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raw marrow bones for dogs

Are raw marrow bones ok for dogs? At Animal Dental Care and Oral Surgery, this is a question we hear a lot. Certain pet food companies have done a good job bombarding us with the notion that dogs are still basically wolves.

dog plaque

Oral home care is an integral part of maintaining your pet’s oral health in addition to annual dental cleanings. Dog plaque and tartar (calculus) accumulate on the surface of the teeth and contribute to periodontal disease.

cat dry mouth - tabby cat lying on back with blue eyes

Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a medical condition caused by decreased production of saliva. Numerous salivary glands contribute to salivary flow, which functions to cleanse the teeth, provide moisture to the oral cavity, lubricate food for swallowing, and helps maintain a normal pH balance in the mouth. 

taking care of dog after jaw surgery - austrailian shepherd with ball in his mouth

Jaw fractures can occur in a split second and are always traumatic for both the pet and the pet owner. Most commonly, jaw fractures occur due to trauma or result from periodontal disease.

Why is Good Oral Health Important for Your Pet?


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