Importance of taking care of your dog’s teeth

Taking care of your dog’s teeth is one of those things that we as dog owners know is important but sometimes overlook.  We take so much care in giving them regular exercise, choosing the right food and getting regular checkups…shouldn’t we take the same care with their teeth?  And dogs are tough on their teeth!


The most common disease in dogs is periodontal or gum disease.  Left untreated it not only leads to problems in your dog’s mouth, it lead to infections from bacteria affecting other internal organs.  The best way to check if your dog has teeth issues is to look into your dog’s mouth regularly.  If the gums are red or inflamed, if there’s a bad odour, if there are broken teeth, see your Vet right away.

The bottom line is that in addition that looking after your dog’s teeth will help your dog live a healthier and happier life!


At The Dog Stop we are dedicated to ensuring that you and your pet have a long and healthy relationship.  We offer training for every age and stage for your dog.  Visit our Training page for details:  The Dog Stop Training.