Dog Bite Liability: Dental Care
A lot goes into keeping up with the health of your dog, from choosing the right type of food to getting his annual shots and checkups. But as dog owners, do we go as far as to brush our furry friends teeth too? Oral hygiene is commonly overlooked when it comes to pet care, and unfortunately the lack of attention can lead to sustainable health issues as a result.
If your dog has a toothache or tender gums, the poor pup could be suffering serious pain without your knowledge. Untreated tooth problems can lead to tooth decay, extraction and or built up bacteria that can transfer to major organs of the body such as the liver, heart and kidneys. A scary scenario for both of you, not to mention the pretty penny you’re likely spend to resolve these possible issues. Veterinarians report that an estimated 85 percent of dogs over age 4 are suffering from some kind of periodontal disease, a painful oral condition.
The good news is this is all preventable! Adopting a professional teeth cleaning routine and regular check ups would be an easy problem solver. Quick tip: set your teeth cleaning appointment and hour before your dog’s appointment and treat it as one errand. This allows you to keep things simple, timely and most of all easy to track.
Dog behavior can sometimes be unpredictable, especially if your dog is feeling pain or discomfort. If you’re unaware of a toothache, you or an innocent bystander may be caught on the end of agitated behavior which can lead to a dog bite. That is why it is so important for dog owners to obtain Dog Bite Liability Insurance. F.I.D.O., the Federation of Insured Dog Owners, Inc. offer the Covered Canine Policy. Dog Bite Liability Insurance programs will help protect you should your dog bite an individual and cause harm.