Doggie dental care is one of those things that most owners know is important. But unfortunately, even the most dedicated and well-meaning owners often neglect their dog’s dental care needs.
Our four-footed best friends can and do suffer from many of the same ailments humans fall victim to, including plaque buildup, gum disease and – perhaps most obviously, given their predilection for licking their owner’s faces – halitosis, or bad breath.
Now, dental chews won’t completely eliminate the need to brush your dog’s teeth or have your veterinarian perform regular cleanings.
But giving your dog dental chews on a regular basis will help keep your dog’s teeth cleaner, gums healthier, and breath fresher. It’ll also help prevent serious problems from developing over time.
But not all dental chews for dogs are created equally — some are much better than others.
This can cause headaches for owners, as they try to sort through the various products on the market and find one that suits their individual pet, as well as their budget.
We’ll share some of the best dog dental chews to make things easier. That way, you can stop having to read ingredient lists and comparing similar products, and get back to important things, like giving your dog the good scritches.
We’ll also explain some of the reasons it is so important to take care of your dog’s dental health and detail some of the things you want to look for when picking the best ones for your dog.
Are Dentastix Safe for Dogs?
Yes, Dentastix are safe for dogs and are recommended by vets.
While you may not be able to recognize every ingredient on their list, it’s still a safe and viable option for your dog to maintain their dental health.
Are They Safe for Puppies?
Regular and small Dentastix are not safe for puppies, as they’re not meant to be fed to dogs under 15 pounds.
However, there is a Dentastix Puppy treat option available for your little pup.
They can also eat one treat a day, but they must be over six months old (with their adult teeth) and weigh more than five pounds.
There are other, better options for teething puppies.
Last: Finn the Labrador
Note: BARK states these chews should be used with your dog’s adult teeth, meaning puppies and dogs older than six months should enjoy them, but I couldn’t leave Finn out. I asked my vet during a routine vaccination appointment and got the green light.
I used half of a large chew, as I did with Batman.
Finn had typical puppy curiosity before chewing, but he quickly got the hang of gnawing it between his paws by watching Batman.
He enjoyed the flavor and finished each chew in around two to three minutes.
Like the other dogs, Finn continued to gnaw the chews without tummy issues or flavor fatigue.
His breath did seem to get marginally better, too.
Can you give your dog Dentastix everyday?
How often should you give your dog pedigree Dentastix?
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