Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Jo, it really is difficult to answer this as I cant see them! If your are taking good care of the teeth, scaling is not normally required at such a young age. However, there could have been damage to the teeth due to illness etc, and I would honestly suggest that you give your vet a ring, who knows your dog and see what they say. Personally I would suggest trying to get into the habit of brushing daily. I know this a bit of a mission, but just as only brushing our teeth once a week will affect them, so too with a dog. also make sure you are using a 'doggy' toothpaste and you can help the teeth further by giving one of the dental chews daily. Sorry cant be more help!
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