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All in a Pug’s Smile

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How bright is your Pug’s smile? Does it seem a bit yellower, maybe your Pug has tarter? Pugs need their teeth cleaned just as humans need their teeth cleaned. Many Pug owners do not realize that oral disease is one of the most diagnosed infectious diseases yet the one that can be controlled with general oral care. Most Pugs by time that reach the age of three or four already have the signs of oral disease. Untreated oral disease can lead to bad breath, tooth loss, loss of appetite and even have your Pug in severe pain. Oral disease can also lead to serious health problems such as heart problems. To assist in the prevention of oral disease you should give your Pug bones to chew on such as Nylon bones, tarter control dental bones or other dental bones which helps to produce saliva. Do not just rely on these bones to do the job completely. It is best if you could brush your Pugs teeth on a daily but nothing less than a weekly basis as well as use a dental rinse in their water. Pet stores such as PetSmart or PetCo have specific toothpaste and toothbrushes flavored for the Pugs such as chicken or beef to assist with dental care. It is important NOT to use human toothpaste on your Pug, these are not made for Pugs and it is not good for him and can cause harmful effects. It is very important to get your Pug use to dental care at the youngest age possible but if that is not possible get them use to dental care as soon as you bring them home. Also, take your Pug in for regular dental checkups at your Vet. Pugs need to have their teeth taken care of for them because they are unable to do it themselves. If you are unsure about dental care and the seriousness please inquire with your Pugs Vet.

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