We do everything for our dogs; we feed them the best foods, we take them for walks and exercise them, we play with them, and we love them unconditionally. That being said, why don’t more dog owners know about the health benefits of canine dental chews? They are so much more than just a snack! If you’re curious to learn more, then you’ve come to the right article. Let’s get right to it.
Dogs can suffer from Periodontal disease just as we can if we don’t take care of our own teeth. They can also experience the same sorts of issues that humans can, with their teeth, like plaque, tartar, and even swollen or bleeding gums. Dental issues in our dogs can cause a variety of issues, including; loss of appetite, broken teeth, and even damaged organs caused by bad oral bacteria. That being said, getting regular check-ups and cleaning are vital for your dog’s oral health. But you can supplement that cleaning with dental treats.
There are many different kinds of dental treats that you can get for your dog. Rawhide chews come in many different shapes and sizes. These have been scientifically proven to reduce plaque and tarter. Then you’ve got specific treat-type chews, infused with mint, which can help improve your dog’s breath if they suffer from bad breath. These also come in different types and sizes. Then, of course, you also just have non-edible chew-toys that might be a better option, if your dog is on a specific diet that chew-treats might interrupt.
You should consider the size of your dog and how aggressive they chew when choosing what kind of dental chew to give them. For example, if you’ve got a small dog, you don’t want to give them an enormous chew-treat. It will be too much for them to eat and could even give them upset stomachs. If you’ve got a big dog though, then the big treats would be fine. You’d want to avoid giving them treats that are really tiny though because they could pose a choking hazard.
You want to find a good-sized treat for your dog so they can enjoy it without overdoing it. You also want to consider how aggressively your dog tends to chew. If you’ve got a dog who chews slowly and savors their food, then a softer, chewy treat will certainly do the trick. But if you’ve got a dog with strong jaws and a mighty bite, then you’ll want a more sturdy or crunchy kind of snack, so they’ll have to work at it a little bit and get more chew action. The same goes with a chew-toy. Finding the right size and sturdiness is important in order to get the most out of your dental chews.
Your dogs will love you for getting them a nice dental chew. To them, it’ll be a new toy or a tasty treat. But you’ll know that it’s actually helping their oral hygiene and ensuring that they’ll live longer, happier, and healthier lives. It’s a win-win for you and your four-legged friend.