Many pet owners notice their pet’s teeth have lots of tartar and plaque, and their gums are red and inflamed. They also notice their dogs have bad breath. Some people brush their pet’s teeth, some people get their teeth professionally cleaned (which also generally means they have to be put under, which can be dangerous and expensive), some buy them dental chews, and some just ignore the issue until it gets so bad the dog needs serious dental attention. But there are things you can do to help your dog maintain good oral health safely, effectively, and inexpensively.
- Build-up of tartar and plaque on the teeth
- Red, inflamed gums
- Bad breath
- Bloody gums
- Pain when eating
- Feed whole raw meaty bones, which act like toothbrushes and floss to scrape the teeth clean.
- Feed a balanced, varied, species-appropriate raw diet, which (unlike processed pet food) doesn’t leave any residue or gunk on the teeth or in the mouth