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What You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Dental Health

What You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Dental Health

Your pet’s dental health can be overlooked easily, especially if they give you trouble handling them for teeth-brushing. This is one of the main reasons that dogs and cats are at high risk for periodontal disease, a severe bacterial infection of the gums. Just like humans, daily dental care is ideal for a dog or cat. But if not daily, at least once a week can still significantly improve and maintain their dental health.

Without proper dental care, your dog or cat can develop infections that may eventually spread to their bloodstream, causing complications to their heart, liver, or kidneys. If you suspect that your pet has serious dental damage, look out for these signs:

• Swollen or bleeding gums
• Chipped or missing teeth
• Bad breath
• Excessive drooling
• Difficulty chewing or keeping food in mouth
• Loss of appetite

To make daily teeth-brushing a less intimidating and healthier process for both you and your pet, Petwell Supply recommends using Dentasure gel. Dentasure gel uses four powerful, all-natural ingredients that will help prevent and reverse damage to your pet’s teeth and gums while freshening their breath:

1. Grapefruit Seed Extract
2. Grape Seed Extract
3. Propolis Extract
4. Pure Stevia

You can use Dentasure gel just like toothpaste; squeeze it directly onto a toothbrush or a piece of gauze that you can wrap around your finger. And if your pet just won’t let the toothbrush inside their mouth, Dentasure also comes in a convenient spray that you can quickly spray directly into their mouth.

Or is your pet just seriously too stubborn for brushing? If brushing is not for them, we also carry all-natural dental chews that clean tartar from teeth and gums as they chew.

Also check out our video on how to make an all-natural toothpaste right at home!
  • Vanessa Rances
DIY Sweet Potato Rope Chew

DIY Sweet Potato Rope Chew

This awesome long-lasting treat for dogs is easy to make and great for their teeth and gums!

What You'll Need:

  • 1 Sweet potato
  • Cookie cutter
  • 4' rope


  1. Slice sweet potato into 1/2" rounds
  2. Remove center of each round with cookie cutter
  3. Place pieces on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 2.5 hours at 250 degrees
  4. Flip, then bake for an additional 2.5 hours
  5. Make knot at end of rope
  6. Add potato slices, tying knots along the way

Not a DIY person? We carry Snook's sweet potato rope chews and other great Snook's sweet potato treats both in store and online.

  • Vanessa Rances
DIY Doggy Toothpaste

DIY Doggy Toothpaste

Keep your dog's oral health in check with this DIY toothpaste made with coconut oil, baking soda, parsley, turmeric, and kelp. 

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kelp
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well

Not a DIY person? We carry great all natural alternatives to traditional pet toothpaste that both you and your pet are sure to love.

  • Vanessa Rances
Why You Should Use Only All-Natural Cleaning Products in Your Home

Why You Should Use Only All-Natural Cleaning Products in Your Home

Did you know that the majority of popular household cleaning products are toxic to your pets? Because our pets spend most of their time on or near the floor, they are breathing in and absorbing numerous toxins and other harmful chemicals through their skin and paw pads, leaving them at a particularly higher risk for cancer, anemia, liver and kidney damage, and breathing problems, to name a few.

All-natural household cleaning products provide a much safer alternative for your pets. So how do you know if a product really is all-natural? When purchasing household cleaning products, a great rule of thumb is to read the ingredient label. Keep in mind that even though the product label may read “natural” or “all-natural” the product may still contain natural chemicals that are harmful to your pets. Here’s a list of the most commonly found ingredients to avoid when purchasing cleaning products:
• Ammonia
• Bleach
• Phthalates
• Glycol Ethers
• Formaldehyde
• 1,4-dioxane
• Chlorine
• Phenols
• Perchloroethylene

Try to look for household cleaning products that are enzyme-free, plant-based, mineral-based, or vegetable-based, which commonly contain these ingredients:
• Baking Soda
• Apple Cider Vinegar
• White Vinegar
• Olive Oil
• Lemon
• Mineral Oil

Petwell Supply carries a variety of plant-based and vegetable-based household cleaners from Skout’s Honor, which are safe for floors, carpets, and even your pet’s bowls, toys, and litter box. Most of Skout’s Honor products use “BioKore,” which is their specially formulated vegetable-based detergent that absorbs and breaks down stains at an industrial level.

Check out the Skout’s Honor products that we carry here. Happy cleaning!

  • Vanessa Rances