Did you know that almost 70% of people don’t have an oral hygiene routine for their dog? That’s why we created BARK Bright: the first product on the market that takes care of all your dog’s dental needs with one daily, delicious-tasting ‘toothbrush’ treat and triple-enzymatic toothpaste. Subscribe to a monthly Bright Dental Kit today for just $1/day!
Does your pup have a case of bad breath that could wake the dead? While even the stinkiest-mouthed dogs deserve our unconditional love, there’s no need to suffer: doggie breath can be remedied with specialized treats. With so many options to choose from, it’s important to not only find a safe and healthy product that’s effective in the fight against odor, but also a treat that your pup will actually enjoy chomping on. You’ll reap the benefits of fresh-smelling kisses, and your dog will simply assume they’ve been extra good today!
With those requirements in mind, here are the 10 best dog treats for bad breath!
Here’s a (not very) fun fact: 80% of dogs will experience some form of dental disease by the age of three. That’s why we recommend BARK Bright: a two-step, triple enzyme-powered cleaning system that’s so tasty your pup will be easily tricked into brushing their teeth every day. Simply squeeze the toothpaste along the groove of your dog’s daily dental stick, and see for yourself how their kisses are fresher-smelling within just 1–2 weeks. Veterinarians recommend Bright Dental for reducing harmful plaque buildup and signs of gum disease, too! ($25.00 for one month’s worth of treats.)
This savory chicken-flavored dental chew is beloved by dogs everywhere. Its bumps and grooves mirror the shape of a toothbrush and clean the spaces between your dog’s teeth. This action decreases harmful plaque and tartar, which can contribute to funky smelling-breath. Luckily, the chews are also sold in a 10-pack, making it easier to always have them on hand. ($3 for one or $24.30 for ten.)
Featuring an innovative “double brush” shape, these semi-soft savory chews come in two flavors: one that specifically targets stinky mouths, and another that’s better for cleaning teeth. Both contain mint oil, but the bad breath-eradicating treat is more effective against odors due to its addition of coconut oil, rosemary, and lemongrass. ($8.49 for a 20-count bag.)
These bite-sized treats are packed with safe and healthy ingredients that attack bad breath in multiple ways. An added Champignon Mushroom extract has been shown to suppress foul-smelling toxins in the intestines. Spirulina—a vitamin-packed microalgae—supports good oral and internal health. And cinnamon powder and parsley leave Fido with a fresh-smelling mouth. Plus, they’re chewy and chicken-flavored—a combination that all dogs love! ($12.60 for 70 chews.)
With its toffee extracts, parsley, yeast, flax seeds, dried milk, and organic fruits and vegetables, this treat is known to improve doggie breath caused by gum disease and other odor-causing issues. Due to the mild ingredients, this small crunchy treat is also a good choice for pups with sensitive stomachs. ($4.99 for a 12 oz. bag.)
Humans everywhere will be jealous of this bacon-infused dental bone. Who knew that you could slobber over the flavors of fatty cured pork while also cleaning your pearly whites? The grooves of this double handle-shaped chew get in-between your dog’s teeth as they chew, thus leaving behind a fresher mouth. This product also contains safe and durable nylon, which makes it a great choice for vigorous chewers. ($9.90 for one.)
When trying to eradicate a serious case of doggie breath, these bite-sized chews do more than mask smells. While the second ingredient is real chicken, the chews also contain sage, dill, fennel, parsley, cinnamon and myrrh. These natural herbs target the gut, where bad odors often arise from. Simultaneously, the chews also might help soothe an irritated stomach. ($12.39 for a 5 oz. bag.)
This combination of bacon dental chews, chicken dental chews, and bark breath bites is the ultimate buy for outdoorsy dogs that tend to get into things that they shouldn’t. (Here’s looking at you, dirt diggers and worm eaters.) Each product included in the bundle not only supports oral health, but will also help clear up stinky doggie breath for days. ($36 for the entire bundle.)
Does your dog love cheese? They’re about to freak the fluff out. We’ve source the most delicious cheese from the Himalayas, then blended and baked it in the USA with salt and lime to create a satisfyingly crunchy, lactose-free chew for your pup. Yum! Best of all, it’s good for your dog’s dental health, as well! ($25 for a 3-pack.)
Designed to look like chunky green toothbrushes, these well-known doggie dental chews are known for removing plaque and tartar that can cause bad breath. Coming in sizes ranging from “teenie” to large, the vitamin-packed chews’ mildly minty flavor also masks odors. Despite their popularity, it’s important to note that they do contain several unnatural ingredients and additives, unlike BarkShop’s similarly-shaped Dental Chew. ($8.99 for a 6 oz. bag.)
If you’re in the habit of feeding your dog smelly foods like salmon or sardines, these small, crunchy snacks may be a welcome addition to your best friend’s daily routine. Although dogs will likely only focus on the fresh chicken and eggs baked into each treat, you’ll appreciate the odor-masking ingredients like fennel, spearmint, and parsley. ($6.32 for 20 oz. bag.)