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Wet Food and Your Dog's Teeth: What You Need to Know

Regular dental cleanings and checkups are an important part of your dog’s well-being. In addition to dog teeth cleaning and vet exams, diet also has an impact on dental heath. Wet food has a reputation for being worse for your dog’s oral health than dry food, but is that really true? Before you make any changes to your dog’s diet, check with your pet clinic in San Jose to make sure you’re making the healthiest choice possible for your pup. Here is what you need to know about the wet food/dry food debate.

Dry food is often said to be better for dog’s teeth because of the crunch. The idea is that chomping on dry kibble will help to remove plaque from your dog’s teeth in a way that wet food can’t, reducing the risk of gum disease. However, some dry food is higher in carbohydrates than wet food, which some vets believe counteracts its benefits. Depending on your dog’s specific health needs, teeth cleaning and dental checkups can be more important to your dog’s oral health than the food you choose to feed him or her.

Categories: Dental Health, Dogs

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