Keeping Pet Teeth Healthy Keeps the Whole Body Healthy

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A recent study from explains how healthy teeth equals a healthy pet. Naturecast Pets looks into this theory deeper.

Leaving the dental bacteria untreated can cause problems to the immune system

A recent study from posted November 12, 2012 showed that the health of a pet’s oral hygiene is significantly important to their utmost well being and all over health. They state that a good dental regiment can protect your pet’s teeth as well as other body parts.

Bad breath is the first sign that dental bacteria has started and being left untreated can cause a significant amount of problems including bleeding and swollen gums, as well as tooth decay. Leaving the dental bacteria untreated can cause problems to the immune system, causing them to have problems with their lungs, heart and kidneys. These problems occur in over 80% of older pets over the age of three.

Our editorial team revisited this study to find that many pet owners wait until they see signs that oral problems arise before actually treating their pets and protecting the longevity of a healthy life as well as healthy teeth. Taking pets for frequent teeth cleanings help prevent any such damage and distress from happening.

There are also other ways to help keep pets protected from any periodontal disease. A pet owner can feed pets a healthy diet and clean their teeth at home by brushing their teeth on a regular basis. It’s understandable that this doesn’t happen overnight as many animals need time to get used to the fact of brushing their teeth with a toothbrush or gauze wrapped around a finger.

In time, enough practice will help the animal get used to the idea and they will be more willing to allow their owner to take care of their teeth. It’s acceptable to also go to a veterinary dentist to have annual dental checkups as humans do. Some pet insurance companies cover the cost or oral hygiene and annual dental checkups.

In any case, keeping a pet’s mouth clean and protected will make them happy and keep them healthy. It’s a painful feeling when anyone has a toothache; animals feel that same pain when their oral health is declining.

Naturecast’s Pet Products offers a solution for pets in pain with the Rejoinenator, a natural joint pain supplement with dog and cat formulas. To learn more about Naturecast Pet Products and the Rejointenator, go to

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