Healthy Teeth Tips for Dogs

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The puppies are taking over this Big Game weekend, and before you adopt your new furry friend, it’s important to learn how you can take care of them.

Risas Dental and Braces is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Adopt-a-Bowl with Your Phoenix CW and Love Pup Foundation. Oral hygiene is an often-overlooked but essential component in a dog’s overall health. Before you adopt your new furry friend, be sure to do your research on what it takes to keep their mouth clean and healthy.  

After all, taking care of your dog’s teeth is just as important as taking care of your human teeth.

Here are some tips you can follow at home:

  • Make sure your dog has chew toys – the act of chewing benefits your dog’s oral health (can help remove plaque, strengthen jaw, etc.).
  • Dogs don’t get as many cavities as humans because they don’t eat as much sugar.
  • A dog’s bite strength is between 250 and 325 PSI (pounds per square inch) compared to the average human bite force of 120-220 PSI.
  • A swollen face or a runny nose can be a sign that your dog is having dental problems. Always talk to your vet. 

Remember to always consult your vet if you have any questions. 

Meet this year’s Adopt-a-Bowl teams the Quarterbarks and the Paw-Stars.

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