Help Your Pet’s Overall Health With Natural Dental Hygiene

  • 22/11/2017

Owning and caring for an animal sometimes comes with some unusual and unexpected responsibilities, like taking care of their oral hygiene. While “puppy breath” is absolutely adorable, both cats and dogs are known to lick their private parts. They also instinctively chase rodents, dig around in the trash and other practices that can contribute to dental problems, not to mention some nasty breath.

The type of food they consume can also greatly influence the health of their teeth and gums. There are a number of natural remedies and practices to ensure our beloved pets will live a much longer, happier and healthy life when we take care of their teeth and gums.

We can review plenty of studies and statistics that support the fact that poor dental hygiene is linked to a number of different health problems, everything from tooth loss to heart failure and this is true for humans as well as their companion animals. But instead of concentrating on the problem, let’s look at some viable and natural solutions.

Brushing Is Better

As humans, the majority of us will brush our teeth at least twice a day and visit our dentist annually for regular checkups. However many pet owners believe a yearly dental cleaning at the vet’s office is sufficient for our pet’s oral health. But without regular brushing and daily maintenance, this annual cleaning just isn’t enough to keep their teeth and gums healthy, especially as they continue to age.

Food And Treats

Just like humans, cats and dogs develop tartar and plaque when eating, which are the leading cause of dental problems. Feeding canines a healthier diet, including bones and specially designed dental treats will aid in developing and maintaining stronger teeth with healthier gums. For the best results, ensure your pet’s food, dental treats and bones don’t contain corn, gluten, wheat, soy, added fats, sugar or salt. Also avoid those with animal by-products, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours. 

Fresh Is Best

Along with your pet’s regular daily dietary routine, don’t forget to add some fresh fruits and vegetables to their usual food intake. Crunchy vegetables like carrots are not only packed with healthy vitamins, they also contribute to breaking down the buildup of tartar and plaque.

As always, be sure to check with your veterinarian before changing your animal’s diet (or exercise) program. Your animal’s doctor will likely recommend introducing new items into your pet’s menu in small doses to see how they might react to them.

Diet And Dentistry

Most importantly, take just a little bit of extra time to provide your pet with daily dental care in the form of brushing. It’s a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes. Animal experts and veterinarians both agree that with the right diet, regular exercise, annual trips to the vet and a good dental regimen, these will all ensure your small-companion will live a longer and healthier life.

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