We all love our furry friends, and we want them to be healthy and happy. But did you know that dental disease is one of the most common health problems in dogs? According to a recent survey carried out by OnePoll, 1 in 5 dog owners admit to never brushing their dogs’ teeth. This is concerning because regular teeth cleaning is vital in preventing dental disease.
That’s why we have teamed up with Admiral Pet Insurance and Burns Pet Nutrition to launch the Squeak Up campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of dental health for dogs and encourage pet owners to take action to protect their furry friends’ teeth.
The campaign marks the end of Pet Dental Health Month in February, and it’s supported by a whole bunch of dog toys who are looking to take a stand against bad dog breath.
“Our squeaky toys have had enough of being ignored and not taken care of,” said Quackers the Duck, one of the toys supporting the campaign. “We want all dogs to have healthy teeth and gums, and we’re squeaking up to make sure pet owners know how important dental health is.”
The Squeak Up campaign is supported by our partners Admiral Pet Insurance and Burns Pet Nutrition.
Admiral’s policies include dental coverage for accidents and injuries, so if your pet gets into a scuffle with a sharp object or suffers a jaw-breaking car crash, they will take care of the vet fees. With a Lifetime Platinum policy, even gum disease treatments are covered up to £2,000.
Burns Pet Nutrition offers a range of natural pet food, including dental care products, to help keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy.
According to the Royal Veterinary College, London, one in every 8 dogs suffers from dental disease every year. It’s important to take action to prevent dental disease. Here are three top tips to ensure you’re taking care of your dog’s pearly whites.
Brush their teeth regularly: Regular brushing of your dog’s teeth can help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can cause bad breath. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste designed for dogs.
Feed a balanced diet: A balanced and nutritious diet can help maintain good dental health. Avoid giving your dog table scraps, sugary or high-carbohydrate treats, and stick to specially formulated dental diets. A diet using simple, wholesome natural foods, that is high in complex carbohydrates (typically whole grains), which will minimise the amount of pollution in the system. You should avoid additives (other than essential vitamins and minerals) and look for a diet low in fat and protein, both of which produce more waste than complex carbohydrate.
Schedule regular check-ups: Regular dental check-ups with your vet can help identify any dental problems early and prevent them from getting worse. Your vet may also recommend a professional dental cleaning to help remove plaque and tartar buildup.
With the Squeak Up campaign, we are hoping to raise awareness and encourage pet owners to take action to protect their furry friends’ teeth.
“Prevention is always better than cure, and taking steps to prevent dental disease is the best way to keep your dog healthy,” said Porky the Squeaky Pig, another toy supporting the campaign. “Join us and Squeak Up to protect your furry friend’s teeth!”
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