Training & Behaviour

Dental Health

Oral hygiene and your dog’s health

Nutrition, and more importantly, the different types of nutritional products that you buy for your dog can have a huge impact on their dental health. But which nutritional products are engineered to enhance and maintain their dental health?

While all dogs are prone to potential dental problems, Mini breed dogs are particularly susceptible to this issue. Regardless of which breed of dog you own, paying close attention to their oral hygiene is of great importance. After a little practice, every dog owner will become adept at how to clean their dog’s mouth using a dog toothbrush. Making sure that a regular dog teeth cleaning session is a part of your dog’s regimen. However, beyond making sure that your dog’s teeth remain clean, there are some other ways that you can help your pet achieve great oral hygiene.

Choosing the right kibbles

According to size: Kibble design can make a real difference. You may think that different shapes and sizes of kibbles are purely cosmetic, but in fact, they are the result of very careful consideration.

According to breed: Young dogs require small kibbles with softer texture, so that it is easy for them to chew the food and rehydrate it to facilitate weaning. Adult dogs, on the other hand, need kibbles that take their larger mouth size into account. The exact shape and texture of kibbles for these adult dogs is also designed to encourage crunching.

Reducing tartar: Finally, calcium chelation agents are incorporated into good quality kibbles like Royal Canin puppy food and Royal Canin dog food; these calcium chelation agents help bind to free calcium in the saliva, thereby reducing the formation of tartar on the surface of the teeth.

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