What is our three part dog dental strategy? Bailie really loves to eat, and chew on things, so her chomper health is super important to her. Since it is National Pet Dental Health Month, she wanted to share our top three tips for keeping our teeth happy and healthy.
The Old Fashioned Toothbrush
Sometimes, back to the basics is the best method. My sisters and I brush our teeth every night before bed. We all started as nine week old puppies, and grew to love the ritual in no time. Brushing is a great way to freshen our breath, remove some of the stains on our teeth, as well as various food particles that might be stuck in our teeth. It also conditions us to be used to a human having their hands in and around our mouths.
A Variety of Natural Chews
Almost every evening when we are at home, we all enjoy a nice natural chew. Variety is a good thing, so we rotate through various kinds. Some of our favorites are marrow bones, bully sticks, and beef trachea. Not only are they all super tasty, they help scrape plaque, and other build up off our teeth. Chewing also stimulates our teeth and gums, and increases saliva production, all of which are healthy for our mouths.
Plaque Off Powder
Recently we added Plaque Off powder to our dog dental strategy. When we are at the vet, they always marvel at our shiny chompers, but they could still be a bit cleaner. All three of us have a 1 on a scale of 5 for teeth, with 0 being perfect. In one of our social media groups some breeders raved about the effectiveness of Plaque Off in cleaning dog teeth. It is all natural with no chemicals or additives. The only ingredient is a specific strain of selected seaweed harvested from above Scandinavia. This seaweed has developed a natural defensive mechanism against bacterial biofilm. We have it sprinkled over our meals and eat it right up! It will be exciting to see if there is a difference in our teeth at our next vet visit!
What’s In Your Dog Dental Strategy?
All three of us have great teeth, fresh breath, and find our three step strategy very easy to follow. What is the strategy at your house?