We all want what’s best for our pets. You feed your dog a healthy diet, get regular check-ups with the Veterinarian, and give your pooch plenty of exercise, love and affection. But when is the last time you took a good look into your dog’s mouth? This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.
Read on to find out how to treat your pup to healthy teeth and gums with the help of Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for dogs.
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Even though pets don’t often get cavities, they are susceptible to periodontal or gum disease. According to my two dog’s Veterinarian, it’s the number one illness found in dogs and cats and can lead to chronic bad breath, painful loss of teeth, and worse.
Dental disease can even affect the heart, kidneys, intestinal tract and joints. Don’t worry though, because you can effectively guard your pup from dental disease by getting them regular checkups, brushing their teeth, and treating them to Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for dogs.
How to make sure your dog has healthy teeth and gums:
First, it’s important to take your dog to see the Veterinarian for regular checkups. My vet recommends an annual teeth cleaning for my dogs. I’m sure the cost of dental cleaning varies significantly based on where you live, but my Veterinarian charges $120 for dental cleaning. Most of that cost is due to the fact that they have to use anesthesia to put your dog to sleep for the procedure.
It’s also very important to brush your pets teeth regularly. Daily teeth brushing is great, but you want to be sure that you are brushing at least several times per week. Be sure you don’t use human toothpaste which can be harmful to your pet. Use a toothpaste that is especially formulated for dogs. They also make wipes that I have found helpful in removing plaque from your dogs teeth, but again your dog has be be willing to let you stick your finger in their mouth.
‘Treat’ your dog to healthy teeth and gums.
Winston is pretty good about having his teeth brushed, but he ends up eating a lot of toothpaste in the process. My dog, Lilly, is not at all a fan of having her teeth brushed. We’ve been at it for 4 years now, and I am resolved to the fact that brushing her teeth will forever be a challenge. Luckily, we have discovered Milk-Bone Brushing Chews which are as effective as brushing.
There are some dogs who are simply not going to agree to teeth brushing. Even if you can brush your dog’s teeth it can be difficult to get every nook and cranny.
Milk-Bone Brushing Chews are daily dental chews that taste like a treat, yet cleans like a toothbrush. When fed daily, Milk-Bone Brushing Chews are clinically proven to be as effective as brushing your dog’s teeth twice per week based on the reduction of tartar build-up and bad breath. Winston and Lilly love Milk-Bone Brushing Chews!
The Milk-Bone Brushing Chews come in a variety of sizes for your pets. I love that they come in a resealable bag for freshness. I love even more that Winston and Lilly view the brushing chews as a treat, and not torture like having their teeth brushed. They really get into gnawing on these treats. It’s easy to see how the bumps and ridges of the treat can reach to their very back teeth to remove plaque buildup.
Good oral health care helps your dog live a healthy, happy life.
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