Dental Care for Your Dog
What do you know about your dogfs teeth? Probably not enough!
Between runs at a recent agility competition, I was chatting with Katie and Nora, a couple of handlers I often see at trials. Coincidentally, all three of our dogs had received an annual health examination from our respective general practice veterinarians recently, with all dogs earning good reports. And all three of us had been told by our veterinarians that our dogs had broken or chipped teeth. My veterinarian had noted a slab fracture of the upper fourth premolar on the health summary report for my 10-year-old Border Terrier, Dash. The recommendation we were all given: Keep an eye on the teeth. Katie said she had observed a red pimple or swollen spot on her dogs gum right over her dogs broken tooth just that morning. She had decided that the waiting and watching were over and she was going to bring her dog to a canine dentist.