How to Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy
Published 4th of May, 2022
You know that brushing your teeth is essential to maintain good dental hygiene and health, but what about your dog’s teeth? Dental health for dogs is just as important. Dogs can suffer from periodontal disease that leads to serious health issues such as heart disease and liver problems. Here are some tips on how to keep your best buddy’s teeth shiny and strong.
Organic Dog Chew Treats
Mellow Premium Organic Natural Dog Chew Yak Treats are made from a very short list of natural premium ingredients. They do not contain any unnecessary binding agents, additives, or preservatives. Based on an ancient recipe from Nepal, these chews are grain-free, gluten-free, and an excellent source of protein.
The yaks in Nepal graze on nutritious pastures. Hence, the yak milk in these products contains essential vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids that keep your dog healthy from their stomach to their coats. Yak milk is also high in calcium, which helps to keep your dog’s teeth strong.
Most importantly, Mellow Premium chews are non-splintering and safe for your best friend. They are uniquely designed to last for hours of aggressive chewing but are soft enough to ensure that there are no issues with digestion. No smelly odor or staining means that your dog can chew them anywhere.
Mellow Premium is so confident that your dog will love these chews that they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. All their dog chews are crafted in small batches to ensure that they are rich in flavor. What’s more, they contain zero carbohydrates so you do not have to worry about your buddy’s weight.
You love your dog and know that they deserve the best. Organic natural dog chew treats are a great way to keep their teeth and gums in top condition. By looking after your dog’s oral hygiene, you can prevent health problems in the future and let them live their healthiest and happiest life.
Brush Their Teeth
As with people, daily tooth brushing is an effective management measure for canine oral hygiene. The best time to start getting your dog used to the feeling of having their teeth brushed is when they are a puppy. Most dogs will eventually accept and even learn to like the feeling of tooth brushing.
There are special dog toothbrushes that are designed to better suit the inside of your dog’s mouth. Some canine toothbrushes are shaped like finger caps with textured bristles on the surface, while others can have angled handles and multiple brushing heads for faster brushing.
Never use human toothpaste on your dog. Ingredients such as xylitol and fluoride in human toothpaste are toxic to dogs and can make them very sick. Be sure to use toothpaste formulated for dogs. These generally come in flavors like peanut butter or chicken to be more appealing to your furry friend.
Some dogs will just not allow you to brush their teeth. However, most dogs love toys. Dogs of all ages love to chew and it is a natural way for them to clean and polish their pearly whites. Providing your dog with a dental chew toy satisfies their natural chew while keeping their teeth clean.
There are a myriad of dog toys on the market made from materials like nylon, rubber, and more. The protrusions and textured surfaces on dental dog toys help to reach the nooks and crannies inside your dog’s mouth and gently remove any buildup that occurs on teeth and gums.
Different dogs have different jaw strengths and mouth sizes so be sure to match the size and hardness of the toy to your dog’s abilities. If a toy is too soft, your dog may try to swallow it. If it is too hard, it may not be able to clean efficiently. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a suitable choice.
Dogs love chewing on tasty treats so combining dental care with a dog chew is a brilliant idea. Dental chews are probably the easiest way to clean your dog’s teeth and they had the added benefit of keeping your dog happily occupied and away from any kind of mischief.
Quality dental chews are designed to have rough surfaces to clean your dog’s teeth as they rub against them—much like bristles on a toothbrush. This helps to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar on their teeth and keep them strong and healthy.
Because your dog will use their whole mouth as they enjoy the treat, the chew can also help to clean their hard-to-reach back teeth. In addition, the chewing and massaging action encourages beneficial blood flow to the gums preventing problems like receding and bleeding gums.
However, not all dog chews are made equally. Certain chews, such as rawhide chews, can actually be dangerous for your dog and cause choking and gut obstruction. Therefore, be sure to only choose highly-digestible dog chews made from quality ingredients