Why do so many dogs suffer from tartar?

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.