Five Ways Raw Food Supports your Pet's Dental Health

Five Ways Raw Food Supports your Pet's Dental Health

Dental health is one of the most underconsidered aspect of a domesticated animal's care. Be honest, do you brush your dog or cat's teeth every day? Some animal experts claim you should!

Us, we reckon whatever you have to say about doggy toothpaste and a canine toothbrush, diet is a big factor. What your pet eats and how they eat it makes a difference on their teeth health. Lets get into it.  

One. Natural Brushing Action. 

Raw pet food, especially kinds like ours which are a blend of muscle meat, bones and vegetation, provide a natural brushing effect to remove plaque and tartar from your pet's teeth. As they chew, chunkier bits of food will scrape against their teeth, sloughing off nasties that have been sticking around for hours, days or even weeks. This can reduce bad breath and the risk of developing more severe dental diseases.

Two. Healthy gums. 
Gums are the homes where their teeth live, which is why its just as important to maintain them. Raw pet food with the essential nutrients, enzymes and proteins support healthy gums, reducing inflammation, encouraging healing from irritation and keeping infections at bay. 

Three. Strengthens teeth.

That's right, food doesn't just brush teeth but strengthens them, especially with the inclusion of high-quality proteins, calcium and phosphorus which are vital for your pet's bones and teeth. Stronger teeth means less breakage, less rotting and less injury. 


Four. A Stronger Jaw.

Just like healthy gums, a strong jaw is necessary because it is home to your pet's vitally important teeth. And now, we're cheating here a little bit: the bones in our pet meals are broken down pretty well to eliminate risk of injury, but we're big proponents of supervised raw bone snacks. Your pet's jaw gets great exercise chewing on meaty bones, promoting better bite force and dental alignment, which can contribute to improved oral health and longevity of your pet's teeth.

Five. Reduce the Risk of Developing Dental Issues.

By feeding your pet raw food, you can reduce the risk of common dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. The natural, species-appropriate diet of raw pet food without nasty fillers, preservatives, sugars or sodium supports overall dental health, preventing costly and painful dental problems in the long run. 

 So, save yourself money and your pet pain by protecting their teeth. Brushing or not, protect your pet's teeth with raw pet food such as our pet meals.