Owners Say ‘AGH’ to Dogs' Dental Bills

By May 29, 2013 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Industry research has revealed that on average 80% of dogs over the age of three will suffer from gum disease. The common misconception that dogs teeth will ‘look after themselves’ is leading to this statistic rising, when in reality there are simple measures that can be taken to prevent this problem. affordable dental implants london

Just like us, dogs get a build-up of plaque on their teeth and, just like us, this can lead to tooth decay. Dogs will benefit from regular teeth brushing, so it might shock you that in a recent survey …dental hygienist london. a staggering 43% of pet owners never brush their dog’s teeth.

Add this to the fact that a majority of pet insurance plans don’t cover the cost of dental care in the standard package, despite survey results showing that 86% of people think it should be. Of those questioned is also emerged that 30% of people have forked out more money on their pets teeth than their own.

The research… quizzed 800 people from across the UK, and was conducted to support the British Dental Health Foundations ‘National Smile Month’.best cosmetic dentist london 

As well as regular brushing a balanced diet will help to keep dogs teeth healthy. Dogs’ diets can vary greatly dependent on breed, owner and personal taste – but to help keep those pearly whites in check it is also recommended to include a dry food in your dog’s day – be it in treat form or kibble in their dinner the rough texture will help to remove tartar from the teeth…

“This research is definitely an interesting read about people’s attitudes and behaviours towards dental care for their dogs. National Smile Month campaigns for healthy and happy teeth and there is no reason this shouldn’t apply to our pets too…but it is clear that with wider awareness we could encourage teeth brushing to become more regular and an introduction of dry food into dogs’ diets and all see improved results.” more

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