Taking care of your Yorkie’s teeth is very important. Dogs do not develop cavities as often as humans do, however it is the plague and tarter buildup that can attack the teeth and lead to severe infections. Without treatment, teeth begin to crumble, bone is destroyed and ultimately the teeth will fall out or need to be extracted.
The Yorkshire Terrier is a breed that is very susceptible to dental issues. You can train your dog from the day that you bring him or her home. This is done in steps, to allow the dog to become used to the feeling of cleanings, the taste and sitting still while you do this.
You should begin with you finger, massaging the gum and slowly moving to a tooth brush. Buy a simple tooth scraper and train your yorkie to accept it. It will save you medical expenses and possibly your dogs teeth.