- Poor oral health is directly linked to Liver, Kidney, Heart, and Lung disease.
- Bacteria from food remains and enters the bloodstream through bleeding gums and travels throughout the body.
- Overtime, the Immune System weakens and impacts those organs.
- Veterinarians estimate an increased life expectancy of 3-5 years when good teeth care is followed.
How Can We Help
Give dental treats that do not contain hidden sugars such as molasses, beet pulp, and fructose.
Give dental toys with raised nubs that will massage their gums, loosen plaque, and strengthen jaw muscles.
Give knotted ropes such as string or rope toys that act as a floss. My dogs play tug with each other and the rope then lay down to have a chew.
Put additives in pets water daily or use Chlorhexidine wipes to kill bacteria. Wipes should be used three times a week.