I had an emergency visit to the dentist the other day for what they thought was a root canal. I was lucky to escape dreaded surgery this time; however, the dentist did tell me that once you have a filling, it is inevitable that it will need to be replaced in the next 10-15 years. And to replace it, they need to keep drilling away at more tooth, so eventually root canals, and even teeth replacement, is inevitable. While I was cursing the Halloween candy of my youth, I was also wondering how these terrible tooth statistics bide for our pooches.When we met Rocky, we thought he was a really young dog because his teeth were amazingly white.
His owner told us she brushed his teeth every day since he was a puppy. I was inspired to do the same with our pooches; I bought a little curved brush and peanut butter toothpaste. The pooches loved the toothpaste, but their gums were bleeding from the brushing. Then it was too difficult because they just started eating the brush. Knowing what can happen to us, even with brushing, has me worried. What do you do for your dogs' teeth?