Some of us don’t think we need to take care of our pet’s teeth. Maybe we think the kibble is cleaning them? If you don’t know already, kibble does not clean your pet’s teeth and gum line. It’s a myth that needs to be addressed. So, what can we do to ensure healthy, plaque-free teeth and gums? We have a variety of ways to help. Some choose to do one, two or all throughout different times during the week or month.
Brush their teeth!
Yes, this is probably one of the most effective ways to keep plaque and tartar away and help with breath. Do not use human toothpaste, it can have toxic ingredients. Look for pet-friendly and quality ingredients.
Bones & Chews
Raw meaty bones, bully sticks, antlers, and other harder chews can actually help scraped the teeth and exercise the jaw. We call raw bones nature’s toothbrush.
These are also convenient and easy to add daily. These work while the pet is drinking.
These are not all equal when it comes to quality. In fact, the most popular dental chew is one that is loaded with unhealthy ingredients, so make sure you look out for ingredients. We like Ark Naturals Brushless Toothpaste chews Natural Dog Co. chews, Whimzees and Tropiclean.
This is a powder supplement that you can sprinkle over the food. It’s made of North Atlantic seaweed and most dogs love it. It can take a couple of weeks to really see and smell the difference in your pet’s mouth. It works internally with your pet’s body. Using this in combination of antlers, raw bones
Yes, diet can make a difference. A low-quality, high-grain diet can cause more damage long-term to your pet’s teeth. A raw diet is one of the best ways to keep teeth and gums healthy. In the wild, wolves do not deal with as much tooth decay like we do with our pets, and they still share about 99% DNA to wolf.
As you can see there are so many ways to protect your pet’s mouth and keep them happy and smiling! Keeping up on your pet’s dental routine can mean less dental vet visits. Check out these options today!