Dental care for your pet may be more important than you think. The accumulation of bacteria laden plaque above the gum line can lead to long term oral health issues. Recent studies have demonstrated there is an association between oral health issues and systemic general health issues affecting the kidney, heart and metabolic systems. Here are some easy ways to fight this disease:
Prescription Diet t/d– This food has been engineered to reduce plaque, tartar and staining of teeth. It is designed so that the kibble does not shatter when chewed like most dry foods. Instead, the tooth penetrates the kibble and the vegetable fibers in the t/d wipe accumulation off of the tooth’s surface. It has been shown that feeding t/d as your pet’s regular food is equivalent to brushing the teeth twice a week. However, t/d can also be given as a treat.
CET Chews – CET Chews are teeth cleaning beefhide treats. An exclusive Dual-Enzyme System has been added to help stop plaque from forming and prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria in your dog’s mouth. The beefhide also acts as a natural abrasive which helps clean your pet’s teeth.
Oravet Chews – OraVet Chews form a barrier to help protect against the bacteria that leads to plaque and calculus buildup for a cleaner mouth and fresher breath.
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