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Selecting highly digestible chews for your dog

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Proper digestion is an important aspect of your dog’s health. Poor digestion can result in vomiting, diarrhea, recurrent gas, and even intestinal blockage. Therefore, it is essential to provide your dog with a well-balanced diet and chews that are highly digestible.

Many commercial brands of dog foods contain high amounts of protein derived from grain, soy, and corn. While these ingredients are not necessarily harmful to dogs, excessive amounts can result in poor nutrition. Some dogs have also been known to develop food allergies to certain types of grains such as wheat and barley.

Since dogs have a much shorter digestive tract than herbivores and omnivores, their stomachs are designed to primarily digest meat.  Therefore, diets that are high in grain, soy, and corn could upset your dog’s stomach if given on a regular basis.

Natural Himalayan Dog Chews are grain, gluten, and soy-free and do not pose a threat to your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. Other chews on the market, such as rawhides and pigs ears, have been known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, pancreatitis, and intestinal blockages. This is primarily due to a higher fat content and excessive amounts of grease. 

Likewise, plastic chews have a tendency to become a choking hazard, as they can easily break off into smaller pieces and become lodged in your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. If small enough, these pieces can sometimes pass through your dog’s stool; however, larger pieces can become stuck and remain undigested in your dog’s intestines. At this point, exploratory surgery is often necessary in order to remove any remaining bits of plastic.  

In addition to regularly monitoring your dog’s eating habits, providing your dog with a well-balanced diet and highly digestible chews, such as Nourish Natural Himalayan Dog Chews, can ensure proper digestion and reduce the risk of stomach irritation and intestinal blockage.

How long-lasting chews can help with your dogs oral hygiene

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Dogs Oral hygiene is an important aspect of their health. Certain diets and a lack of chewing can result in poor hygiene and lead to plaque, tartar buildup, tooth abscesses, and periodontal disease. Symptoms of these include bad breath, red gums, loose teeth, and difficulty eating. Millions of dogs suffer each year from dental disease; however, the majority of pets remain untreated. Therefore, it is essential for owners to have their dog’s teeth regularly checked by a veterinarian. In addition to this, daily brushing and long-lasting chews can also help maintain your dogs oral health.

Certain dog foods and infrequent amounts of chewing can result in plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque occurs when food sticks to your dog’s teeth and remains there for several days. As the plaque continues to harden, it then turns into tartar, which can irritate the gum line and lead to periodontal disease. In order to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, it is important to provide your dog with frequent long-lasting chews. Products such as Natural Himalayan Dog Chews can serve as a natural tooth brush for your dog as they can remove plaque from your dog’s teeth before it has the chance to harden.

 daily brushing and long-lasting chews can also help maintain your dog’s oral health

Daily brushing and long-lasting chews can help maintain your dog’s oral health.

Tartar buildup can cause periodontal disease, which includes gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (an infectious gum disease that can result in bone loss around the teeth). Periodontitis, the advanced stage of periodontal disease, is painful and occurs when gingivitis is left untreated. In addition to bone loss, periodontitis can also affect major organs such as the heart, kidneys, and liver due to the bacteria from your dog’s mouth infiltrating the blood stream. 

Prevention is the first step in fighting against dental disease in dogs. Giving your dog long-lasting chews, such as Natural Himalayan Dog Chews, is one way you can help improve your dog’s oral health.