Royal Canin Dental Small Dog is designed specifically for small breed dogs. It reduces dental plaque and tartar formation to help maintain your dogs oral health.
Over 80% of dogs will have dental disease by the time they reach the age of three. The most common sign noticed by owners is bad or fishy smelling breath. Dental disease begins when bacteria, food particles and saliva combine to form a substance called plaque. Plaque adheres to the surface of the tooth, including underneath the gums. If it is not removed mechanically by brushing or chewing, it reacts with calcium in the saliva to form a hard, yellowish material known as tartar. Bacteria residing under the gum creates inflammation of the gums, also known as gingivitis. If left untreated, this bacteria invades deeper into the soft tissues and bone surrounding the tooth, which can make the tooth wobbly and sore. The chronic inflammation from dental disease has negative effects far beyond bad breath. It can also cause damage to the heart, kidneys and liver. Dental disease is painful for your pet, and ultimately results in the loss of teeth and shortening of their life span.
Your pets teeth should be checked by your vet every 6-12 months. If you think that your pet may have dental disease, take them to your vet for a check-up. Treatment for dental disease usually involves cleaning of the teeth, including under the gums, under general anaesthetic. Simply removing the tartar on the teeth is not enough to fix the problem, as the bacteria persists in the plaque below the gums. Once your dog?s teeth have been given a clean bill of health, Royal Canin Dental can play an important role in your dog?s dental disease prevention program.
Royal Canin Dental reduces plaque and tartar build up on your dogs teeth in two different ways. Firstly, as your pet chews, the kibble mechanically grind the plaque off the teeth using their unique size, texture and shape. In addition, Royal Canin Dental also contains sodium polyphosphates, which bind calcium in the saliva to reduce tartar formation. Royal Canin Dental for Small Dogs is a balanced and complete diet with added nutrition to help keep your small dog happy and healthy. Small breed dogs are often predisposed to urinary tract problems, so Royal Canin Dental for Small Dogs is formulated to encourage urinary dilution to reduce the risk of bladder stone formation. It also contains Royal Canins skin barrier complex, a combination of nutrients which help the skin to maintain its normal barrier function, as small breed dogs can often suffer from skin problems.
- Kibble shape, texture and size helps to mechanically remove plaque
- Sodium polyphosphates bind calcium in saliva to reduce tartar formation
- Promotes urinary dilution to reduce the risk of bladder stones
- Contains Skin Barrier Complex to help strengthen the skins natural barrier function
This food is not recommended for patients with cardiac disease, pancreatitis, or hyperlipidaemia