The oral hygiene of our four-legged friends is a topic that is increasingly dear to owners, in fact, practical solutions are sought to avoid more and more health problems. As we know, there are many dogs that suffer from tartar problems, cavities, gingivitis and bad breath. Some small dogs are much more predisposed to the formation of tartar, however we can reduce its formation by helping ourselves with a healthy diet, which as always plays a important role in dog health.
BUT WHAT IS TARTAR?
Tartar is nothing but hardened plaque on the teeth, which is formed by bacteria. Plaque is a mineral layer that hardens more and more, creating more layers, with more and more bacteria.
Thanks to the mechanical action exerted through chewing, our dogs chew and clean their teeth.
Making them not only cleaner and shinier, but also healthier and stronger.
In addition, chewing also stimulates the jaw muscle.
For this reason, natural chews are an excellent ally for those who do not have the possibility of following a raw diet that allows them to satisfy this need on a daily basis (in the Barf, the Pulpy Bones).
In addition to preventing an excess of tartar, which can lead to the formation of cavities, it can also help in cases of halitosis. A very common problem in our dogs, especially as they age.
In addition to natural chews and/or pulpy bones to ensure natural hygiene of the mouth of our dogs, special toothbrushes and toothpastes for dogs are now easily found on the market. However, it is not always easy to use them if the dog has not been used to this somewhat uncomfortable practice.