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How do I clean my dog’s teeth?

How do I clean my dog’s teeth?


People often think that kibble (dry biscuits) help clean our dog’s teeth, however, this is quite the contrary! It’s essentially the equivalent of us humans eating cookies and thinking that they will clean our teeth, as we all know, they don’t! Dental disease is one of the main leading illness’s in dogs today so when you smell bad breath, this is not normal! A dogs breath should not be smelly.

So why Bones?

When a dog chews raw meaty bones, the tissue and sinew (tough fibrous tissue) aid in removing plaque off the teeth and between the teeth. When they chew, it also provides a gum massage that increases blood circulation to the gums. Not only that, raw meaty bones contain essential protein, fats and calcium.

Bones are a great natural product as they have not been processed, filled with chemicals, preservatives, and coloured with dye to look like the colours of the rainbow!

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Raw & Fresh Team.

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2 thoughts on “How do I clean my dog’s teeth?

  1. Hi folks, my bull terrier pup is 10 months old with a history of gobbling his food, not chewing & choking. He was rushed to the vet with an biscuit lodged in his throat obstructing his airway & also choked on a chicken wing. So I’m extremely cautious in what I feed him. He’s slowed down a bit using a special bowl but I make sure all food & biscuits are tiny. However, his back teeth are yellowing & I recently tried a raw meaty bone & watched him eat. He still managed to get meat caught in his throat & was distressed & coughing for a while before it settled. Any advice on what else I can try or how to clean his teeth?
    Kind thanks, Sandra

    1. Hi Sandra

      Thanks for writing to us!

      In relation to his eating, your on track with the food bowl to slow him down, also you can try hand feeding him so he doesn’t choke.

      In relation to bones, try a large marrow bone. Here at Raw & Fresh we slice them down the middle so the marrow is exposed so they don’t bite to hard to extract it. Some of the bones are greater then a kilogram so due to the size, it would be impossible for him to fit that down and choke on it. He would then have to use his back teeth which will aid in cleaning. Once he has had a fair chew, you can remove it from him if your worried he might still choke on it.

      For any other questions please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]

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