Improve Your Pet’s Oral Health

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Pet’s Oral Health

Dr. Katie Kangas, DVM, CVA, CVCP

Dental disease is the most common medical problem in pets. The high incidence of dental disease is important, but more significant is that your dog or cat’s teeth affect his whole body. And your vet may not be making the connection between oral health and other diseases.

Real Meat Bones

Raw meaty non-weight bearing bones provide an active chewing and gum cleaning advantage. In contrast, cooked bones are more brittle and can splinter when chewed. Dental bones/treats can often be laden with unsavory ingredients, opening avenues for other health concerns.

Pro & Pre Biotics

Research shows pro/pre-biotics applied topically reduce inflammation and bad bacteria that lead to periodontal disease and can improve jaw bone density. Giving a daily oral dose of pro/pre-biotics and rubbing some on the gums is a simple way to provide oral care for your dog and improve dental health.


Recent studies have linked chronic oxidative stress with periodontal disease. There is a wide range of antioxidant-rich foods and supplements that promote oral health that can be added to your pet’s diet including berries and green leafy vegetables.

Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids benefit many aspects of your pet’s health, supporting oral health and periodontal tissues. Additional benefits include support for joint, heart, kidney, and brain health.

Home Plaque Removal

Daily brushing may seem like a daunting task, but regular dental care at home provides enormous health benefits for your dog or cat. This can help to maintain a healthy mouth by keeping teeth clean, reducing plaque buildup, maintaining fresh breath, and preventing gum disease.

This is especially true for small breed dogs, who are even more prone to significant levels of dental disease.

Did you know?
the microbiome in the oral cavity has a huge influence on your pet’s teeth & gums — and thus ultimately on the health of the whole body.

Up to 60% of dental disease is under the gumline, which means you may not see it and anesthetic-free dentals may not be effective.

Paying attention to the health of your pet’s teeth and mouth is a vital component in overall health and wellness for your dog.

Regular oral hygiene or brushing is helpful, but you can also make a tremendous impact by feeding a fresh food diet along with giving key nutrients and supplements that benefit oral health.

Your efforts to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy will ultimately improve quality of life, vitality, and promote longevity.

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