Did you know that dental disease is the number one problem affecting our furry friends? With 12.5% of dogs suffering from the often severely painful condition every year. Luckily it's easy to prevent ourselves, simply by brushing those teethies daily and rewarding with a healthy dog dental treat. This #dentalmonth you can give our Gnashers Dental Bones a try with 20% off, no code required.
1 in 8 dogs suffer from dental disease
Otherwise known as periodontal disease, the condition is caused when food debris and bacteria isn't brushed away. Over time this builds up, forming a hard substance called tartar, which can't be removed from brushing alone.
As tartar extends into the gums it can cause irritation and inflammation, or gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Other symptoms include bleeding gums, brown or yellow teeth, halitosis, excessive drooling, loss of appetite, self-isolation, and missing teeth.
getting to the root of the issue
If you manage to catch gingivitis in its early stages, your vet may call your pooch in for a professional teeth clean. This not only costs a rather eye-watering £250 to £400, but requires your pooch to go under general anaesthetic, of which sadly 1% of pooch's pass away during.
If not identified, not only can dental disease be extremely painful and reduce our pooch's quality of life, but it can even reduce their lifespan, as its impact can extend well beyond just the mouth. For example if bacteria manages to mine its way into your pooch's blood steam, it can infect major organs causing heart, liver and kidney issues.
two easy ways to prevent it (yourself!)
The good news is that dental disease is one of the easiest conditions to prevent ourselves. All you need to do is spend 1-2 minutes a day brushing your dogs teeth, rewarding their co-operation with a healthy dog dental treat, like our award-winning Gnashers Dental Bones.
Don't forget to use a pet-specific toothbrush and toothpaste, or check out our dog teeth cleaning guide for more tips.
try our dog dental treats with 20% off
Our Gnashers Dog Dental Bones, rated 4.9 out of 5 on Feefo, pack a punch when it comes to combatting plaque. Carefully formulated with an active ingredient clinically proven to reduce plaque by up to 80%, crunchy texture to help rub it off, and peppermint oil to freshen up those wet kisses. We also use a naturally plant-powered recipe, which again helps with stinky breath, and also means each bone only contains 8 calories each! Jealous yet?
Who are they for? Any pups 8 wks+
Do they contain grain? Nope, these are a naturally grain free dog treat.
How big are they? Each bone is roughly 9cm long
Are they easy on tums? Yes! We add the prebiotic slippery elm and stick to easily-digestible plant-based goodness in this recipe
What do others say? Our dental bones are scored 70% by All About Dog Food and rated 4.9 out of 5 on Reviews.IO (tooting our own horn, we know).
You might be interested in reading:
- Dog Teeth: Your ultimutt guide
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- Is Peppermint Oil Safe For Dogs?