Some Benefits of a Raw Diet include: Improved Teeth, Oral Health and Breath.
Did you know that gum disease in dogs can lead to heart problems? A new study at Purdue University examined the records of almost 60,000 dogs and discovered a correlation between gum disease and heart conditions. "Our data shows a clear statistical link between gum disease and heart disease in dogs" said Larry Glickman, a professor of epidemiology who conducted the study. He further went on to say "the research is important because gum disease occurs in up to 75% of all dogs by middle age".
After only a very short time on a raw diet your dog will have much-improved breath, no tartar and beautifully clean teeth. All without having to visit the veterinary dentist or brush their teeth.
We as human beings need to get over our veterinary induced fear of feeding whole meaty bones to our dogs. Dogs need whole bone-they are designed to use their teeth to gnaw apart whole raw carcasses including meaty bones and organs. It is actually unnatural for them to eat food that's been reduced from its whole unadulterated state into a soppy pile of mush then reformed into colored nuggets. those sharp teeth in your dogs mouth are there for slicing, tearing and crunching through whole foods not for gumming up ground pulp which then sticks to their teeth. Over time a regular diet of ground food can cause plaque and tartar to build up on their teeth and this can cause gum disease which can lead to a myriad of health problems. Gums that are weak, inflamed and unhealthy can't support the teeth properly and dogs that are fed ground foods for a long time may risk tooth loss.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease are also an indication of a chronic presence of an increased amount of unhealthy bacteria in the mouth. That bacteria which is regularly swallowed in turn affects the entire system. Over time this can be a major contributing factor in many serious systemic diseases.
to be continued . . . . . .
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