 80% of dogs exhibit signs of gum disease. Symptoms include yellow and brown build-up of tartar along the gum line, red inflamed gums, and persistent bad breath.
It shouldn’t be a chore, but a pleasant experience for both of you. Take things slowly in the beginning, give him lots of praise and many dogs will start looking forward to teeth brushing sessions. Use a pet toothpaste (the human variety can upset a dog’s stomach). Many have flavors which your dog will find tasty. Read more at Dog Grooming Tutorial…
The earlier you begin your dental hygiene regimen with your pup, the better it will be for both of you. Making it routine will allow your dog to relax and remove the stress from you both.
If your doodle absolutely detests having their teeth brushed, perhaps you can make things easier by following the advice of another Goldendoodle owner, which can be found in the following post:
A SAVVY 2-STEP ROUTINE TO PREVENT BAD BREATH AND PLAQUE IN DOGS (AND CATS)
When my goldendoodle Cam was a puppy, his breath was really bad. I tried canine toothpaste and toothbrushing, but that was an ordeal beyond words. Some dogs don’t mind a toothbrush; Cam didn’t like it at all. So I asked our vet for his advice at one of Cam’s puppy visits.
The vet recommended a 2-step solution: this breath spray used routinely and in conjunction with this Clenz-a-Dent 2-in-1 product.
The breath spray is designed to restore and maintain a dog’s (or cat’s) natural flora and saliva flow. It also helps dissolve biofilm that leads to plaque. According to my vet, dry mouth is typically the reason animals have bad breath. Read more at Family Savvy…
Once you have a simple routine to follow, the next thing to do is to get the right tools to help you get the job done. The following post gives some of the best ones to consider:
Brushing your dog’s teeth without the right kind of brush is a perfect example of this problem. It’s darn close to impossible to clean them properly. And the right brush with the wrong paste is nearly as bad.
Tooth and gum problems are very real concerns for your dog, so you want to make sure you are taking proper care of their oral hygiene. Even daily brushing will be less effective without the right tools.
So, what should be in your doggy dental kit to give your pet optimum oral care? Read more at Labrador Training HQ…
Now you have enough information to keep your Goldendoodle’s dental health on track. The little things you do will have a huge impact in the long run.