Dental Chew Products – Making available a variety of quality chew toys encourages your dog to exercise his mouth. Rubber or cotton toys are better than plastic which may contain chemical residues. Natural chew sticks, like bully sticks are high value treats and generally a big hit. In fact, our dogs will consume the entire bully stick in one sitting, so we generally limit the time, or offer smaller pieces. Companies like Best Bully Sticks provide a wide variety of high quality bully sticks and other natural bones and chews.
Feeding a raw diet including raw bones is another way to improve the condition of your dog’s oral health. From a nutritional standpoint, a raw diet most closely represents the dog’s natural diet, which included bones, organs, skin and other parts of their prey. Calcium from the ingested bone works to balance the high levels of phosphorus in muscle meat. Aside from the nutritional value, there’s the mechanical benefit from chewing. Consult a professional qualified to provide nutritional advice before switching to a raw diet.