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Gum Health in Dogs: Keeping Their Smiles Bright.

Updated: Sep 28, 2023

Puppy lying on grass.
Gum Health


Dogs are not just pets; they are beloved members of our families. As responsible pet owners in Australia, it's our duty to ensure they lead healthy and happy lives. One often-overlooked aspect of a dog's health is their gum health. Just like in humans, maintaining good oral hygiene plays a crucial role in a dog's overall well-being.

Why Gum Health Matters in Australia In the unique Australian context, gum health holds significant importance for our furry friends. Here's why:

Understanding the prevalence of dental disease in Australian dogs:

Gingivitis: This early stage of gum disease is characterized by red, swollen gums, affecting a significant portion of Australian dogs. In fact, according to the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), approximately 80% of dogs over three years old in Australia have some form of dental disease. Periodontitis: An advanced form of gum disease, it can lead to tooth loss as it affects the supporting structures of teeth, a risk faced by many Australian dogs. In a recent AVA survey, it was found that periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues in Australian dogs. Plaque and Tartar Buildup: Due to diet and lifestyle factors, Australian dogs are prone to the accumulation of sticky plaque, which hardens into tartar over time, creating a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. In a study published in the Australian Veterinary Journal, researchers noted that plaque buildup is a significant concern for Australian dogs. Tooth Fractures: While not as common as gum disease, tooth fractures can affect Australian dogs, especially those that are highly active or engage in rough play. Recognizing these dental issues is crucial for Australian dog owners. Addressing them promptly and taking preventive measures can help ensure your furry friend enjoys excellent gum health amidst the unique challenges of the Australian environment.

How to keep dogs' teeth and gums healthy
Gum disease in dogs

Tips for Maintaining Your Australian Dog's Gum Health

With an awareness of these common dental problems, you can take proactive steps to ensure your Australian dog enjoys a bright smile and a happy, healthy life.

Chew toys keep dogs' gums and teeth healthy.
Vet with a dog with healthy teeth

Prevention is Key: Our Gum Health Solutions at Ginger's

In our commitment to the well-being of Australian dogs, Ginger's offers a range of preventive solutions to support gum health:

Chew Toys: Explore our selection of safe and effective chew toys designed to promote healthy gums. Recent studies, such as one published in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry in 2023, have shown that regular chewing on appropriate toys can significantly reduce the risk of plaque buildup in dogs. These toys not only provide entertainment but also help reduce plaque and tartar buildup.

Chew Foods: At Ginger's we sell specially formulated chew foods that are packed with dental benefits. They encourage chewing, which can naturally clean your dog's teeth, and are enriched with nutrients to support overall gum health.

Bowl of dog food and chew bones for healthy teeth and gums
Chew food for dogs to keep their gums and teeth healthy.

Conclusion: Paving the Way for Healthy Smiles in Australian Dogs

In Australia, where dogs often face unique environmental challenges, maintaining gum health is vital for their overall well-being. By following these tips and staying vigilant for signs of dental issues, you can ensure your dog enjoys a bright smile and a happy, healthy life.

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