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The UK Joint Cairn Terrier Clubs

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This Site is sponsored by the Joint UK Cairn Terrier Clubs.

We aim to put prospective Cairn Terrier Puppy buyers in touch with our members

who have Cairn Terrier Puppies available.

 

 

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Adult Cairns

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Cairn Terrier

Health

 

 

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UK Cairn Terrier Health Information

 

ARTICLE 1: DENTAL HEALTH


Cairn Terriers face dental health challenges such as periodontal disease, which leads to serious complications if ignored. Prevention of this issuelies in routine dental care, including brushing and the use of dental chews. Dental chews serve not only as a preventive measure against plaque and tartar but also as a tool for improving overall oral hygiene, combating bad breath, and even providing mental stimulation and nutritional benefits.

The Role of Natural Chews in Dental Health

Natural chews, including hooves, antlers, and bully sticks play an important role in reducing plaque and tartar buildup on your Cairns teeth. Their textured surfaces help scrape away plaque, while the act of chewing stimulates saliva production which has a natural cleansing effect. Hard chews also exercise the jaw, strengthening muscles and potentially preventing dental misalignment and tooth loss. They are also a source of entertainment and mental stimulation, which can deter destructive chewing habits.

Rawhide Chews

Rawhide chews are among the most popular options for dog owners, providing a long-lasting chewing experience that benefits dental health by removing plaque and tartar. However, we do not recommend the use of rawhide as there has been an influx of these into the UK which originate from China and contain dangerous chemicals and simply aren't worth the risk. More Info

Antler Chews

Antler chews, known for their durability, are a rich source of minerals and provide a long-lasting chewing experience. They are effective in cleaning teeth and are an eco-friendly option since they are made from naturally shed antlers but care must be taken as they are extremely hard and dogs have been known to wear their teeth down if they're left to grind at them too much. https://antlerchew.co.uk/

Bully Sticks

Probably the best all-round option, pizzles are made from the dried pizzle of bulls and are 100% digestible and offer a satisfying chew that helps remove plaque and tartar. They are a preferable option for owners looking for a natural, protein-rich chew for their pets. Beware of cheap Asian imports which may not have been produced to UK health requirements. We recommend these ones which are very high quality and also the correct size for terriers including Cairn's.

Benefits of Natural Dental Dog Chews

Incorporating natural dental chews into your Cairn Terrier's routine can lead to cleaner teeth and fresher breath by mechanically removing plaque and stimulating saliva production. They also aid in strengthening jaw muscles, preventing dental problems, providing mental stimulation, and offering nutritional benefits. Natural chews should contain no additives and if correctly air-dried, they contain plenty of nourishment and health benefits.

Choosing the Right Chew

When selecting chews, consider your dog's age, bite strength, current dental health score, chewing habits, and dietary needs. It's also important to supervise your Cairn during chew time to monitor their safety and to choose chews that are appropriate in size and hardness to avoid the risk of tooth damage or choking.

Effective dental care for Cairn Terriers requires an approach that includes regular veterinary care, daily dental hygiene practices, and the strategic use of natural chews. By prioritizing your pet's dental health through these methods, you can significantly reduce the risk of dental diseases and enhance your Cairn Terrier's quality of life.