A lot of animals have terrible mouth hygiene....... but why?
Animals move, hunt, and then rest. They are designed to work for their food. They go on a walk or "hunt" before they are fed.
This is something that I have always implemented with my dogs, they must earn their food.
If the body is not moving, it is not cleansing nor utilising the food's energy.
When we constantly feed our animals we are over-feeding a system that is not moving enough. This leads to an overabundance of food which sits there unused and begins to ferment. Hence the build-up we see on our animal’s teeth and the unpleasant odour omitting from their mouth.
In animals that have a good diet and "hunt and move" for their food the body is utilising everything it needs. This limits; if any; the amount of leftover food residue, there is no build-up, no gunk and no smell.
In conjunction with a good diet and exercise, there are many homeopathic remedies that can help support your animal’s dental conditions; such as teething, dental decay, plaque and tartar buildup.
Chamomilla - a calming remedy for those animals teething (3-6 months old for cats and dogs). The animal is going to be very restless and irritable. They will appear to want to be consoled but will then resist being petting. These animals will want to be carried!
Calc carb - this is one of many remedies for dental decay. Animals that need this remedy will have an offensive odour coming from the mouth.
Calc renalis & Fragaria - these remedies over a period of time will help to soften and reduce tartar build-up.
If you would like to discuss your animal’s dental hygiene please drop us a line!