Already we are into February, boy times flies when you are having fun. Now that we are in the month of February one needs to take advantage of their vet’s deals with it being National Pet Dental Month. Pugs are no different so check out your Pug’s teeth: check for bad breath, discolored teeth, loose teeth, a Pug unable to chew hard food, a Pug drooling, possible bleeding in the mouth, your Pug uncomfortable or snaps when you touch their mouth, or loss of weight or your Pug’s appetite. A Pug owner knows that something must be wrong if your Pug is not eating. Many veterinarians are offering specials to have your Pugs teeth examined and cleaned. Don’t wait until they get bad get them check out now.
One can prevent tooth decay with brushing your Pug’s teeth at a minimum of twice a week. There are toothpastes that are beef, chicken, or other flavors a Pug would like. There are also toothbrushes and brushes that go on your finger tip to help get into the mouth of your Pug. Once you clean your Pug’s teeth added a “mouthwash” to your Pug’s water bowl will help to keep them clean until the next cleaning. If you start brushing your Pug’s teeth at a young age or as soon as you adopt one they will get used to it and not fight as time goes in. Even in older Pugs eventually they will get used to it, if you are able to brush their teeth on a consistent basis.
Another way to help plaque and tarter from attacking your Pugs teeth is to let them chew on things to produce saliva which helps washes it away. Chew toys such a Nylon bones, Greenies, Dentastix from Pedigree, Bully Sticks, rope toys, and etcetera. Pugs love to chew as it is so might as well as give them a chew toy which helps keeps their teeth clean and breathe smelling fresh.
Again, check with your veterinarian to see what deals they are offering to have your Pug’s teeth check out, consider brushing your Pug’s teeth on a regular basis, don’t forget the mouthwash for their water, and stock up on chew toys. Once their puppy teeth are gone they only have one set to last them the rest of the life so be a responsible Pug owner and help protect their teeth.