How to stop my dog’s bad breath, commonly known as Dog Breath!
Your dog is sitting next to you. Gazing lovingly into your eyes. Then opens his or her mounth and you are left not so inlove. Sound familiar? Firstly, looking after your dog’s teeth is as important as looking after our own.
People were trained to brush their teeth
The toothbrush was not invented until 1938. However, early forms of the toothbrush have been in existence since 3000 BC. Ancient civilizations used a “chew stick,” which was a thin twig with a frayed end. These ‘chew sticks’ were rubbed against the teeth.
The bristle toothbrush, similar to the type used today, was not invented until 1498 in China. It seem like the bristles were probably the stiff, coarse hairs taken from the back of a hog’s neck and attached to handles made of bone or bamboo.
Boar bristles were used until 1938, when nylon bristles were introduced by Dupont de Nemours. The first nylon toothbrush was called Doctor West’s Miracle Toothbrush. Later, Americans were similarly influenced by the disciplined hygiene habits of soldiers from World War II. As a result they became increasingly concerned with the practice of good oral hygiene and quickly adopted the nylon toothbrush.
Because of learned behaviour people brush teeth systematically, every day, a trained habit invented by a sales man who was selling toothpaste.
Puppies and children chew as teeth come through
It is said that puppies are too young to get dog breath, but have you considered the fact that their desire to chew helps clean their teeth?
How can I help prevent canine dental disease?
I recommend building in an Antler treat to your dog’s routine can seriously help remove plaque. There has been a 23% increase in dental disease, particularly in older dogs, most noteworthy dogs over the age of 12 years old .
Dog Breath is natural in some dogs. We’re sure once or twice you have asked “Did my dog just eat something disgusting and smelly”? Horse poo will do it every time. Labradors are well known for this one!
Or “Are his / her gums looking red or inflamed?”, in which case a costly trip to the vet could be in order.
What can I do to prevent tooth troubles?
Keeping the mouth healthy with chewing action is what dogs were designed to do. This stimulates healthy saliva to help keep those canines sparkly.
As dog owners, we are becoming more discerning in what we choose to feed our pets. Do you know all the ingredients in those “get teeth clean quick” dog treats? Like you do in your food? Probably not! In an effort to lead a healthier lifestyle we should apply the same scrutiny to our dog treats as we do to our own eating habits.
Vets recommend their clients to us. Staglers are known to help remove plaque. Staglers have no hidden calories! People often stick to what they know and once tried, our Staglers fans are quick to recommend the benefits. Thanks to our canine firends.
At Staglers we believe the food we give our pets should fall into “Keeping it Natural”
Cons of other Dog Treats
High, unhealthy fat content results in high calorie content, not good for sedentary dogs, oh and it leads to bad breath.
Plastic chews can lead to a plastic smell , nasty.
Chemicals and colours in treats leave a residue, therefore negating the benefits of any expensive healthy feed.
Stop feeding dogs from the table! Let’s not forget the human processed food you, or family members, may be guilty of sneaking under the table are not designed for dogs. It is processed and often contains palm oil
Rawhide does get stuck.
On the market there are so many products to choose from. The ingredients are the first clue. Some of the ingredients in dog chews are awful. When was the last time you picked up and read a box of treats? Did you read the calories per chew as well?
Pros of Deer Antler Dog Treats
Deer antler dog chews are as close to nature’s intentions as you can get! We love the fact that they are great for dog’s teeth, their health and well being. I know clean eating is the way forward because:
- There are no additives or preservatives.
- No bleach us used, they are in their natural state.
- Nothing is added, nor taken away from the naturally dropped antler.
- They are not stuffed with anything, simply the clean rich marrow full of minerals, as nature intended.
- No heat, acids, enzymes or bleach has been used in the process of getting the chews from deer to dog.
- We buy from a Spanish supplier who fulfilled our requirements and we are safe in the knowledge that regulations and hygiene during the production and shipping mean the Antler we supply as dog treats is of the highest quality.
- Growth hormones, steroids or antibiotics is not used in the antler.
- We only stock Grade A dark antler, (not the thin white antler which does not last for the reason that they are soft and splinter easily) because it is strong and lasts.
- Stainless and odour free, resulting in no mess left and no smell in your dog’s mouth.
“Thank you so much for introducing me to Staglers. My dog had bad breath and a dull coat. Since giving deer antler to her for supervised sessions I can see the improvement and, as a result, the bad breath is a thing of the past. My vet is very happy with the hygiene in her mouth” Annie
I recommend you contact me if you have any further questions about Deer Antler Dog Chews. i am here to help you ‘chews’ the right size treat for your dog.