Top Dogs Prone to Dental Problems

Posted - May 21, 2020
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Anyone who has a beloved pet knows they would do anything to ensure that their pet’s health stays in top shape. However, even with the best care, some dogs are just predisposed to living with certain health problems. Over the next few months, we’ll take a look at different breeds and how their genetics impact skin or ear health, and dental problems.

For now, let’s examine some of the top dog breeds most prone to dental problems and how Oratene® products can help prevent and relieve some of the symptoms of oral issues.


Although these pups are the talk of the town in most social circles, they are notorious for having problems due to teeth crowding in their smaller than average jaws. While your pug may be the cutest part of your world, keep in mind that without proper oral care, your pooch may be prone to problems like:

  • Excessive plaque
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth loss


Chihuahua’s are another small breed that suffers from overcrowded teeth. However, the issues with these pups can lead to more severe problems.

Chihuahuas are notorious for not losing their baby teeth and having their mouths become even more crowded than they already would be. This can quickly lead to dental diseases that often result in the deterioration of these dog’s very petite jawbones.


Without a proper oral care regimen, your Greyhound could easily succumb to periodontal disease. This not only leads to discolored gums and loose/missing teeth but it also heavily impacts your dog’s ability to eat comfortably.


Boxers are only one of the many breeds that suffer from a condition called gingival hyperplasia. This causes the dog’s gums to thicken up and create a painful sensation if plaque is allowed to accumulate on the overgrown gums.

Other breeds known to face gingival hyperplasia are:

  • Bulldogs
  • Mastiffs
  • Great Danes
  • Collies

How Do Oratene Products Help?

Fortunately for pet parents, Oratene has a line of oral care products that help mitigate the risk of these uncomfortable mouth problems.  All of our products bring the power of enzymes  in our patented LP3 Enzyme System to help keep your dog or cats’ teeth clean, breath fresh and gums healthy. These veterinarian-approved products make caring for your pet’s oral health easy, without brushing.

 Find out which Oratene product is the best fit for your pooch.

Brushless Water Additive

This flavorless additive is the easiest solution to taking care of a dog that isn’t a big fan of brushing. Simply add to fresh drinking water daily. This gentle, seamless delivery will help your dog have cleaner teeth, fresher breath, and lower risk of periodontal problems.

Breath Freshening Spray

Our breath freshening spray comes equipped with 900 pumps per bottle. That’s 900 easy chances for you to help keep your pet’s breath smelling great and their teeth feeling clean. The spray mister delivers a fine focused spray your pet will easily accept.

Brushless Toothpaste Gel

Our brushless toothpaste gel features a smooth catheter tip for easy application without the need to brush or use your finger. . It effectively coats your pet’s teeth and gums and provides another easy way of supporting your four-legged friend’s periodontal health.

Trust Oratene to Help Your Pet Lead a Happy Healthy Life

Keep your dog’s teeth and gums in shape with the proven power of enzymes your dog needs for  optimal oral health. If you need help finding where to buy our products, we can easily point you in the direction of a provider near you. Contact us today to get all of your Pet King Brands questions answered.

Pet King Brands, Inc is the maker of veterinarian-recommended ZYMOX® and Oratene Brushless Oral Care Products. 

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