Daschund Dental Care
Doggy dental care should be a part of your dog’s health care routine. They can be expensive, so starting a fund when you get your puppy is a great idea. Also, look into dog healthcare insurance policies that include dental. Poor dental health for dogs can lead to tooth loss, painful chewing, and bad breath. Bacteria will also get under the gum and then travel to the dog’s heart, his kidneys, and liver. Professional dental cleanings are required to remove the tarter from your dog’s teeth and so that the rest of the dog’s dental health can be assessed during the procedure. Modern dental care for dogs offers the following options:The first option is a traditional dog dental cleaning which entails the dog being put under anesthesia for the procedure. This takes 1-2 hours and can cost between $450-700, depending on the vet and the issues inside your dog’s mouth. The dentist does something very similar to human dental care by scraping and scaling the tooth which removes the plaque and the tartar build-up. This, as in humans, is an extremely painful procedure. A dog MUST be put under full sedation to withstand this procedure. You will notice an immediate relief from bad breath!
The next procedure which is offer is a WaterLase, much like the kind they offer humans. This is a water pressure based method of cleaning. It can work on the surface, but will not address teeth that are in bad shape. It will not address any tartar under the gumline and this is the area of the tooth that carries the most risk for health crises. The next procedure is a scraping and scaling offered by groomers and non-professionals who do not support the dental anesthetic procedures. This is an extremely painful procedure and in order to get the dog to comply, they use restraints. If you can picture yourself in a dental chair, strapped down, having your teeth scraped and scaled without of the benefit of numbing agents or a peaceful rest which will block your memory of the pain, then you know this would be a traumatic and excruciating event for your pet.
Feel free to get second opinions, price shop, but please never consider leaving your dog awake and strapped down for a procedure you would never submit to yourself. Save your pennies, get insurance, or find a charity that helps with dental costs, but never go the last route.