Did you know that keeping your dog’s teeth and gums healthy can have an impact on your dog’s overall health? Gum disease and too much plaque build up can have a negative impact on your dog’s organs and digestive health. Dog’s need to have their teeth cleaned just like us humans do in order to keep them healthy and decay free. If your dog’s teeth get especially bad or you notice any cavities or decay, you may need to take your dog to a vet for teeth cleaning.
Luckily, I’ve always kept up with Echo and Gracie’s dental health so neither one has ever required a teeth cleaning at the vet. To keep my two pup’s teeth healthy, I brush their teeth and give them plenty to chew on. Feeding your dog dry food does not help with keeping their teeth plaque free. This is a big myth that has been going around for many years. Think about it- would just eating hard food keep your teeth healthy? No! You have to brush them too. The same goes for dogs. Brushing your dog’s teeth at least several times a week (preferably every day if you can) is an important part of keeping your dog healthy throughout their lifetime.
One of Echo and Gracie’s favorite dental treats are Whimzees! Whimzees are all natural dog treats without any artificial colors or preservatives. They get their red, brown, and green colors from natural extracts that are healthy for your dog. They make their treats with ingredients that will help your dog’s dental health and the shape of their treats help to remove plaque. Both of my dogs love the flavor of the Whimzees dental treats too. Check out their natural ingredients here.
Do you have any questions about keeping your dog’s teeth and gums healthy? Ask in the comments below!
Thanks for reading,
Katie, Gracie, and Echo