Written by: Jessica
(Natural Pawz – Bridgeland Manager)
Pet parents love BIG smooches from their fur babies, but if their breath isn’t very fresh the kisses aren’t either. Here are some Tipz & Trickz for a healthy smile, clean teeth and refreshing breath!
Did you know poor dental health can lead to:
-broken or loose teeth
-extra teeth or retained baby teeth
-teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
-abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
-reduced appetite or refusal to eat
-pain in or around the mouth
-bleeding from the mouth
-swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth
Your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to ensure your pet’s mouth stays healthy. Implementing the use of treats like Dental chews, containing oils such as coconut oil & spearmint oil, can help prevent the build up of plaque and tartar and freshen your pet’s breath. Products like Merrick Fresh Kisses are high quality products that your pet will enjoy & benefit from.
Don’t forget your pets are carnivores. So why not give them Primal Raw Meaty Bones. These are considered soft bones and are completely digestible and do not splinter. Primal Raw Meaty Bones will enhance your dog’s tooth, gum & jaw health. These are also a natural source of calcium and will increase skeletal health. Primal Raw Meaty Bones can be given to cats as well. (Always supervise your pets.)
Never use human dental products on your pets. These products can have unsafe ingredients and contain artificial sweeteners such as xylitol, which can be fatal to pets. Instead, try out our EZ Dog Toothbrush & Vanilla Toothpaste, Zymox Water Additive or Oratene Toothpaste Gel.
If your pet is not a fan of dental chews or pastes, we still have a solution for you! Offering products like Bully Sticks, Duck Feet, Antlers or even Rope Toys can have tons of dental benefits. Chewing on these items can scrape plaque and tartar from their teeth, help remove impacted food from between the molars and leave their teeth clean & shiny.
Remember Dental Health is very important and can be quite easy to maintain. Stop by your local Natural Pawz for a consultation and more details.
Hope to see you soon!
Jessica Turner – Manager at Natural Pawz Bridgeland