Dogs can be affected by dental problems, such as, bad breath, build up of saliva, bacteria, plaque, tartar and swollen, bleeding or irritated gums. It is, therefore, important that you take good care of your dog’s teeth, which can be achieved through the use of specialist toothpastes, natural dog treats and more.
How Can You Take Care Of Your Dog’s Teeth?
This can be done in various ways. The most obvious is to brush your dog’s teeth. This ideally needs to be done once a day but this can depend on your dog; at the very least your dog’s teeth need to be brushed three to four times a week. You need to use a small canine toothbrush purchased from your vet and enzymatic canine toothpaste. You must never use human toothpaste to brush your dog’s teeth as this could cause dental issues.
Another way to improve your dog’s dental hygiene is through their dog food. Some dog food has large kibble as studies found that increasing the diameter of the kibble by 50% would lead to a 42% deduction in tartar. Some kibble also has a texture that resists crumbling, which creates a scrubbing action. You can ask your vet about these dog foods.
The third way that you can help look after your dog’s teeth is through giving your dog dental chews or natural dog treats that promote healthy teeth and gums. Studies have found that dogs that chew actively have less plaque build-up. It has been found that plaque can be reduced by nearly 70% by some dog dental treats.
You can find out if the natural dog treats that you want to purchase for your dog will promote healthy teeth and gums as they will have the Veterinary Oral Health Council’s seal of approval. The Veterinary Oral Health Council is an organisation that evaluates pet products to see if they meet standards for reducing plaque or tartar. The products that have this seal of approval must reduce plaque or tartar by at least 10%.
Natural dog treats, such as, rawhide chews can help reduce the build-up of plaque and tartar. Rawhide chews are made from the hides of cows and horses and come in a range of different sizes so are ideal for large or small dogs. These chews are good for your dog as chewing can keep your dog’s jaw strong, teeth clean and their breath a bit fresher.
Bones are also good for improving your dog’s dental hygiene. They keep their teeth clean and free of tartar, as well as massaging the gums.
What Natural Dog Treats Can You Purchase From More For Pets Ltd?
You can purchase a range of natural dog treats at More for Pets that will keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy, such as their small filled smoked dog bones, which help improve your dog’s dental care as they chew or Paddywack natural dog treats that are great for teeth and gums.http://www.purina.co.uk/content/your-dog/helping-to-keep-your-dog-healthy/regular-dog-care/looking-after-your-dog's-teeth