Brushing a dog’s teeth is the most effective method of keeping teeth and gums healthy. Brushing teeth will help control plaque build up, which needs to be removed from a dog’s teeth before it mineralizes into tartar.
It’s best to introduce a dental hygiene regimen slowly, ensuring a comfortable and happy experience for all. For more information, refer to our How to Brush a Dog’s Teeth page.
For dogs, chewing helps to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Safe chews and toys can keep plaque from building up on the teeth and prevent bad breath.
Many treats are available that aid in dental health. Some include ingredients to promote digestion and fight plaque, but things as simple as treat size and shape can help promote healthy teeth and gums.
For more information on chews and treats, visit one of our store locations and talk to one of our staff members or pick up a copy of our brochure, "Chewing Basics". Our Dogs Need to Chew page has helpful tips on finding the best chew for your dog. To ensure safety, always supervise a dog when giving them new toys or treats.
Intended to promote proper digestion and fight plaque and tartar, there are a number of supplements that help to keep teeth clean. Made with ingredients such as seaweed and cheese enzymes, dental supplements are available in a handful of forms including powders and liquids. Visit a Mud Bay near you to learn more about dental health solutions through supplements with our brochure, "A Short Guide to Digestive Supplements", or simply ask one of our knowledgeable staff members for more information.
Regular professional care and dental check-ups from veterinarians are essential to maintaining the health and happiness of dogs.