Here are 11 expert tips to keep your adorable dog’s teeth and gums in top shape

Animal teeth have a lot of work to do – dogs use their mouths for more than just eating, they also use them to play, explore and taste much of their environment.

If your dog’s teeth are not properly cared for, it can cause problems.

February is Pet Dental Care Month, and the experts at natural pet supplement maker nutravet took the opportunity to share their top tips to help take care of your pet’s teeth.

Registered Veterinary Nurse Korina Stephens says: “By the age of three, 80% of dogs have developed some form of periodontal disease.

“Poor dental care doesn’t just affect your pet’s mouth, bacteria generated from gum disease could eventually enter their bloodstream and potentially damage their heart, liver or kidneys.

“When your pet has healthy teeth and gums, they can get the most out of their food, chewing on each delicious bite as they go, but if their teeth hurt, they’ll soon shut down their meals and metabolism by will suffer.”

Here are 11 tips to help with brushing and maintaining dental health.

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