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Promoting Oral Health For Dogs
What help keep teeth healthy and white ?
First, diet plays a major role in the development of tartar on the teeth. Raw meaty bone diets keep wild carnivores’ teeth in top condition, and they can do the same for our domesticated carnivores. Even ground raw diets help prevent tartar build up, as the meat contains natural enzymes, and raw diets do not stick to the teeth, unlike diets that are high in starch. Kibble (dry food) has long been touted as helping to keep teeth clean because of its abrasive action. If you have ever watched your dog eat kibble, you have surely noticed that they don’t chew the stuff, they bolt it down whole. Some pets will still develop significant dental tartar, even when they eat raw diets and chew appropriately. Certain dogs seem to be predisposed to develop tartar. Short nosed breeds and toy breeds often have teeth that do not meet normally, such breeds will not effectively remove debris from their teeth even with vigorous chewing. Tartar development may also be related to health factors; ill animals seem to have more tartar, and animals who respond to homeopathic treatment often have less tartar. This could be due to to more vigorous chewing by healthy animals, or it could be related to changes in saliva quantity, gum health, or pH in the mouth
It was proven that dogs would derive the health benefits obtained by humans from these foods. Strawberries are one of the fruits safe for dogs. This fruit contains antioxidants that slow down the aging process by reducing degenerative disease. These antioxidants have reduced the risk of canine chronic diseases as well. The natural anti-inflammatory agents of this fruit have helped canine suffering from arthritis and from other musculoskeletal diseases. The soluble content of the fruit promotes the dog’s intestinal health. This fruit contains an enzyme that breaks down the tartar and keeps the dog’s teeth white. Vitamin C is on the top of the list of vitamin content of strawberries. Vitamin C strengthens a dog’s immune system. Just don’t overdo it, the fruit is also high in sugar and will cause obesity, too many may also encourage loose stools, so moderation is the key as always.
Banana is a deep green fruit that turns to yellow or red when ripe is a good source of fiber. This fruit that comes in its own disposable wrapper contain almost no fat, very low in sodium and loaded with potassium. Banana provides vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and folate… all necessary in promoting the health of the pet. Banana is an energy food because of the soluble carbohydrate it contains. Again moderation is key .
Bones: For dogs, chewing on a large/size-appropriate REAL bone after meals for about 10 to 20 minutes reduces plaque buildup, especially in the upper and lower molars. I recommend this method a few times a week. After 10-20 minutes, remove the bone, wash, then place in ziplock bag or tupperware and store in the fridge. Boiling the bone first will help soften it. Always use supervision when allowing your dog to chew on bones.
Mix the following together and keep in a small glass jar, and use to apply to teeth and gums. This mixture works well for gum disease, and softens the plaque over time, while also controlling the risk of bacteria and gum disease. (Do not add this mixture to water bowls for ingestion).
• 2 oz Hydrogen peroxide (3%)
• 2 oz Aloe Vera juice
If your pet suffers from bad breath, add one of the following to the above mixture:
• Baking soda (one tablespoon)
• Liquid chlorophyll (1 teaspoon)
Application: Apply to teeth and gums, especially the upper molars to control plaque. Use a gauze sponge and soak in the mixed solution, then briskly rub onto stained teeth or plaque. Do this several times a week, and more often if your pet has a lot of plaque build-up. On small dogs and cats, use a Q-tip dipped in the solution, then apply to the gums, teeth, and plaque.
After applying the solution every few days to the gums, teeth, and plaque for 2 -3 weeks, you’ll be able to then scrape the plaque right off the affected teeth, using your fingernails, a soft towel, or even a Q-tip.
Kelp has been used to reduce dental plaque and tartar (calculus) in dogs for several years now, and the results have been impressive. ProDen, the Sweden based manufacturer of PlaqueOff, has conducted extensive trial studies to show that Ascophyllum nosodum, a common brown kelp found in many oceans of the world, can help to reduce plaque and tartar buildup in dogs within just a few weeks. A study of the oral benefits of seaweed conducted at Newcastle University in England have identified Bacillus lichenformis, a breed of beneficial bacteria that resides on the surfaces of seaweed, as a powerful anti-plaque agent in the mouth.
After entering the mouth Bacillus lichenformis completes its lifecycle and releases an enzyme that breaks down the bacterial biofilm that causes dental plaque and the calculus we know as tartar. Kelp also contains a multitude of important trace minerals that support healthy teeth and gums, along with alginates— polysaccharide constituents that are known for their slimy, viscous properties. These polysaccharides carry their own antibacterial activities into the mouth as well, creating athin coating of film on the teeth and gums that helps to protect and support healthy bacterial balances. Animal Essentials Inc has now just released a new product calledSeaDent for Dogs, which combines the healthful, mineral rich attributes of Laminaria digitata kelp with a guaranteed measure of the protease enzyme produced by Bacillus licheniformis. SeaDent is also fortified with supplemental doses of four other plaque-fighting enzymes, including amylase (to break down carbohydrates and starches between the teeth), cellulose (to break down plant materials/vegetable particles), papain (to aid in the breakdown of meats) and lysozyme— to supplement the antibacterial enzymes that dogs naturally carry in their saliva. Together, the formulation offers reliable, easy-to-feed and affordable mitigation and prevention of plaque forming bacteria.

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