Why is dental hygiene so important for pets?
There's nothing better than snuggling up with our pets, whether they’re a 30kg Labrador or a 3kg cat, spending time with our pets is beneficial for our overall health and wellbeing, it’s no surprise more than half the UK share their home with a pet! However, if their breath has got you reaching for a nose peg you may be wanting to spend less time with Fido or start to avoid cuddles with Fluffy. If you’ve been searching for the easiest way to beat the pong, then you’re in the right place! In this blog, we’ll be looking at our 100% Natural Premium Plaque Control and exploring all the benefits this product has to offer for our four-legged friends.
Dental hygiene is extremely important for our four-legged friends, not only to prevent tooth loss, dental pain and bad breath but also to help prevent organ damage. The same bacteria that causes plaque can enter the bloodstream and travel through vital organs like the heart, liver and kidneys. So even if your pet has great pearly whites, adding Plaque Pro to their daily routine can still be a great step in securing a healthy future for them.
SEAWEED - Seaweed is a popular ‘healthy snack ’for humans, and some pups may love to have a chomp on a few stalks at the beach, but it may not quite be the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to fresh breath and clean teeth.
Seaweed is great for dental hygiene for one big reason – an enzyme known as Bacillus licheniformis! This special enzyme works to protect against tooth decay by stripping bacteria away from plaque. This in turn reduces the chance of gum disease, tooth decay, and a range of other dental health issues.
FRAGARIA - Fragaria vesca may not sound overly familiar, but you may recognise it under its common name, wild strawberry, or woodland strawberry. This natural plant is beneficial In helping to remove plaque and tartar build-up on your pet's teeth.
PEPPERMINT - Peppermint is known for its cooling and numbing elements which can effectively soothe tooth and muscle aches. It has also been found that peppermint oil is exceptionally powerful for fighting oral pathogens and like Fragaria and seaweed, can kill common bacteria within the mouth reducing the chance of dental disease.
PARSLEY - Parsley contains monoterpenes, a compound that contributes to the smell and flavour of plants. The fragrant substance quickly evaporates into the bloodstream where it travels through the body and into the lungs, releasing a pleasant smell through your pets' breath. The herb is also rich in calcium and fluorine which help to remineralise and strengthen tooth enamel.
Preventative health care like the Plaque Pro is the easiest way to avoid costly vet bills and reduce the need for expensive dental procedures. Our special formula comes in an easy to dose powder, great for fussy pets that may dislike tablets or capsules. The powder can easily be added to meals, treats or enrichment toys saving the need for extensive teeth brushing that some pets may find distressing.