DOGO ARGENTINO HOUSE TRAINING!
* Dental Care is an important aspect of your Dogo Argentino’s complete health care.
While most Dogo Argentinos never have dental problems one of the most common ailments treated by veterinarians is periodontal or gum disease. By two or three years of age, many dogs start to show signs of oral disease. By implementing a home dental care routine for your Dogo Argentino puppy you can assure that your Dogo’s mouth stays healthy, clean and pain free.
You want to start by routinely inspecting your Dogo Argentino’s mouth. A healthy mouth will not smell offensive. The teeth will be clean and will not have any yellow or brown spots. The gums will be a healthy pink color and will hug the teeth. If you notice persistent bad breath, brownish deposits around the gum line, especially on back teeth, red swollen gums, loose teeth, painful looking and or bleeding gums, these are all indicators of oral disease. Although bad breath or “doggy breath” is the most obviouse sign of a problem, many pet owners fail to recognize it as an indicator of dental problems until it is a real big problem. If you notice any of these signs, call your vet to schedule a dental exam. Regular cleanings by your vet followed up by a home dental care program can help keep your Dogo Argentino’s mouth healthy and disease free.
Good preventative care at home includes regularly brushing your Dogo’s teeth with a good pet toothbrush and dog toothpast (human toothpastes can be toxic),and encouraging chewing on dental chew bones and chew toys.
If you have a new Dogo puppy, introducing a tooth brushing routine will probably be much easier then if you have an adult Dogo Argentino. In either case start slow, keep the sessions short, and be very gentle while working in your Dogo’s mouth. Use lots of praise and reassurance to reinforce good behavior. You will not want to give your Dogo treats during this task for obvious reasons.
Traditional chew toys are still available and are just as popular as ever. But there are also a variety of very good dental chew toys, rope bone chew toys and edible dog chews designed to keep your Dogo engaged, with the added benefit of cleaning the teeth. These toys will entice your Dogo Argentino into playfully attending to the required dental hygiene. They can also keep your Dogo entertained and out of mischief during those times when you must leave your Dogo alone.
Rope Bone Chew Toys for Dogos –
Try a dental rope chew toy for great flossing action. As your Dogo Argentino happily chews on these toys the rope fibers clean between the teeth. Spray on some dog dental care spray or rub on a little flavored pet toothpaste to really enhance the cleaning action of this enticing dental chew toy. Check out a pet dental care spray & rope chew toy kit and get your Dogo dental care routine going today.
Dental Chew Toys –
For long lasting chewing fun, and a great dental workout, get your Dogo Argentino a dental chew toy. Some brands are manufactured with grooves that make these dental toys real winners for cleaning your dog’s teeth. Some dental chew toys can also be stuffed with your Dogo Argentino’s favorite treats for hours of stimulating chewing.
Edible Dog Chews –
Many pet shops and online stores now carry a variety of composite chews. These all natural rawhide dog chews can’t ribbon, are easy to digest and dogs love the baked in flavor. There is even an edible dog chew treat available that contains no animal by-products.
Dogo’s, like people, have different tastes and preferences. Choose whichever dental dog toy or dogo chew treat that will keep your Dogo Argentino happily chewing his or her way to clean and healthy teeth and gums.