The greyhounds are getting their teeth cleaned today. Greyhounds seem to have particular problems with periodontal disease, often showing signs as early as two years of age. Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
Here are some of the things that owners can do for any breed that will insure good dental care:
- brush their teeth daily - even twice daily if you find that makes a difference. Experiment with different doggie toothpastes to see if your dog does better on a particular type.
- get some anti-gingivitis mouthwash and wipe it along the gumline daily.
- provide safe chew toys that are made especially for helping with dental hygiene.
- learn how to scale the teeth. It isn't hard to do.
- feed only dry food
- check teeth regularly and keep up with appointments to get the teeth cleaned.