Dental hygiene is also very important for dogs, but luckily you needn’t brush your dog’s teeth. It is best capable of doing soitself, obviously not with a toothbrush, but a pizzle stick given regularly after the meal.
A dog’s teeth are best suited to tear a prey apart. A dog cannot chew as we do because the upper and lower jaws are connected to one another by way of a fixed hinge point. Gobbling up their food as quickly as possible is a remaining habit going back to their natural ancestors, the wolves. They did and do so because there are always competitors in the neighbourhood. The actual eating takes but a couple of minutes at the most; the subsequent chewing on soft bones and tendons may take hours. That is why wolves and wild dogs in nature do not suffer from tartar.
Dogs that have already developed a bit of tartar will lose it automatically when switching to DUCK complete, regularly followed by a natural snack. If the tartar is already far advanced, it must be removed by a vet.
As with people, one dog will be more sensitive to tartar than another. Hereditary traits also play a part here. The main cause, however, is the kind of food the dog eats.