Does your pooch suffer from doggy bad breath?

Pet Tips FI

We, as human beings, take care of our teeth with daily brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist. But what about the care of our pet’s teeth and gums? This is just as important as ours but something that easily gets overlooked resulting in costly trips to the vets for teeth cleaning. Remember, not only very costly but potentially high risk because it normally involves a general anaesthetic.

The most common cause of bad breath in our pets is a build-up of plaque on their teeth.

We here at Oscar Pet Foods have a number of solutions that only take a few minutes each day and done regularly could save the costly trips to the vets and your animals will love you for it.

How about liver flavoured toothpaste? Yum yum! If used regularly this offers protection from plaque build-up and fights against bad breath. This can be bought along with a special doggy toothbrush. Remember never use human toothpaste.

It’s really much better to start cleaning the dog’s teeth from a puppy onwards, so they get used to it and it becomes part of their daily routine.

Tooth gel is another great product, spread thinly around the dog’s teeth and gums, they lick at it so it gets to those more difficult to reach places in the mouth.

Another great way to stop build up on teeth is to encourage your pet to chew, not the furniture but healthy treats. Always check the label to ensure that the product chosen doesn’t contain sugar and other ingredients that are bad for the teeth and could put weight on. We here at Oscar Pet Foods sell a wide range of chews that are free from sugar, glucose and animal derivatives. Chewing a healthy treat agitates and loosens the plaque which in turn generates saliva with is good for the dog’s digestive system.

We are trained animal nutritionists, so if you’re looking for a pet food provider who offers free nutritional advice then why not give us a call on one of the numbers below. OR why not visit and check out the vast range of dental health products on offer.

All of our treats, and indeed food, are made from human grade ingredients with no artificial colours or additives. Why not try one of our cat/dog food starter packs for £5? You get a bag of food, an air tight (and very versatile!) bucket and a bag of treats. If you go on and place an order for either 15kg of dog food or 3x2kg bags of cat food you get your £5 back.


“I am very pleased with the change in Fizz since she started eating Oscar’s food.  She is a typical young collie and if there is something more interesting happening, she doesn’t bother to eat her food.  This means that she has been on the thin side since she reached adulthood. 

Since starting on Oscars, she happily eats the whole bowlful, and has put on weight.  She has now reached her optimum weight and I am delighted not to have a dog that looks as if she is living on the street! An added bonus is the convenience of having the food delivered to my door, Thank you Julie and Alan” Sheila, Newbury

For further information or advice please contact Julie or Alan at Oscar Pet Food via the numbers below.

Tel: 01235 759237

Mob: 07914 015719



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