HOW DO I PREVENT PLAQUE AND TARTAR BUILDUP?
In the wild, carnivores (like our dogs) eat a raw diet consisting mainly of meat and bone. The striations of the muscle fiber along with the bone help to scrape away plaque and tartar from their teeth while they chew. Unfortunately, most domesticated carnivores (like our dogs) don't have this advantage.
To add to this, most dogs eat a conventional kibble diet. Sure, crunchy kibble can remove some plaque, but it's also high in refined carbohydrates, which actually increases plaque and tartar levels — and thus it causes even more dental health issues.
So you might be wondering how you can help remove or reduce plaque and tartar buildup. An easy answer is bully sticks.
Chewing strengthens your dog’s teeth and can also reduce the amount of tartar and plaque buildup. Chewing on bully sticks can even help stop cavities from forming, prevent gingivitis, and work to prevent other periodontal diseases.