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Pet Dental Health

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Give your dog the care they deserve.

Just like our own teeth, our dogs’ teeth need dental care. Help take care of your dog’s teeth by doing the following, brushing their teeth, scheduling an annual cleaning, and letting them play with specific dental toys.

What causes dental disease?

Just like humans, dogs and cats accumulate plaque on their teeth from bacteria left behind from residual particles of food. The buildup of plaque over time can lead to periodontal disease, resulting in multiple health issues for your pet. Any sort of oral problem can escalate over time if not properly taken care of and can be as serious as tooth loss and organ damage.

Signs of Dental Disease

  • Difficulty eating & loss of appetite
  • Drooling
  • Pawing at mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Receding or bleeding gums
  • Nasal discharge or sneezing

Prevention – Dog Teeth Cleaning

Taking care of your dog’s teeth is the best way to prevent periodontal disease. Regularly brushing their teeth, yearly cleanings at their vet, and providing dental chew toys and treats can help avoid any unnecessary discomfort to your furry family member.

KONG Dental Products

These are the best dental chew toys for dogs to have a safe and fun chewing outlet that helps with their oral hygiene.

Squeezz® Dental
Toy flexes as dogs chew for a deeper cleaning

Dental Stick™
Stuff with treats, pastes, or peanut butter to extend playtime

Uniquely designed Denta-Ridges™ clean teeth while providing a chewing outlet

Dental with Rope
Cotton rope cleans teeth while satisfying natural instincts

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