Are Dental Problems the Cause of Your Dog’s Food Aversions?

A dog with dental problems will often turn his nose up at food because it hurts to eat or because he feels too unwell to consume any food. According to VCA Animal Hospitals, periodontal disease affects 80% of all dogs by the time they are three years of age. A dog with a dental condition will also have difficulties coming to grips with an invisible fence system due to their focus being mainly on their discomfort. Many owners don’t think to check the condition of their furry friend’s mouth when they’re turning their nose up to dinner, but it’s a vital check that should be performed so that you can keep your dog safe and healthy.

Signs to look out for

Dog Won't EatCommon signs that your hound is refusing to eat due to a dental problem include drooling, bad breath, tooth discoloration, tartar on the teeth, loose or missing teeth, nose discharge, and sore or bleeding gums. A dog who has damaged a tooth in the garden, may suddenly become lackluster, and training him to use an invisible dog fence will be difficult when he’s not feeling well. Stray pieces of building material and garden tools can be appealing to inquisitive pooches, but they can also cause severe damage to your pet’s teeth if chewed. One way to create a safe area where your dog can play is to install a hidden dog fence to contain your pooch and keep him/her out of areas they can get into trouble with their mouth.

Seek professional help

A dog displaying symptoms of a dental issue should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. You can invest in an invisible dog fence for your garden or home if you want to keep your pet safe at home, but when his mouth or teeth are causing him pain he won’t feel like learning how to use it. Therefore, it’s best to hold off on using your new system until your pooch has fully recovered. If your dog is skipping multiple meals, yet doesn’t show any other symptoms, it’s still best to get your dog checked over to determine the cause. Your vet will decide on the best course of action for your pet and in some cases, a tooth or multiple teeth will need to be removed. Your vet will confirm the expected recovery time and when you can recommence the invisible fence training. Once your dog has been treated and returns to his usual feeding regimen, it’s important you make every effort to protect your hound’s teeth from developing any further dental problems.

Dog Dental HealthLooking after your dog’s teeth

You’ll struggle to find a dog that enjoys having their teeth brushed. However, it’s an essential task that must be done regularly. People Pets advises that owners should brush their canine’s teeth every day and it’s wise to establish a routine with your pet so that he gets used to the cleaning process. Additionally, you should ensure your dog has plenty of dog-friendly items to chew on, including chew toys and dental treats. If your dog is a notorious chewer and will chew on almost anything (including your furniture), install a hidden indoor dog fence system to keep him out of trouble area(s) inside the home.

Dental problems and periodontal disease is one of the main reasons dogs refuse to eat. Owners should know the signs displayed when a canine has a dental issue and be sure to seek veterinary assistance as soon as the problem shows up. You should discontinue any invisible fence training when a dental illness occurs and allow your pooch time to recuperate before starting it up again. You should do all you can to protect your dog’s teeth, including regular brushing and checkups, as well as utilizing invisible dog fences to prevent unwanted chewing on dangerous objects.