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Puppy breath is adorable.
Dog breath...not so much!
For way too many dogs, though, the switch from cute and sweet to downright stink is unfortunately common.
Every human companion knows when their dog’s breath is bad, but many fail to realize it’s a serious warning sign of other uncomfortable (and costly) dental issues down the road.
Common solutions are simply buying dental chews and hoping for the best, or purchasing dog-friendly toothpaste and inevitably never using it.
Instead of waiting around until it’s too late (and your pup needs serious dental work), why not use real, healthy bones to help keep their teeth clean instead?
The Cost Of Doggy Dental Work
Your dog’s dental bill will vary depending on the severity of their oral problems. To keep it simple, we’ll discuss the typical range for cost of care.
Dental work can cost as low as $100 for a very “no-frills” cleaning on generally healthy teeth. More dogs fall into the slightly more severe category, where cleanings cost an average of $300. For many, the cost is even more due to a lack of routine care: Think more along the lines of a $500 bill (or even in the thousands, depending on the case).
Caring for dog’s teeth is similar to caring for our own, and while you might know exactly when your teeth start feeling dirty or achy, your dog won’t show their pain and distress.
Help them out by caring for their teeth at home before you face a vet bill of hundreds of dollars, and they’re in constant pain without you even realizing it.
What Can Happen When Dog’s Teeth Aren’t Cared For?
Bad breath is one thing, but what comes after is the truly serious issue.
Plaque and tartar build up
Periodontal disease and Gingivitis
Kidney or heart disease
Stomatitis, or inflammation of the oral mucous membranes
Trust us, none of these problems are quick and cheap fixes. They’re also not too fun for your pup.
Do You Have A Rescue Dog?
Strays, rescues, and dogs who have been mistreated for long stretches of their lives are at even more risk for dental issues and disease.
While most shelters do their best to provide oral care for the dogs they house, many animals come to them in poor health after receiving inadequate care throughout their lives.
If you’ve adopted your dog from a shelter (or are thinking of doing so), it’s imperative you get their teeth checked by the vet and provide them with routine dental care. Consider introducing real bones into their diet to help out along the way.
Why Real Bones Are Right For Not-So-Great Teeth
You’ve seen all the green, toothbrush-shaped dental chews lining the aisles of pet stores. They claim to be the equivalent of a good teeth cleaning on the package.
It’s hard to pass up. A few bones in replacement of costly vet bills? Why not?
To start, have you checked the ingredient list on most dental chews? Did you know many of them contain known cancer-causing ingredients? Yet, they still sell in droves.
The next time you’re considering purchasing one of these dangerous products, why not buy a real bone instead?
You dog’s natural chewing instincts will do most of the work. Their repetitious gnawing on the bone will help deteriorate plaque and tartar build up, which helps keep teeth and gums healthy (and vet bills down).
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Choosing The Right Bone For Clean Teeth
Before you go out and buy the first bone you see, know how to choose the best bone for your dog’s teeth.
A bone that’s too big for your small dog could cause tooth fractures.
One that’s too small for a large dog can end up being swallowed whole.
Likewise, dense bones can also cause serious damage to teeth.
To cut through the confusion, focus on providing your dog with all-natural bones that fit their size, breed, and chewing habits.
Choose smaller bones for smaller breeds, and always monitor their chewing.
Opt for larger bones for your big dog. Again, keep them nearby while they’re enjoying the treat. Make sure their chewing habits remain safe.
Make It A Habit
Moving forward, turn your dog’s oral care into a habit. Save hundreds of dollars in the process, and prevent a world of hurt for your pup along the way.
Always schedule routine oral care with your vet, but in between visits, make use of natural bones to help prevent problems even further.
After all, there’s not much easier than simply giving your dog a bone.
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You’ll never need to be concerned with low quality imported products, or overly processed dog bones, jerky, or other treats. Shop now and treat your dog to something special.
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