Oral hygiene is of uttermost importance when it comes to dogs especially. This is mainly because of the way the dogs eat and what they eat. By introducing dental chews and treats, then most of the cleaning of the teeth is catered for. If the oral health is left unchecked; then the bacteria will lead to bad breath, gum diseases and other dental diseases.
In as much as there are many options to choose the dental chews and treats, one needs to be vigilant. But before one gets to the aspect of buying and acquiring them, he needs to see a vet first so that he/she can recommend the best product. Usually he will have to assess the dental formulae first and then discuss the issues surrounding the said issue. Due to the different sizes of the pets, which also is in tandem with their gut size, therefore one has to choose the correct dental chew or treat. To prevent the animals from choking, and small dogs should be bought the small sizes since usually the manufacturers make different sizes.
The brand to buy is at the discretion of the pet owner, but he will have to follow the recommendations given. The chew ability and effectiveness of the treats depends on the age, breed and immune system of the dog. The aforementioned issues have a direct but different impact on how each of them will work. A long-lasting chew product, a pet should spend approximately 30 minutes gnawing, and when swallowed, they should be broken up in such a way that its digestion will not affect the dog.
Since some pets might be either allergic to certain food elements, it’s important to check the food ingredients. It may not be only allergic, but also its important to note that the product will not affect the digestion system. Another aspect is the durability of the chews since there are some that are made not last long and the effectiveness of cleaning to be achieved becomes wanting. The prices are another aspect that one needs to look at so that one can get a deal for his situation.
There are those pets that might refuse a one on one teeth brushing, refuse to take in the chews, then it might be forced to be taken to the vet. Taking it to the vet is expensive, time consuming and there are lots of logistics to be considered. If kept under anesthesia, they will obtain a better and thorough cleaning of the teeth. In such circumstances, the vet will free to clean as he deems fit. If there arise other issues that might require the attention of the client he will forward them. The oral health of the dogs will have to take precedence by the pet owner.