Dental care is an often overlooked aspect of your dog’s health, when in reality it’s one of the most important. Plaque and tartar build up on your dog’s teeth is eventually swallowed by your dog, and overtime this leads to serious health issues such as heart disease. But the good news is that it’s not too late to get started on caring for your dog’s dental health! If you’ve tried tackling teeth-brushing at home and failed, or if you’re just looking to maintain oral health between brushing sessions, these dental chews are a great step in the right direction.
Greenies Dental Chews
I’ve been giving these to my dogs for years and the dogs love them! These top-rated chews control tartar buildup, plaque and bad breath. They’re also easy for dogs to digest, and the dogs think they taste great! The chews are shaped like a little toothbrush, are green as the name suggests, and come in multiple sizes to suit your dogs needs.
Dentastix Dental Chews by Pedigree
Another popular choice for dental chews are Dentastix by Pedigree, and for good reason. These chews are clinically proven to reduce plaque and tartar buildup on your dog’s teeth, and also keep your dog’s breath fresh as a daisy, with their patented X-shape. These treats are also easy on your dog’s gums, aiding in overall oral health.
Blue Buffalo Dental Chews
Blue Buffalo is often touted as one of the best brands for dogs due to it’s wholesome and allnatural ingredients, and these treats are no different. The bones are made from all natural ingredients including carrots, blueberries and parsley. They also contain flaxseed, which is a good source of Omega-3 and fatty acids, and Glucosamine and chondroitin to help support joint health. One downside is that they can be a little too easy for dog’s to devour, but you can put them in the freezer to make them a little more difficult to chew. These treats provide healthy oral and dental hygiene for your dog and come in a variety of sizes.
These are just a few of the top dental treats on the market that can be beneficial for your dog’s dental health. While there is no real substitute for a good old fashioned brushing, these treats and chews can be a good first step in getting your dog’s oral hygiene on track.