Why are Dog Chews so good?
Dog chews are really effective at controlling bad breath and gum disease in our pooches.
The goal of a dog chew is to both provide a mechanical way to clean your dog’s teeth as well as provide some environmental enrichment or fun!
The mouth is loaded with bacteria because it is a warm, moist & open environment. Bacteria contribute to dental disease and what is known as periodontal disease (gum disease), the most common problem plaguing our pets mouths. Without regular attention and awareness of ways in which to prevent gum disease, your pet could develop a painful condition where the dog’s teeth become loose and may need to be pulled out (extracted).
One of the options to help your dog maintain a healthy, pain-free mouth is to provide him or her with lots of dog chews.
What are the causes of periodontal disease?
Plaque is a colourless film that contains millions of bacteria and if left untreated can cause infections in the gum and destruction of the tissues that hold the teeth in place. This is known as periodontal disease.
How do dog chews work?
Preventative oral care, including the provision of dog chews, can help maintain a healthy mouth throughout your pet’s life.
When a dog chews or gnaws for a period of time, the salivary glands are stimulated and more saliva is produced and released into the mouth. What you may not be aware of is that saliva has some amazing antibacterial properties, which in combination with the scrubbing effect from the dog chew, can help control the buildup of plaque, and therefore the development of periodontal disease.
How often should my dog be given a dog chew?
Ideally your dog should be given something to chew on for at least 30 mins every day, or every second day at a minimum. This helps prevent large amounts of plaque from accumulating and hardening into tartar.
Which dog chews are effective?
It is important to select a chew that is appropriate for the size of your dog. We have a wide selection to choose from but all we do is roo, which means that you are getting a premium dog chew at an affordable price. Your dogs teeth will love you and so will your wallet.