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Our latest blog post by Anna Shaw
Written By Anna Shaw for Poochie Park Ltd
With February being national dental care month we thought it would be the perfect time to discuss exactly why dental hygiene is important and what we can do as pet parents to prevent Periodontal disease.
Sadly it’s widely reported that Periodontal disease (which is caused by the build up of plaque and tartar in the mouth) can be seen in at least 80% of dogs over three years old and between 50-90% of cats over four, this is something that can also affect other organs within the body if left untreated. Good oral hygiene practice can help to prevent and and even turn around the effects caused by periodontal disease as long as it hasn’t progressed to the second stage.
Regular brushing and a quick check inside the mouth from a young age is important as it teaches pup/kitten there is nothing to fear. If you have a nervous dog or one that runs away at the sight of a toothbrush then begin by using your finger to rub around the gum lines to build confidence and then move along to a finger brush or toothbrush.
There are many products available on the market such as Dorwest Roast Dinner Toothpaste and if your pet isn’t happy with toothpaste we have Herbal Pet Supplies Pearly Whites Powder which you simply add to their food. This blend works by reducing the acid in their saliva which forms plaque, also gently removing plaque from the teeth and leaves your pet with fresh breath.
Herbal Dog Co All Natural Plaque Protect is another fantastic powder which will not only freshen your dogs breath but also help to reduce tartar build up and is once again added to their food, but remember that brushing and checking their mouths a few times a week is still a must even with products as wonderful as these!
One product in in particular that has taken the pet world by storm is LUCAA+ Pet Probiotic Dental Care which is a good bacteria (probiotic) sourced from plants making it not only vegan but eco friendly and chemical free. It helps to restore a healthy balance to your pets mouth and stops harmful bacteria in its tracks cleaning the teeth, sockets and gums whilst reducing any inflammation.
Chewing on raw meaty bones not only provides stress providing mental stimulation and a work out for their jaw muscles, but also a full floss and clean from the abrasive motions of chewing and tearing through muscle meat, connective tissue and bone, this helps to maintain those shiny white teeth and healthy gums.
When feeding raw meaty bones there are of course some things to consider such as where the product is sourced, to steer clear of machine cut bones (these may be sharp and cause abrasions to the gum line) and of course to use an appropriate bone for your cat/dogs breed and size avoiding weight bearing bones that can cause fractures.
• small dog/cat – a chicken wing or foot
• medium dog -lamb ribs, chicken/ duck carcass
• large dog – veal spine and neck
When we talk about treats for teeth and gum health we aren’t talking about carb filled sticks filled with synthetic ingredients, we are talking about 100% natural chews with no hidden nasties that also help to scrape the Plaque from those gum lines and once again provide minutes to hours of chewing fun, think of pizzles, beef or lamb tails and real hide! These will also help a puppy through their teething stages.
All of the products mentioned above are available in store and online at Poochie Pantry and if you have any questions or advice is needed please don’t forget that we are only a phone call or email away!
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Bone broth is a supplement that has been praised and promoted by many for its amazing health benefits. In Chinese medicine, there are many mentions of how bone broth can help in nourishing the body and aiding blood growth. Over the past few years, bone broth has also become popular as a great additive in dog diet as well.
Bone broth for dogs, as research has shown, is a great health supplement for the remarkable health benefits it offers. It has proved to be extremely helpful in detoxing, diabetic care, ad skin, coat, and joint health. Especially for senior dogs in hospice care and sick dogs suffering from lethal problems, bone broth can prove to be a great alternative source for nutrition.
What is Bone Broth?
While many have heard the term bone broth, they are not familiar with the recipe. Most confuse bone broth with soup which is not what it is. Bone broth, essentially, is extracted from the body parts of an animal that are generally not added to meals. These include bones, marrow, tendons, skin, ligaments, and feet. These are slow-cooked with water for hours to extract many nourishing compounds like collagen and essential amino acids that are not found in usual pet food or home-cooked food.
Why is Bone Broth for Dogs an Awesome Supplement?
If you are still wondering about whether you should feed your canine friend bone broth, here are a few health benefits of bone broth for dogs that will help you decide:
However, it is essential to remember that bone broth for dogs is different than that of humans. Humans’ bone broth contains a high amount of sodium which is not safe for dogs. So, it’s better to buy bone broth for dogs UK from trusted brands like Boil & Broth that prepare bone broth safe for your pooch.
Here at Poochie Park not only do we love to offer you dogs some off lead time to stretch their legs, we love to be able to offer you treats and food using our click and collect service.
We are please to announce the launch of our Natural treat boxes currently available in small and medium, seen here is the medium box packed full of delicious dehydrated treats.
Dehydrated treats are great for healthy teeth and gums, whilst those still with fur on are thought to assist in natural worming.
We’ve had a new website designed. You can now create an account to make booking the park or ordering dog food even easier.