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Dental disease in dogs . . .

During 50 years of owning and loving dogs, Carole Curtis has unearthed
some enlightening facts about dogs and their pain and suffering caused by dental disease


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Keeping your dog's teeth and gums healthy will go a long way to preventing bad breath, periodontal disease and an extremely uncomfortable and painful mouth.

All of which, if not treated will lead to more serious chronic bacterial conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, heart conditions and joint problems.

In the wild it is Mother Nature's intention that a carnivore's diet and eating habits should keep dog's teeth and gums clean and healthy.

Healthy smiling teeth

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How many teeth do dogs have and what do they use them for?

An adult dog is blessed with 42 teeth and all have a highly specialised tasks to perform, such as:

  • Fangs or canine teeth, sometimes referred to by human as eye teeth - these are for grasping and killing prey.
  • Premolars and molars; these run along the sides of both jaws and are used for ripping and tearing meat from their prey and crushing up their victims' bones.
  • Incisor teeth, these teeth found at the front of both jaws, and their primary purpose is for grooming.

In the wild, this process works extremely well, and canine relatives of our domestic dogs such as wolves and dingos don't suffer from dental disease.

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So why do domesticated dogs suffer from dental disease?

Periodontal disease stage 2

Recent studies indicate only 2% of dog owners bother to clean their pets' teeth on a daily basis.

As a result, dogs are walking around with grade two and three periodontal disease.

It is almost the norm, for dog owners to accept the fact that their dogs have smelly breaths and horrible yellowish brown looking teeth, and don't give a second thought to their pets' pain and suffering

Why is it then, that when I was a kid living in the country, my Mum fed our cats and dogs on fresh raw meat, and our pets had beautiful white teeth and no dental disease? And now we have millions of family pets walking around plagued with the ravages of dental disease.

The answer lies directly with the power of the International dog food companies and their huge marketing budgets which have produced a generation of dogs:

  • Eating processed canned and dry food, which contains preservatives and ingredients from foreign countries (China).
  • Of which 80% have or will have some degree of dental disease by the time they reach three years of age.
  • Needing veterinary dental care, to the extent that dog dental care is the #1 most common health problem seen by veterinarians today. It is also known as the fastest growing segment of veterinarian clinics in the western world and contributes hugely to vet's bottom line and profits.

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If you have a dog with bad breath or dental disease, we have all the answers for you on our sister site at - here is a list of links which may be of interest to you . . . . . . .

How to clean your dog's teeth and keep their gums and teath healthy and strong - click here.

Bad breath - click here -

Dental disease - click here.

Frequently asked questions - click here.

Only natural dental products - click here.

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This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Library and is presented for informational purposes only and not intended as an endorsement of any product. The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local veterinarian. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for

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