Question:

What makes for ´healthy teeth´ for my pet?

Canned or Dry?

Most all pet foods come in cans (moist) or bags/boxes (dry). If you give only canned/moist foods to your pet, they could develop tooth problems: plaque developing on, and early loss of their teeth. You can either brush their teeth daily, or add dry foods to their diet. I have 7 cats, and feed only the canned food at night; I keep enough dry food down for them all during the day. After seven years for six of the the cats, they (thus far) have not developed tartar plaque. My 'stray' I adopted a few months ago had a bad case of tartar build-up; I had his teeth cleaned and now keep him also on the dry-during-the-day, canned-in-the-evening regimen.

Water, water, water!

You know how thirsty YOU can get at times, this also happens with your pet...and more often. It is important that you keep a bowl of FRESH water down for your pet at all times...both in the house and outside (if your pet is outside over ANY period of time). Cats and dogs can develop kidney problems easier that humans, so be SURE to check the water bowl (a stainless steel mixing bowl is great for indoors; plastic for outdoors.) during the day and first thing in the morning and before retiring.

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