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Are Raw Diets Good For Dog’s Teeth

Dog teeth

Keeping Dog’s teeth Strong and Healthy

Are Raw

Meat and Bones

Beneficial

to Your Dog’s

Dental Care?

 

Author, Darlene Wagner for  Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

There are many pet parents who regularly feed their canine companions raw diets of meat and bones with the belief it will save their pet from bad teeth and stinky breath. But does this method really work? Or, on the contrary, does it cause more problems in the long run?

 

It is well know that good dental health is one key way to ensure your pooch has a happy and healthy life. Dental disease can actually lead to serious problems with your pet’s organs, such as the heart, and pets who don’t receive good dental care can lose their teeth painfully, causing further health problems.

 

There are several dog foods available that assist in teeth cleaning and dental health, but what about raw meat and bones?

 

Raw Bones

 

Raw Diets that include raw bones, unfortunately, raw bones can cause problems for your pooch, from fractured teeth, gastroenteritis, digestive obstructions, constipation and pancreatitis. Most issues tend to arise with large beef bones. Think about it – a bone that is strong enough to hold the weight of a cow is tough. If your pooch is a determined chewer, he could easily break a tooth before the bone gives way. Worse yet, if you have a dog who likes to hide his bones, or simply save them for later, the bones then have the opportunity to reach room temperature and harbor bacteria.

 

Okay, so if you monitor your dog’s chew time, and keep a close eye on the temperature and condition of the raw bone, all is well, right? Not really! Periodontal disease begins with bacterial growth in the mouth that can result in tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds the teeth. And, in order to lessen this bacterial growth, the prevention of plaque and tartar build-up along the gum line is a must. Raw bones typically shatter or break as your dog’s molars penetrate the bone, meaning they never reach the gum line. The lack of dental assistance raw bones provide, combined with the possible dangers they present your beloved pooch, make them a questionable choice.

 

Raw Meat

 

Meat is obviously softer and chewier than bones, but does that make it a good option for cleaning your dog’s teeth? Consider this – would you eat a steak rather than brush your teeth? Hopefully your answer is a resounding “no!” In order for raw meat to “brush” your dog’s teeth, he would have to sink his teeth into the meat, right up to the gumline, repeatedly on each and every tooth. Now, if your dog is anything like mine, he sucks his food up like a vacuum, barely chewing at all! So, when it comes to dental care, raw meat is not ideal.

 

As for raw meat in terms of overall health, raw food diets for pets are a controversial topic. If you do opt for a raw meat diet for your pooch, just keep in mind his dental care will still need tending to.

 

Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

 

When it comes to doggie dental health, it’s pretty simple. You have teeth, and you need regular brushing, flossing and professional dental care in order to keep your mouth healthy, so why wouldn’t your dog need the same? Answer – he does! And here’s how you can provide him with what he needs:

 

  1. Brush his teeth with toothpaste made specifically for dogs; daily is preferred, though not always possible, so brush as often as you can.
  2. Visit your vet for regular doggie dental check-ups.
  3. Make an annual appointment for your pooch to receive a scale and polish (scaling removes the plaque and tartar build-up around the gumline, and polishing makes the teeth sparkling clean).
  4. Feed your dog a good dental diet. The Veterinary Oral Health Council published a list of the foods they recommend ~ http://www.vohc.org/accepted_products.htm
  5. Consider using a water additive such as Healthymouth.

 

Our dogs are our family, and we want to do what’s best for them in all regards. When it comes to dental care, you may want to consider other options besides raw meat and bones.

 

 

 

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Is a Raw Diet Right for Your Pet

Is a Raw Pet Food Diet Right for Your Pet

Is a Raw Pet Food Diet Right for Your Pet.

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As the New Year rolled around, you might have made some health and wellness resolutions for yourself as well as the two-legged members of your family.  Diet and exercise is a top concern for many people this time of year but what about the four-legged members of your family – particularly, your dog or cat?  Have you set some resolutions for your pet companions?  If not, you just might want to consider taking a close look at what you are feeding your pet.  The Raw Pet Food diet is becoming increasingly more popular, especially as we humans learn more and more about the health benefits.  Read on to learn more. 

Always research everything thoroughly and speak with your veterinarian to make sure this would be a good alternative for your pet.  Pets with food allergies have done very well on raw diets, as well as other health related problems.  Felines need specific ingredients to keep them healthy, more so that your canine. 

What’s in a raw food diet, anyway? It may consist of –

  • Fruit
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Muscle meat
  • Whole or ground bones
  • Organ meat
  • Supplements

Why should I consider feeding a raw diet?

First and foremost, a raw diet allows you, as your pet’s protector and advocate, to have complete control. What do I mean?  Well, with a raw food diet, you will know exactly what you are putting in your pet’s bowl.  With commercial foods, there are so many different ingredients and additives that it’s not uncommon to become completely confused as to what you really feeding your pet.  If your pet becomes ill or has a reaction of some sort, it can be very hard to really pin-point the problem because you don’t’ really know what you are feeding. 

Second of all, some commercial foods may not be the healthiest option.  Why?  Well, some of these products have cheap fillers like rice by-products, corn, and animal by products.  Not to mention the salt.  These cheap fillers and additives can lead to major health problems! Heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, tartar build up…you get the idea?

Finally, a raw diet can promote health and general well-being. Just like their human counterparts, all pets need to eat a well-balance diet.  Think – food groups.  A raw diet leads to a nice shiny coat, strong bones, and lean muscle.  These are all things you would want for yourself, right?  Your pet should be no different. 

Whether you choose a raw diet for your pet or not, you should always be educated about the product you are feeding.  A good diet will lead to a long, healthy lifestyle, which we all want for our pets.  The added bonus will be less money out of pocket to your vet. 

 

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Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

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