Dental disease in dogs is one of the most common conditions seen by vets, and over half the dogs in the United States over 3 years old has it. The majority of dog parents do their pups a disservice by not brushing their teeth (yup, just like humans), but dental chews and treats are a great way to keep up good habits between brushings. We’re willing to bet your dog probably enjoys them more than the finger brush with beef-flavored toothpaste, too.
The grooved surface of these little bones is designed help with plaque and tartar removal, and the recipe is specifically formulated to be gentle on tummies. Reviewers claim that unlike other dental chews, their dogs had zero digestive issues after switching to Natural Balance—that’s dog people speak for A-plus poops. Plus, with a healthy dose of Vitamin C, pups get an immune system boost too.
Pup parents whose dogs get one of these chews each day SWEAR by its miraculous tartar-removing properties. I can personally attest to their effectiveness—my dog’s teeth look like they did in her puppy days. VeggieDents are 100% vegetarian and Z-shaped to improve grip and get a better “brush.” For most dogs, it only takes a couple of weeks or less to see results, and could potentially save your dog from undergoing the risks of a dental procedure by your vet.
Looking for something to survive the monster chewer in your house? The longer a dental chew lasts, the more benefits your dog gets, and Benebones will still be around WEEKS later. The grooved ends of this nylon & bacon chew are like super-powered bristles, and the curved shape makes it easier for paws to hold on. They’re built to be chewed and not eaten, though, so always be sure to monitor your pup and replace when it’s no longer in one piece!
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Dog people are great at ignoring stanky dog breath in order to steal a few kisses, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t live without. No Grainers whipped up these vanilla-flavored biscuits to help mask the stench of your dog’s last toilet water martini (and warrant a few more kisses). They’re grain-free and made with duck and potatoes in the USA.
Always a huge hit with my extremely picky dog, these very chewy chews help keep tartar at bay with their unique X-shape. Green tea, Vitamin C, and super fruits like cranberries and pomegranate give a boost to the immune system, and all of it is as easy as handing over your dog’s new favorite treat.
Z-bones come flavored with apples, carrots, or berries in as many sizes, with a chewy texture to get the most of your dog’s snack session. Healthy veggies like peas, carrots, and pumpkins provide excellent nutrients, while parsley and rosemary work wonders for Death Breath. There’s no wheat, corn, soy, or gluten allowed in this club, either, and these chews are very tummy-friendly.