How to Care For Your Whippet's Teeth

  • 27/11/2010
Embed

I've been a Whippet owner for over 12 years and I unfortunately had to learn the hard way to to properly care for a Whippet's teeth. My first Whippet had horrible teeth and eventually died shortly after an invasive scraping at the vet's office. With the proper daily preventative care, Whippet's can have long healthy lives free of periodontal diseases.

First, we need to understand why Whippets and other sight-hounds such as Greyhounds and Salukis have bad teeth. The long snout of these wonderful dog's can sometimes block proper oxygen flow to the back teeth. This allows plaque to turn into tartar and mineralize on the dog's teeth. Over time, these deposits go into the gums and cause damage. If left unattended, your whippet's internal organs can get weaker over time. For example, liver and kidney function can be affected since they are working over time to process the excess bacteria from the decaying teeth.

With that said, there are a few simple things that you can do to ensure healthy teeth.

Please Help Us

We've got a small favour to ask. More people are reading IrishDogs.ie than ever, but far fewer are paying for it.

IrishDogs.ie takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our perspective matters because it might well be your perspective, too.

Our future could be much more secure with your help. Please SUPPORT us by clicking on the Donate Button at the Top Right of your screen.

Comments (0)

Post a Comment
* Your Name:
* Your Email:
(not publicly displayed)
Reply Notification:
Approval Notification:
Website:
* Security Image:
Security Image Generate new
Copy the numbers and letters from the security image:
* Message:

Email to Friend

Fill in the form below to send this breed article to a friend:

Email to Friend
* Your Name:
* Your Email:
* Friend's Name:
* Friend's Email:
* Security Image:
Security Image Generate new
Copy the numbers and letters from the security image
* Message: