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Dry Food As a Way to Clean Teeth is a Myth

When a dog or cat eats kibble they either swallow it whole or, when they manage to bite down on a kibble or two, it will shatter. Kibble does not scrape down onto the lower parts of the teeth or near the gums, which is where dental problems start. In fact, kibble can contribute to dental problems when small bits lodge between the teeth and promote bacterial growth. Just as with humans, food debris that contains carbohydrates gets broken down into sugar, which dental bacteria feed upon. Home dental care including brushing the teeth and dental sprays will help keep your pet’s teeth healthy between full cleanings by your veterinarian.

Raw Bones on the other hand DO help clean and keep teethe healthy. Another favorite of mine is Green Tripe which not only acts as a form of dental floss; it has the added benefit of digestive enzymes.

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