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Using Raw Chicken Bones To Clean Dog Teeth

2016/5/4 10:20:34

Cleaning dog teeth is one of the important responsibilities all pet owners have. Just as with humans, proper dental health is a necessary factor relating to the well-being and overall health of the canine. Besides being unsightly and causing bad breath, plaque and tartar buildup on dog teeth can eventually lead to infections which are often transmitted to other organs in the body.

It's important to learn how to keep the tartar and plaque build up off of the dog teeth. There are number of ways available for doing this. One of the most common, and however also the most expensive, is to take the dog to the veterinarian for a process called dog teeth scaling. This is I highly effective method which uses general anesthetic to put the dog under while the vet cleans and grinds away the buildup plaque and tartar on the dog's teeth. This process can range in cost anywhere from $200-$500 per treatment depending on the area of the country. Veterinarians suggest this should be done yearly in order to maintain proper dental health.

However, this process can be highly dangerous to older canines. The anesthetic used can often be reacted to in a negative way and sometimes even causes death in some animals. Another alternative is using preventive means to maintain healthy teeth in your pet. There are natural toothpastes available for brushing the pets teeth which are highly effective. Also, diet plays a big part in how quickly in heavily the plaque and tartar buildup occurs on the teeth.

Believe it or not, raw chicken is one of the best means of naturally maintaining clean and plaque free teeth in canines. Most people can't stand the thought of feeding their dogs raw chicken. However, one must remember that a dog's stomach is unlike a human stomach. There is absolutely nothing dangerous about dogs eating raw chicken meat and raw bones. And I must make this distinction here that it is absolutely important to understand that cooked chicken bones are quite dangerous to dogs. Once the bones are cooked they become quite brittle and can lodge in a dog's throat causing him or her to choke and even die. Again, never feed your dog cooked bones of any kind.

The Rob owns are very pliable and soft and easily chewed up by the animal. And it is this chewing process that rubs on the teeth and keeps them clean and free of tartar. Therefore, many pet owners who can find an outlet for whole raw chickens simply feed parts of the raw chicken to their dog each day in place of or in addition to their regular dog food. The meat is very good for the dog ensuring the bones up is very good for keeping their teeth clean. This may seem like a highly unorthodox method for cleaning dog teeth, but it's highly effective, is entirely safe, and much cheaper than undergoing the dog teeth scaling at the veterinarian every year.

Cleaning canine teeth is an important obligation of all family pet owners. Our site has more facts about how to clean dog teeth.