importance of our pet’s dental health is extremely important considering
that by the age of 2, about 80-90% of our pets will suffer from some
varying degree of dental disease.
Dental disease can
range from gingivitis (minor – severe gum irritation) to periodontal (the
structures holding the teeth in place begin to break-down). More severe
cases of gum disease can even lead to life threatening heart problems.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure
Some foods and
treats claim to assist in the prevention of plaque and tartar. Suggesting
that crunchy foods and cookies clean teeth would be like suggesting that
people eat croutons and potato chips instead of brushing their teeth.
The best way to prevent dental disease is
to keep your pet’s immune system strong by feeding a healthy diet and by
brushing their teeth daily. Since most people do not have the time or
inclination to brush their pet’s teeth every day, there are other
situation in your animal’s mouth is very bad or advanced, getting a
thorough cleaning under anesthesia may be the best option. Ensure that you
understand the risks involved with anesthesia by asking questions and
doing your research before having it administered to your pet. Many
people will opt for dental cleanings when their pet is under anesthetic
for some other reason.
Raw bones given a few
times a week can assist in removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and
gums. They also massage the gums and help them become stronger and more
resistant to irritation caused by plaque and tartar. Bones are able to
chip tartar off the teeth like barnacles off of a ship. They also
strengthen the muscles in the face and jaw and chewing releases
endorphins, which helps to relax your pet. A raw bone is nature’s
Products That Work
LEBAIII – Spray (directly in
Active herb ingredients stimulate the enzymes & change the chemistry in the mouth. The tartar will soften and fall out.
Petzlife – Gel or Spray (directly in
PetzLife helps remove plaque and tartar and helps control bacteria and bad breath. PetzLife uses a proprietary blend of herbs and anti-bacterial grapefruit seed extract.
PlaqueOff™ is a completely natural product that is suitable for both cats and dogs. It is a special type of seaweed, which has been found to have specific beneficial effects for oral care. It is rich in natural iodine and contains important vitamins and minerals and is free from artificial colours, preservatives, gluten and sugar.
Vet’s Best Dental
Gel (directly in mouth)
Not all Tail Blazers locations carry the same products. Please contact your location to find out which products they have available.
We want to inform you that Nature’s Variety has
initiated a voluntary recall of their Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for
dogs and cats with the “Best If Used By” date of 11/10/10.The only
products affected are limited to CHICKEN medallions, patties, and chubs
with a “Best If Used By” date of 11/10/10.
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