A RAW Diet for Pet Dental Health

February is Pet Dental Health month.  So, what can you do to help your dog get shiny teeth and healthy gums without having to put your dog under anesthesia? What if there was an easier way to improve your pet’s immediate and long term oral health that is safe, natural, and effective?

Sara Forsberg · February 16, 2021

A RAW Diet for Pet Dental Health

February is Pet Dental Health month.  So, what can you do to help your dog get shiny teeth and healthy gums without having to put your dog under anesthesia? What if there was an easier way to improve your pet’s immediate and long term oral health that is safe, natural, and effective?

Raw Diet Dental Benefits

Feeding your pet a raw diet is the most effective way to ensure your pet doesn’t have dental issues, and it can even reverse some existing damage due to a kibble fed diet. Feeding a raw dog food diet can be part of the solution against a variety of dental diseases which kibble may exacerbate. The straightforward reason is that a balanced raw dog food is made to be a diet that dogs are naturally evolved to eat. Unlike a BARF World® diet, kibble contains unnaturally high levels of carbohydrates and sugars, which includes ingredients not natural to what wild dogs and wolves eat.  The result; bacteria forms which causes tooth decay and gum disease. By giving your dog a raw diet aids in the potential to reduce the number of bacteria in your pets’ mouth, keeping plaque levels low, and freshens breath. Raw diets help prevent tartar build up because raw diets do not stick to the teeth, unlike diets that are high in starchy carbohydrates. Raw diets  are a natural dental abrasive that effectively act as a toothbrush when your pet is eating. BARF World customers often comment that one of the best bonuses of our BARF diet is their beloved companion has MUCH fresher breath.  

Raw Meaty Bones for Dental Health

The best way to prevent dental disease in your dog is by providing him/her with the best raw pet food diet, in addition to raw meaty bones. When your pet is chewing away on a raw meaty  bone, they have to chew through some meat and cartilage and then start on the bone which helps scrape off any plaque build up. Raw meaty bones keep wild dogs and wolves teeth in optimal shape, and they can do the same for our beloved four legged companions.

By feeding dogs the diet they were designed to eat, a raw diet that isn’t full of carbohydrates and also in addition meaty bones; is enough to prevent and even possibly treat tooth and gum problems in your four legged furry companion and  to ensure their long term mouth health!

Raw Food Tip:

One of the tips we recommend to our customers is setting your dog’s food out to thaw or just sitting it on the counter and letting them salivate for a few minutes before feeding. Saliva promotes dental health by bathing the teeth which can help protect tooth enamel and can reduce gum disease.

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Sara Forsberg

Sara Forsberg

Sara has been part of the BARF team since 2019. She is responsible for some admin duties, helping keep the office running smoothly and support for Rob Jr. and the rest of the team. She has been passionate about animals since a small child growing up with a Siberian Husky and 3 cats, and as an adult having a Labrador Retriever that suffered from a lot of allergy problems. She now has a rescue orphaned kitten, Poppy, and a new addition in another Lab named Jax. She has 7 children that keep her busy in most of her spare time; but enjoys anything on or near the water, spending time with friends and family, music, reading and cooking.

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What is BARF?

"BARF®" is our acronym that means Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is a complete and carefully balanced blend of raw meat, fruits, vegetables and bone. Our formula mimics what nature has designed our pet's to thrive on in the wild. The result is a pet free of allergies, digestive problems, and full of life!

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