Last Modified on Aug 20, 2014
Dental Care for Pets
A lot of our pets have mouth and teeth issues. Let's face it, they're not good tooth brushers. And flossing? Forget it! Still, we can take some easy steps with home remedies that improve our pets's oral and dental health.
The teeth and gums are just as prone to infection and decay in our cats, dogs, and other pets as are our own dental hardware. A little dental care routine for cavity prevention and gum care can go a long way in keeping our pet's overall health in the best of shape.
Natural Pet Care Remedies: Raw bones (not boiled--these can splinter!) can be an easy thing to give your dog to strengthen and clean their teeth. Brushing your dog's teeth is critical, as best you can do it and as often as you can, and it doesn't hurt cats either. Make sure to gently clean the gums as well, and look for pet food that isn't full of cavity-creating carbohydrates. The better balanced diet will help to support oral and dental health!
[YEA] My dog has AWFUL teeth, they are rotted and horribly decayed, she's 10 years old. Finally one morning her whole face was swollen and deformed, and her gums were bleeding and oozing pus. She was so sick, and lethargic we were looking into crematoriums, and making plans to put her down.
She, ofcourse, was unable to eat dry food, so my mother started hand feeding her wet food, and we put about 2 TBSP coconut oil in there mixed in. Within a week, she was dramatically improved and the swelling went completely down. In 2 weeks she was better than ever, (completely healed)and full ofyouthful energy. We continue to feed her wet food now, and she had one other minor flare up, since then, and we gave her coconut oil and in 2 days she was good as new.
Remember guys, Brush your dogs teeth!!!!