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Prevent tartar in the dog


Tartar in dogs can have many causes - but it is unpleasant in any case. Here you can find out how to prevent the deposit on your four-legged friend's teeth. Special chewing bones can help prevent tartar in the dog - Image: Shutterstock / Jaromir Chalabala

Tartar in dogs is manifested by rough deposits on the tooth surface, in the interdental spaces or on the gumline. These greenish-gray to brown toppings also cause putrid bad breath in many dogs. In order to prevent the tartar, thorough dental care is very important.

Thorough cleaning is essential

If you are worried that your dog may have problems with tartar - smaller dog breeds with a short snout tend to do so - you should definitely make sure that your four-legged friend is cleaned regularly. It is best to brush his teeth every day. It is important to have special equipment consisting of a toothbrush suitable for dogs and a special toothpaste for four-legged friends. To better protect the teeth from deposits, you can apply tooth wax after cleaning.

Preventing tartar: tips for the dog

If you want to prevent tartar in the dog, you should also pay attention to a few things in terms of nutrition. For example, too much sugar is not only unhealthy for your pet, it also promotes the growth of bacterial plaque that can trigger tartar. Instead, give your dog a special chewing bone with dental care effect from time to time. With its special texture, it loosens rubbers.

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In any case, a good tip is to have your pet checked by the vet if you have any concerns. He can give you tips on how you can individually prevent tartar in dogs. Nutrition tips that are specifically tailored to the teeth and needs of your four-legged friend can also help.