The Importance of Dental Care
It was not very long ago that dog owners and even veterinarians did not understand the important need of dog dental care, both at home and at professional cleaning facilities. For quite a long time, it was falsely believed that a dog did not need their teeth brushed; people thought that a dog's mouth was clean to the point of being sterile...and that all a dog needed was a good bone to chew on to keep their teeth healthy.
This is sad, because countless dogs have suffered in the past due to lack of proper cleaning...Many dogs have died from infections that festered in the gums for years, and their owners just did not know.
Dog owners used to believe that brushing a dog's teeth was "silly" and unnecessary. Little did they know that infections due to lack of cleaning were fatal.
As their dog grew older and began to have trouble chewing, an owner would think that it was part of the normal aging process...not understanding that it was due to pain. How unfortunate it is that those Maltipoos were unable to let their human family members know that they were suffering from dental issues.
Thankfully, with the knowledge that we have today, dogs are spared dental pain and suffering...We now know that dental care is just as important as any other health
Your Maltipoo needs you to brush (and scrape) their teeth just as often as you brush your own teeth. Understanding the importance of this will save your dog from possible severe pain and eventual death due from infections.
Using the right products and making this part of your normal grooming routine will help ensure that your dog's teeth remain free of damaging plaque, tartar and decay.