Pedigree Dentastix & Poultry Dog Toothpaste Fight Canine Gum Disease

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Dr Oz: Dogs Gum Disease

If you’re a fan of Dr Oz and his show, you are probably conscious about your overall health. But do you make sure to take the same basic precautions when it comes to the health of man’s best friend? Dr Oz’s recent Dogs Summer Survival Guide is a good place to start. He also shared some important advice about dental health for dogs, including Canine Gum Disease, Poultry Dog Toothpaste and a Pedigree Dentastix Review.

Dr Oz: Dogs & Gum Disease

Dr Oz: Pedigree Dentastix & Gum Disease

Pedigree Dentastix & Poultry Toothpaste are among the ways humans can help dogs fight Gum Disease.

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Veterinarian Jeff Werber joined Dr Oz to share the importance of canine health in keeping a pet’s life long, healthy, and happy. To help, Dr Oz’s own dog Rosie served as a model. Untreated Gum Disease can eventually develop into Heart Disease, which is dangerous for pets, just like humans. Other consequences for dogs could include Kidney or Liver Disease.

Gum Disease forms when oral bacteria mixes with food, forming plaque on the teeth. This leads to Tartar and eventually Gingivitis before becoming Gum Disease. If you’ve been wondering what’s wrong with your dog’s appetite, this is a possible reason. In many cases, by the time this condition is discovered, it’s too late to reverse its effects.

Dr Oz: Canine Gum Disease Symptoms

Are you worried about your dog’s Gum Disease risk? Try this quick checklist to examine your pet.

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  • Bad Breath
  • Swollen or Red Gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Loss of Appetite

If you’re noticing these signs in your dog, they could indicate the formation of Tartar. That may be allowing bacteria into your pet’s bloodstream, which could eventually travel to the heart. The effects on other organs can be similar, but they’re all bad news for your best friend. A whopping 80% of dogs will have Gingivitis by age 3 (or 21 in dog years).

Dr Oz: Poultry Dog Toothpaste

You can keep tabs on your dog’s health with annual appointments at your veterinarian’s office, where they will check for a variety of health issues, including Gum Disease.

To help prevent worsening oral health in your pet, you can actually brush their teeth, ideally about three times each week. You can find flavored toothpaste designed for our furry friends, in pet friendly flavors such as Poultry Dog Toothpaste.

To start out, try brushing the animal’s teeth using your finger. As your dog gets used to the routine, you can work your way up to a larger brush. (Just make sure you don’t mix it up with any of your other family members’ toothbrushes–ew!)

Dr Oz: Pedigree Dentastix Review

Be sure you’re keeping your pet on a healthy diet and allowing him or her to have access to plenty of water all day long. For added health benefits, give them Pedigree Dentastix as a snack. This, along with brushing, can actually help remove as much as 80% of the Tartar buildup in your dog’s mouth.

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Comments

  1. Dayna says

    My dog was a doxie and lived to be almost 14 years old. She was in wonderful dental health. Most doxies loose teeth by the time they are 3 or 4 but she never lost one tooth. We brushed her teeth 2 to 3 times a week and always on bath day. She didn’t like it at first but after a few months she didn’t mind it at all. I could tell her to grab her brush while I got the paste and she would bring it right to me. When she went to the vet he couldn’t believe the excellent shape her mouth was in. He always said she had teeth like a pup even when she was in her upper years. She would not eat the dentastix at all so we kept it clean with the beef flavored tooth paste and she loved to chew on rawhide bones. She never had bad breathe or gum problems.

    • says

      My dogs are picky, but they do like rawhides. I’ve been curious how they’d do with the toothpaste, but it’s good to know that some dogs like it, and that your pet benefited from it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Dr. Oz, I recently bought a product called St. George’s Plaque Blast. Have you heard of it and if so, what do you think? Is it helpful in preventing gum disease? My dog had an allergic reaction to something recently and I was wondering if it could have been this product. It did seem to help with the plaque. Thank you for your help! Sincerely, Noreen

    • says

      Noreen, we are fans of Dr Oz like you, but since we’re not affiliated with him, we don’t have a way to forward your message. My suggestion would be that you check with your vet to see if that product is safe for use on your dog or whether it may have caused a reaction. Good luck!

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