(Excluding all bones, animal parts and chews.)
February is pet dental health month! Good dental health is an important part of your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Too much plaque and tarter can erode your pet’s gums, creating pockets for bacterial infections. These infections can cause tooth and bone decay, sometimes leading to more serious health issues. Many times, bad breath is a sign of too much plaque and tarter. It’s best to help control plaque and tarter before it builds up. Although brushing your pet’s teeth regularly is optimal, we understand that some pets are unwilling to allow their humans to do it. Check out a few of our favorite dental hygiene products that help keep your pet’s teeth clean without brushing:
Raw bones and chews – One of the best ways to keep your dog’s teeth healthy is by regularly giving him things to chew on like raw meaty bones, natural rawhide, bully sticks or sweet potato chews made by reputable companies like Primal, Vital Essentials, Wholesome Hide, Barkworthies, Earth Animal, Sam’s Yams and Snook’s. Regular chewing helps polish and scrape teeth as the dog crunches and gnaws.
Ark Naturals’ Brushless Toothpaste – Brushless Toothpaste is a highly digestible dental chew made with breath-freshening ingredients like chlorophyll, cinnamon, vanilla and clove, and ridges that provide effective teeth scrubbing and support healthy gums. On the inside is a patented toothpaste center that provides three bacteriostats to inhibit the growth of plaque-forming bacteria and assist with bad breath, tartar and plaque build-up.
Earthbath Tooth & Gum Wipes –Tooth & Gum Wipes from Earthbath are the easy and convenient solution for keeping your pet’s mouth clean from plaque, tartar and odor-causing bacteria. The totally natural formula, made with peppermint oil and baking soda, is free of parabens, alcohol and other nasties that don’t belong in your pet’s mouth.
PlaqueOff – PlaqueOff’s seaweed formula is clinically proven to reduce, help control and prevent plaque, tarter and bad breath in dogs and cats. The granulated formula can be easily added daily to your pet’s food.