Dental Health Benefits from Best Elk Antlers
From their favorite chew toy to our favorite pair of shoes, we as owners know the various objects our dogs can put in their mouths. To keep your doggy’s mouth clean, dental hygiene is important to regularly keep up with. Regular dental care will keep your dog feeling better and also keep their breath fresh. It’s important to start a dental care routine with your dog when you first get him so he can get used to having hands in their mouth and having their teeth brushed. In between visits to the vet for a scheduled dental cleaning, regular teeth brushing and chew toys from Best Elk Antlers will help your dog keep their teeth clean by cleaning your dog’s teeth of three major factors:
- Plaque and tartar: Plaque is the formation of a sticky sugar-protein mix on your dog’s teeth which allows bacteria to quickly stick to the surface of each tooth. Although plaque is easy to remove from your dog’s teeth with brushing, once it hardens to tarter, it will no longer be able to be removed. Tossing your pup a whole elk antler will gently remove plaque and tartar from their teeth. Our thick and tough whole elk antlers will be able to withstand the grinding and chewing your dog will do and in the process keep your pup’s teeth clean in between brushings!
- Bad breath: Yuck! There’s nothing worse than bad dog breath! Stinky breath, also known as halitosis is caused by result of a build-up of odor-producing bacteria in your dog’s mouth, lungs, or stomach. If your dog’s bad breath is consistent, it could be the cause of something that is wrong in his gastrointestinal tract, liver, or kidneys. With regular brushing and chewing of our split elk antlers, your dog’s bad breath will be gone, leading to more snuggling time with your best friend. The soft velvet center your dog will reach once he chews it down will give your dog nutrients to help his doggy breath smell fresh!
- Strong teeth: Our elk antlers burrs are made durable and tough to take on even the most aggressive of chewers. Dogs have a natural desire to chew and chewing on an elk antler such as our split or whole ones will satisfy their urge and make their teeth stronger. Giving your dog an elk antler burr as a treat will not only make them happy, it will also make you happy knowing your dog’s teeth are getting stronger as they chew.
Keeping a regular dental schedule with visits to the vet and brushing will improve your dog’s general hygiene greatly. Many pet owners skip over regularly checking on their dog’s dental health and don’t assume an underlying problem could be happening. Without regular dental care and checkups some dogs may have serious dental issues down the line. Keeping up with your dog’s dental hygiene will prolong your dog’s life, as infected gums can spread bacteria through the organs and cause other health issues. Take your dog to the vet if you suspect an underlying problem in your dog’s mouth such as bleeding or swollen gums, or particularly foul smelling breath.