How much do you know about your dog’s mouth? Here are 5 surprising myths about the canine mouth that you may not have known about!
Bad Breath Is Not Normal
1 in 3 dog parents think that it’s natural and normal for their dog to have bad breath. It actually isn’t, and it’s often a sign of some kind of dental disease that can even become a serious infection over time.
Did you know that a whopping 42% of dog parents genuinely believe that their dog’s mouth is cleaner than that of a human? This is totally incorrect – there’s still a lot of bacteria and germs in there!
Dogs love to kiss with their tongues, and 60% of parents believe this is 100% fine. But, though it’s cute and endearing, being licked on the face can increase your risk of getting sick from something in your dog’s mouth.
There are 16 million pet parents that think a dog’s saliva can help their wounds to heal. Actually, letting a dog lick your wounds severely increases your risk of infection, which can become life-threatening.
More than 25 million pet parents believe that a dog can chew anything with no harm. But chewing ice and certain bones can lead to tooth fractures, choking, and other issues.
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