Regular brushing and scaling for your dog and cat's teeth are important, but there are also many safe and natural alternatives to help keep your pet's mouth and teeth clean. Find out more here in this blog.
Did you know that most dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age 3?
If left untreated, dental disease can lead to heart, liver, and or kidney issues. Cancer and diabetes could also emerge if dental health is not taken care of, so make sure to monitor your pet's teeth and gums to make sure nothing is abnormal. Regular brushing and scaling are important, but there are also many safe and natural alternatives to help keep your pet's mouth and teeth clean.
Safe & Natural Options To Brush Your Dog or Cat’s Teeth
Daily brushing is always recommended to help keep your pet’s mouth and teeth clean. Some dogs and cats prefer to not have foreign objects in their mouth. If your pet is one of the many that do not like to have their teeth brushed, The Pet Beastro offers an array of supplements to help support a healthy mouth! Below are some staff & customer favorites:
- Animal Essentials Healthy Gums
- My Healthy Pet Fresh Licks
- Plaque off Powder
- Earth Animal Clean Mouth, Gums & Breath
- Pure and Natural Pet Plaque & Tartar Control Breath Spray
- Pure and Natural Pet Plaque & Tartar Fighting Gel
Changing My Dog or Cat’s Diet
Nutrition is the foundation of your pet's overall health, their diet plays a major role in their dental health. Dogs and cats fed a fresh, raw diet are more likely to have fewer dental issues. This includes diets with:
By feeding fresh food, the right habitat is set up for a healthy oral microbiome. Natural live enzymes and “good” bacteria will thrive and help prevent plaque & tartar build-up. If your pet currently eats kibble, raw can still be incorporated! Some options to include in your pet’s kibble diet are:
- Green Juju
- Primal Edible Elixirs (Fresh Toppers)
- Goat Milk
- Bone Broth
- Any of the RAWSOME brands featured at The Pet Beastro
Balancing Your Pet’s Gut
Probiotics and digestive enzymes will also support a healthy bacterial environment in your pet’s mouth. These can easily be added to any dog or cat’s diet! Below are some of our favorites at The Pet Beastro:
- Total-Zymes & Total-Biotics
- Herbsmith Microflora Plus
- Animal Essentials Plant Enzyme and Probiotics
- Wholistic Pet Organics Digest All Plus
No matter the kind of diet you feed, incorporating any type of biologically appropriate food will help keep those canine and feline teeth pearly and white! Stop in our pet food, treat, and toy store in Madison Heights, Michigan, or visit our online pet products store here. We are always happy to help you find the safest items for your dog or cat’s breed, age, health level, and any special issues.