Preventing dental diseases in dogs & cats
Dental diseases in pets are now becoming a common issue which needs to be taken care of at the earliest.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Preventing Dental Diseases in Dogs & CatsKeeping your dog or cat’s teeth and gums healthy will go a long way to preventing not only bad breath,periodontal disease and an uncomfortable or painful mouth, but also more serious chronic conditions such askidney disease, liver disease, heart conditions and joint problems.A healthy canine or feline mouth is teaming with bacteria – most of which are normal and natural. As plaque andtartar build on the teeth, the balance of healthy bacteria is thrown off and the opportunity for diseasearises. Plaque builds even more rapidly in the upper, softer part of the teeth and infection begins. In cats,cavities develop with even more opportunity for infection. (Dogs are less prone to cavities). The bacteria andtoxins are absorbed into the blood stream where they circulate and begin to build in kidney, liver, and hearttissue. The toxins released can even affect brain tissue. The inflammatory process involved can aggravatedeteriorating joints. In other words – it only gets worse when the problem is ignored.So let’s talk prevention!Do you have to brush your dog or cats teeth?You don’t have to, but if you can it is well worth the time an effort. Brushing is the best way to dislodge all thatplaque.PetzLife Gel is a great product to use as“toothpaste”.ProDen PlaqueOff is a seaweed based supplement that works through the bloodstream – preventing the bacteriathat cause plaque from taking over in the mouth.Wysong Dentatreat is a special blend of dental-active natural cheeses, minerals, apple polyphenols that works onthe surface of teeth as the dog or cat eats. It discourages growth of bacteria that cause plaque and bad breath.Exercise! No, not a daily walk around the block – dental exercise. Chewing on hard substances such as raw bonesand treats such as tendons, bully sticks or other dental chews helps exercise the teeth and gums and even helpsscrape off plaque helping to prevent tartar buildup.A healthy diet. The healthier the animal, the better the immune system. A meat based diet is essential as meathelps maintain a healthier mouth environment. Since carbohydrates feed the bacteria that cause plaque,consider a grain-free diet. For small dogs and cats that are more prone to dental disease, consider freezedried or dehydrated diets that are mostly meat.Dental care contributes greatly to maintaining your companion’s overall health and extending their lifeexpectancy. A small investment in prevention will save a great deal of pain and veterinary bills. It requires alittle more time and effort on your part, but goes such a long way to preventing disease and discomfort that it isquite well worth it.WholeLifePets.com is one of the largest sources of products and information for pet dogs and cats. They providea whole range of pet products including vitamins, supplements, holistic remedies, flea and tick control medicinesetc. that helps pets stay healthy.To know more about proden plaqueoff for cats and organic dog treats, please visithttp://www.wholelifepets.com