Surprising Ways You Might Be Killing Your Dog

7. You’re not brushing your canine’s canines

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Sure, dogs went centuries without people cleaning their teeth. But that doesn’t mean they weren’t dying young. Dogs need their teeth brushed too — it can help combat bad breath, tooth loss, periodontal disease, pain, and even prevent bacteria and infection from getting into your pet’s bloodstream, according to Colony Park Animal Hospital. Find Fido a special doggy toothbrush, throw in some chicken-flavored toothpaste and go to town — every day. It takes only a minute, and it’s the right thing to do.

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