Many pet owners may be surprised to learn that a chug dog’s dental health is as important as the shots they receive when they are just a puppy.
Dental problems in pets go way beyond bad breath. Periodontal disease is the most common health problem in chug dogs today. In fact at, least 80 percent of dogs suffer from it by age 2. If this is untreated it can lead to further damage in your chug puppy.
Unfortunatley, chug puppies fall into toy breed of dogs which have a tendency to develop dental problems more so than larger breeds.
Dr. Daniel Carmichael, veterinary dental specialist with the Veterinary Medical Center in West Islip, N.Y. reccomends the following for chug puppies dental health:
- Schedule regular dental checkups with your vet. If you notice an outbreak of bad breath coming from your chug puppy, take him sooner.
- Daily to bi-daily brushing of your dog’s teeth.
- Choosing dog treats with dental benefits. Chewing on rawhide has been proven in clinical studies to help reduce plaque and tartar. The treats may not smell that great, but they do to your chug puppy – which means he will chew longer.
A healthy chug, is a happy chug, so make sure you pay close attention to his dental hygeine.