Teeth and gums
is tartar on the teeth that causes gum disease, bad breath
and eventually loss of teeth. Popular belief (even among vets)
is that tartar is caused by the lack of abrasive food material
to clean the teeth. Special diets to avoid tooth tartar are
designed to create an abrasive action to clean the teeth.
It is true that bone and hide chews will help to clean the
teeth (hard biscuit will not) but the main reason why cats
and dogs get tartar on the teeth is because waste material
dissolved in the body fluids (saliva) washes over the teeth
and form plaque.
Many cats receive diets which
exceed their needs or which contain low quality ingredients
and chemical additives. This may impair the body's ability
to function in a healthy, natural manner. Therefore the solution
is to keep the system clean and eliminate the build-up of
waste toxins by using smaller quantities of a good quality
food. Like all good products BURNS REAL FOOD is based on a
simple idea - it provides the correct conditions for the body
to maintain a healthy system.
Burns Real Food for Cats is
made with high quality animal proteins and fats. Chicken and
fish are the protein sources - no red meat. The finest chicken
fat is used to provide energy and essential fatty acids. This
ensures a highly digestible, tasty food so there is no need
for artificial colouring or flavour enhancers. Levels of nutrients
are controlled to avoid excess.
Once again Burns foods act holistically
to prevent tartar and gum disease. A healthy system will not
have debris dissolved in the saliva so there is no need for
a special diet or even for teeth cleaning.