5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Dogs Teeth Clean

Cleaning your dogs teeth can be really tricky. There are other ways besides brushing that will help clean their teeth and keep plaque at bay. These are our top 5:

1. Hard Vegetables
This is my favourite and my dog loves a veggie snack. I often give her a whole raw carrot or the stem of a brocolli and these help keep her teeth clean and provide her with extra vitamins and nutrients. Other good options are raw cauliflower or sweet potato.

2. Homeopathic Remedies
I recently discovered Dorwest a GREAT brand with a wide range of veterinary herbal supplements. I’ve been using Fragaria to soften and aid the removal of tartar on encrusted teeth and slow down/ prevent new plaque deposits. A friend vouched that after a couple of weeks the plaque just fell of their dogs teeth! They can also be given during pregnancy and lactation to dogs and cats.

3. Raw Bones
These are usually beef and are full of vitamins and minerals. The friction of the teeth against the bone clears away debris. Additionally, certain enzymes found in raw bones work to inhibit the growth of bacteria, keeping your dog’s breath smelling fresh. Make sure the bones are too large for your dog to fit the whole thing in their mouth to prevent swallowing and choking. Never feed your dog a cooked bone as these can splinter, become lodged anywhere from their mouth to their stomach and can cause significant injuries. Do always supervise your dog with a bone.

4. Chew Toys
There are lots of toys on the market designed to encourage your dog to chew. Dental chew toys with lots of variety in texture can help scrape the plaque off your dog’s teeth as they relax and enjoy a good chew. Your dog should always be supervised when playing with chew toys to make sure they don’t swallow any large pieces. This is a good example from KONG

5. Plaque Off Powder
This powder is made from seaweed and is sprinkled onto your dogs meal daily. It won’t remove plaque already on your dog’s teeth but it will significantly help stop further build up. I give it to my cats and dog every day. It is available on line on many websites.

6. TEEF
TEEF is a prebiotic powder you add to your dog’s water for fresh breath and whole mouth health. The prebiotics help fight plaque and tartar above. Its gluten, grain and chemical free, human grade and SO easy to use. Ive been using for a couple of weeks now so will report back on results!

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