What's the largest component to dog teeth tarter? Carbohydrates. Even dogs fed a raw diet could have tarter or plaque. Did you know the same thing that creates tarter also damages the rest of the body? Here's how.
Welcome to Dog Talk Tuesday. Today Sandra King from Dog Nutrition Naturally and I are talking about the biggest creator of tarter and plaque on our dogs teeth. This component just happens to be the largest contributing factor to dog health problems as well.
That means an abundance of tarter may indicate a problem with digestion and assimilation (being able to use their food to create new healthy cells and promote energy as well.)
Interesting how the same thing that creates bacterial overload in your dog's mouth is the same darn thing that creates health problems in the rest of his body. If you haven't been with us long or you need a refresher, it's all about carbohydrates causing inflammation. Not just once in awhile but Chronic Inflammation from getting carbs on a regular basis.
If you still worry about your dog getting enough nutrients I'm going to share my top recommendations soon. In the meantime think, pre-biotics, pro-biotics, enzymes, superfoods and immune boosters. Yes, I'm crazy about my dog so I'm always learning and sharing what I do. It's called preach what I practice (;
You noticed Sandra brought up tripe in the video? Tripe really should be a part of your dog's diet. Not that white stuff at the grocery store but the real thing. It's called green tripe since it still has all the goodies in it. Here's a few pictures of the Lulu's tripe inside and out since I prefer pieces instead of ground meats, organs or offal. You can also read more about it at my page on Tripe including how to incorporate it slowly and how often you can serve it.
A note about the tripe I feed Lulu. One reason I prefer bigger pieces is it allows her to chew and she looks so happy when she does. She also adores chicken pieces with bone in. They take longer to eat and contribute to cleaner dog teeth at the same time.
If you've ever tried to cut raw tripe with a knife, you'll know just how chewy it is. This morning I took a piece out to add to her breakfast. Somehow I got a BIG one. Not willing to wrestle with it to make it smaller, I declared it a tripe breakfast day and tossed her herbal supplements on top and served. So easy.