Did you know that dry food isn’t required to keep your pet’s teeth clean? In fact, it can actually promote tooth decay and plaque! That’s because dry food is mostly carbohydrates (starches). Unlike us, cats and dogs are carnivores and do not produce the enzyme needed to break down starches—which is why we recommend a digestive enzyme supplement when feeding dry food.

Regardless of what you’re feeding, you can help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy by incorporating these supplements and treats, sold at Thomas’ Tails, into their diet:

  • Raw Marrow Bones contain live enzymes. As your pet chews, these live enzymes help aid in breaking apart and killing bacteria found in their gums. We carry a few brands and sizes to choose from.
  • Dental Supplements such as ProDen PlaqueOff Powder for dogs and cats has a clinically proven positive effect. If used as directed, it helps reduce and control plaque, tartar, and freshen breath.
  • Dental Treats like Ma & Paw’s Dental Chews feature ridges to reduce plaque and tartar as well as peppermint oil to freshen breath.

Remember that good oral health is important to overall well being!