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Your dog’s teeth are prone to getting plaque and tartar just like human beings. But unlike a human being, dogs aren’t concerned about it. Smelly dog breath and discoloured teeth are a direct result neglecting dental hygiene. Luckily enough, there natural ways to keep your dog’s teeth clean
- Use natural dental sprays
You can spray this dental spray by picking up their lips on either side of their mouth as it will help reduce and prevent dental plaque and tartar build-up as well as control the bacteria that causes bad breath. If you spray the product directly onto your dog’s most-affected teeth efficiently, it gives your dog minty-fresh breath.
You can opt for Prozyme, which is an inexpensive digestive enzyme that is readily available in pet stores. There is a lot of dog toothpaste that contains enzymes that kill bacteria and help remove tartar. Zymox and Virbac are companies that make enzymatic tubes of toothpaste for dogs.
- Use herbal extracts and essential oils
Grape seed extract, grapefruit seed extract, thyme oil, neem oil and peppermint oil combined in a safe preparation works very effectively in dissolving and preventing tartar build up, as well as heals the gums.
- Ensure that your dog has a healthy and natural diet
You cannot rely on kibble alone to clean your dog’s teeth. Feeding your dog with fresher foods and healthier ingredients helps to improve your dog’s overall health and well-being, along with their dental health.
- Feed your dog raw bones
They taste good and are fun to chew. It helps in exercising the jawbone as your dog will gnaw on them which also stimulates the gums and removes tartar from the teeth. An excellent raw bone provides your dog with hours of pleasure and helps keep its teeth healthy. You need to make sure that you give your dog the right kind of bone. The large femur and knucklebones from a cow, are ideal as they are impossible to swallow or chip.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that promote dental health. You can make holes in a carrot and fill it up with coconut oil and leave it in the freezer for a couple of minutes. You can give it to your dog after it solidifies. Your dog is going will have the best time gnawing on the carrot, and it will also clean your dog’s teeth safely and effectively.
- Try a Homeopathic treatment
If your dog’s teeth seem to have a tartar build up that is difficult to remove, you should try a homoeopathic remedy called Fragaria which could help solve the problem. You can purchase it and administer one or two pellets twice a day for a month. It is necessarily an energy medicine that melts in the mouth.