Chewin’ the Churpi

You love your dog. That adorable face. Those funny habits. That quirky sensibility that shines through on Instagram photos. But — oh! — that breath. Is there anything that smells worse than dog breath?!

There are several causes of canine bad breath including gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, or a liver or kidney disorder. But the most common cause of canine halitosis is dental or gum disease. Dogs – especially small dogs — are prone to plaque and tartar build-up, which cause gingivitis, periodontal disease, and ultimately tooth loss.

Here are three easy things you can do to improve your dog’s dental health—and his breath. Remember to talk with your veterinarian about what’s right for your pet.

Brush regularly. Daily tooth brushing is the gold standard in canine dental care. Even if you don’t brush daily, cleaning your dog’s teeth several times a week will help.

Get regular check ups. During your dog’s annual physical, your veterinarian will inspect your pet’s teeth and gums. This process catches minor dental issues before they become big problems so don’t skip the check up!

Choose a chew.  Chomping on hard chews and eating crunchy kibble reduces plaque and tartar build-up. But be sure to talk to your veterinarian about the right combination of food and chew for your dog’s nutritional and dental health needs.

Churpi – the New Chew

There’s a new type of chew on the market that’s actually a super hard cheese made from Himalayan yak milk. (Yes, you read that right.) This cheese, called churpidurkha or “churpi,” is a natural chew that’s safe for teeth and ingestion, but hard enough to help control plaque and tartar.

We stock an excellent product called Pet Dental Chew Churpi made from organic churpidurkha.  These chews are low fat, high in protein, and they have low levels of lactose so they won’t irritate most pet’s stomachs. And this cheesy chew won’t splinter, chip, or stain your dog’s teeth.

Yak milk bones sold in D.M. help Nepal farmers

Veterinarian is hoping to help farmers near the Himalaya Mountains while also providing dogs with all-natural chews here in the United States.

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Pet Dental Chew Churpi doesn’t contain chemicals, additives, or preservatives so it works naturally to keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy. Dogs love the smoky cheese taste, too. You can microwave Pet Dental Chew Churpi, which turns it into a soft, puffy treat ideal for older dogs and less aggressive chewers. Choose from six different sizes and formulations of Pet Dental Chew Churpi: Nuggets, Small, Medium, Large, X-large, and puffed nugget treats.

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Happy chewing!