Can My Dog Get Cavities?

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You never used to hear too much about dogs getting cavities. That’s because dogs don’t normally eat the sugary sweets that cause dental caries. But, recently vets report an uptick in cavities in dogs – mainly because people are feeding them more human foods – and not all of them are healthy veggies or proteins.
We’ve written in the past about the importance of dental care for your pup. Adequate care keeps many issues at bay. But it’s also important not to feed your dog foods that are sticky or sweet as they may cause cavities. And their cavities have to be treated the same as humans, which as you know isn’t fun.

This article, Tooth cavities in dogs contains some interesting photos of dog cavities so you can get a sense of what they look like. You DON’T want to see these in your dogs mouth!

Just a little diligence will keep your pet from getting cavities – watch their diet, do regular brushing at home and have your vet check your pet’s teeth and do a formal cleaning whenever necessary.

Additional Readings:

Dental Care FAQs
Cavities in Dogs


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  1. Those were some great pictures. Cats get a type of cavity a lot. So always good to keep a eye on their teeth.
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  2. Wow!
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  3. Oh dear! Not a good thing! I will lay off the candy and soda I guess!
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  4. Wow, I never thought of that before. Yet another reason not to feed your pup human treats. 🙂

  5. I’ve heard of dogs having a build up of tartar and gum disease, but I never thought about cavities. Thank you for sharing this valuable information.

  6. Just another reason to keep those pearly whites pearly white!
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  7. OMDoodle! I never thought about cavities.
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