I took Wakinyan (the gorgeous dog in the photo) to the holistic vet today and she told me about this great natural way to clean and care for dog’s teeth and gums: give the dog a raw chicken, turkey, or duck neck to chew on. It is very important that the neck be raw because once cooked, the bones soften and break down becoming a choking hazard. It’s actually best if the necks are still slightly frozen since that makes for more of a workout. Once a week is enough to maintain teeth and gums in healthy shape and it’s a good idea to subtract the calories of the neck from the amount of food so as not to overfeed. I’m excited to give it a try and so is Wakinyan.
Photo and post courtesy of Loba and Wakinyan