By Oscar Pet Foods Berkshire
As we mentioned in a previous blog, oral hygiene for your pet is as important as your own oral hygiene. Ideally this should be started when a puppy/kitten but it can be started at any time.
So, what’s our secret to keeping Racso’s teeth and gums so healthy? Just look at them, he’s never had his teeth cleaned and they are brilliant white, and the gums are very healthy too. So, besides his dry Kibble that he has morning and evening, he also has an antler chew. This is of top quality, sourced from Scotland. The antler rubs against his teeth and gums when chewed, and the friction causes the plaque to be removed. Saliva is also generated which helps to loosen plaque, which is swallowed and helps the digestive system, so a win-win all round.
The beauty of an antler? They are safe, they wear away and will not splinter, so will not cause damage to the dog’s mouth, throat or inside. We would recommend that as soon as the antler becomes small enough to fit right into the mouth it is replaced with a new one.
Some dogs need to be encouraged to chew an antler, which is easily done by holding onto it and encouraging them to chew. It’s a chew they can come back to time and time again, and they don’t smell or mark the carpet. However, never give an antler to a puppy that doesn’t yet have its adult teeth.
Our antlers are 100% UK venison, 100% natural and great for helping to keep teeth clean.
If you live in Newbury or the surrounding area, you can purchase an antler directly from the MovedTo website. There’s even free delivery!
To tackle a build-up of plaque we recommend using a tooth gel in conjunction with the antler. Just smear the gel around the teeth and the animal will do the rest with their tongue, spreading it around and getting into those difficult to reach places. This is not a quick solution and depending on the amount of plaque build-up it may take a while to show an improvement; regularity and consistency is the key. Doing this as suggested will help to avoid a costly trip to the vet’s for a risky tooth cleaning process which would be done under a general anaesthetic.
We deliver free to the door, if you have any questions or queries why not drop Racso an email and ask him at www.askracso.co.uk/contact
Oscar have a great blog on how to introduce teeth cleaning to your dog, check it out here. All of the products mentioned in the blog are available to buy direct from Oscar, if you live in our postcode area then we recommend ordering from us direct, that way you won’t have to pay a delivery charge.
That’s the dogs taken care of, but what of our cats? Check out the next blog coming soon.
If in the meantime you would like more information, or are interested in a nutritional assessment for your pet then please call us on 07914 015719 or send Racso a message at www.askracso.co.uk/contact.