Dental Health and Bones

We all know dental health is a vital starting point for general health in our dogs, however actually doing things to support it can be easy to forget. 

Diet plays a major role in the development of tartar on the teeth. One of the simplest things we can do to maintain those lovely chompers is stick to a raw diets, and buy our pups raw meaty bones regularly. 

Raw meaty bone diets keep wild carnivores’ teeth in top condition, and they can do the same for our domesticated carnivores. Even minced raw diets help prevent tartar build up, as the meat contains natural enzymes, and unlike diets that are high in starch and fillers, raw diets do not stick to the teeth.

However, it's that lovely chewing action which helps to abrade tartar from the teeth, so swing in to your local butcher or pet store and grab a bag of raw meaty bones. Make sure they are size appropriate for your dog and of course, always raw - never cooked. Try to avoid very large and weight bearing bones as these can be too hard and may damage teeth.

Wings - Chicken, duck
Ribs - lamb, goat, pork, emu, roo.
Neck - Duck, chicken, turkey, goat, venison, veal,
Carcass/Frames  -  Chicken, duck

Always supervise your dog when they're enjoying a bone. Bones should be longer than the size of the dogs muzzle, as a general guide, to reduce choking risks from overenthusiastic dogs gulping it down whole. Gulpers can be fed frozen bones to help slow down the process. Monitor stools to ensure you're not overdoing it with bones - white chalky poops means too much.