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Dental Health

We want our pets to be as healthy as they can possibly be, but one area of their health that is often neglected are their teeth and gums. Healthy teeth and gums are essential to having a healthy, happy pet. Daily care of your pet’s teeth is encouraged, but even giving this area of their body special attention a few times per week will help your pet’s overall health to improve and keep a healthy mouth and smile. Here are some natural ways to achieve this…

Natural Choices For Your Pets Dental Health and Why:

Baking Soda- mildly abrasive and cleansing
Ceylon Cinnamon- anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, aids in digestion
Coconut Oil- fights tooth decay, hardens enamel, fights infection
Oregon Grape- antibiotic, anti-inflammatory
Myrrh- antibiotic, anti-inflammatory
Golden Seal- anti-inflammatory, antiseptic

Ways to Keep Tartar and Plaque Away from Your Pet’s Teeth and Gums: 

A. Soak a cotton swab in Oregon Grape, Myrrh, or Golden Seal…
and gently apply to your pet’s teeth. This will stop the growth of bacteria that causes tartar and plaque build up. It will also encourage new tissue growth for the gums.

B. Gently Brush Your Pet’s Teeth
Some Possible Ingredients and Combinations to Use for Effective Brushing:
1. Baking Soda
2. Baking Soda and Cinnamon
3. Baking Soda and Coconut Oil
4. Coconut Oil
**Minimal amounts are needed.

C. Food Choices for Healthy Teeth:

Apples                                                   Carrots                                           Celery
Citrus                                                    Melons                                            Berries
Cinnamon (sprinkled on food)         Cheese (esp. cheddar)                  Cilantro
Mint                                                       Peppermint                                    Spearmint