Healthy Benefits Dental
Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Dental has been developed for your adult dog's oral health. The kibble has been designed with an innovative tear-drop shape, and the addition of fibrous plant-based ingredients creates a tooth-friendly texture. This aims to clean your dog's teeth mechanically while they're chewing, reducing the build-up of plaque. Additionally, Vitamin C and lactic acid provide a chemical action that helps prevent plaque and tartar build-up.
The gentler mixing and slow roasting capability of our advanced manufacturing technology allow us to better preserve the nutrients in our food products, ensuring superior quality and nutritional excellence. Our innovative coating technologies also mean improved performance where it matters most - having your pets find our diets delicious while giving them the nutrition they need and deserve.
Our Healthy Benefits Dental diet is a complete and balanced diet and a great choice for dogs who have finished growing and whose pet parents are looking to keep their dog’s teeth healthy. This food is packed with all the nutrients your furry friend needs to maintain strong teeth and prevent oral health problems. It's perfect for breeds and individuals who are prone to oral health problems, and we also recommend it for older dogs who may be at a higher risk of dental hygiene issues.
The unique teardrop kibble has been designed specifically for this diet to help facilitate maximal chewing activity, ‘crunching’, and tooth surface contact. The kibble is larger-than-average in size, 15-18mm diameter, 10mm thickness, and appropriate for adult dogs of all breeds, all sizes. Additionally, the act of chewing stimulates saliva production, which helps neutralise acid and prevent tooth decay.
Dental plaque is primarily composed of bacteria, food debris, and saliva. It adheres to the tooth surface and can contribute to oral health issues if not properly managed. Cellulose fibre is a type of dietary fibre that is found in the cell walls of plants and used to give structure and texture to our dental kibbles. When dogs eat kibble that contains cellulose fibre, the unique texture within kibble can help to mechanically clean their teeth as they chew, which aids in reducing the build-up of plaque.
What is meant by the chemical action in our Healthy Benefits Dental diet? Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in many fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, which can help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Another beneficial ingredient for dental health is lactic acid, which is a type of organic acid that is commonly used as a preservative in dog food. It is produced naturally in the body as a by-product of glucose metabolism. Lactic acid and Vitamin C work together to support dental health by down-regulating oral bacteria in plaque and by trapping minerals like iron and calcium that would otherwise form tartar.
When changing your dog's food to Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Dental, it's important to do it slowly. This is especially true if the new food has different ingredients (including protein sources and carbohydrate-fibre mixes) than their current diet. Your dog's digestive system needs time to adjust to the new food, including changes in the need for digestive enzymes and how the food moves through their body. The healthy bacteria in their gut also need time to adapt to digesting the new food. Without a transition period, the gastrointestinal tract will likely become overwhelmed, and stool quality will change. While this isn't always a serious or a lasting health concern, we can ease the impact on our pets by adhering to the transition recommendation on pack and transition over a period of up to 7 days, or even longer if feeding a pet who is known to have a sensitive digestive system.
Daily brushing is the best way to take care of your pet's teeth. Just like humans, twice a day is recommended! Research shows that brushing every other day doesn't have the same benefits. We know it can be tricky to brush your pet's teeth every day, so feeding them dental-friendly food can be a great help, especially for pets who resist the process.
At Black Hawk, we believe that optimal nutrition is the foundation for a happier, healthier life for your dog, especially when it comes to their dental health. That's why our Healthy Benefits range is designed to provide all the essential nutrients necessary to help maintain strong teeth and prevent oral health problems. Give your dog the nutrition they need to stay healthy and happy with our Healthy Benefits Dental diet.