Hello pet lovers,
Since the introduction of heavily processed pet foods we’ve seen an unfortunate decline in the time-honoured tradition of feeding raw bones. And this decline has been matched by a marked increase in the incidence of pet dental disease and the flourishing of the veterinary dentistry industry.
To give you an idea of the scale of the problem – 80% of dogs and cats over three years old exhibit some degree of dental disease!
What really cleans dogs and cats’ teeth and gums, maximising dental health, is the chewing motion and salivary secretions when they eat fresh meat and bones. Dogs saliva contains antibacterial qualities and can help suppress periodontal disease from bacterial infections on gums.
Although I recommend just feeding a balanced fresh meat and raw bones diet to my veterinary clients, co-feeding some balanced fresh meat and bones with good quality dry food is better than feeding no meat at all.
Adapted from Dr Bruce, Vets All Natural