10 Yummy Dental Treats That Will Freshen Your Dog's Breath

Posted by Allison Johnson
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Although they're usually not pearly whites, your dogs still need help keeping up with their dental health. As long as you and eat and drink water, tartar buildup and bad breath are going to be an issue. It works the same way for our furry friends. I don't know many pet owners who brush their pets' teeth, so dental treats might be their pet's only saving grace when it comes to dental care.

Luckily, dog chews are here to take some of the dirty work off your hands. Pedigree, Vet's Best, and Purina are a few major dog brands that have dog dental treats that dog owners trust. Our pets are also susceptible to gingivitis and gum disease, so be sure to incorporate dental chews into your dog's diet.

Best Dental Chews for Dogs

1. GREENIES Fresh Natural Dental Dog Treats, 27oz Pack

GREENIES Fresh Natural Dental Dog Treats, 27oz Pack
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Keep your dog's teeth clean with Greenie's dental treats. Greenies do have an interesting texture, but it's perfect for clearing plaque buildup. They have treats for dogs of all sizes.

A customer used these treats after her dog had excess plaque from a soft food diet and said they improved her dog's oral health.

2. Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones Large Dental Chews Grain-Free Dog Treats

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Bones Large Dental Chews Grain-Free Dog Treats
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This specific line of dental chews is only for dogs over 50 pounds. These big chews are gluten-free, which is great for large pets with diet restrictions. Get your dog's dental hygiene on track with these dog dental chews.

3. Pedigree DENTASTIX Fresh Treats for Large Dogs, 30+ pounds

Pedigree DENTASTIX Fresh Treats for Large Dogs, 30+ pounds
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I give these treats to the four-legged friends I dog sit. They are wonderful! I do notice that a dog's mouth can be a bit stinky after dinner, so I treat my fur babies to these after a walk to freshen up.

4. Purina DentaLife Adult Large Dog Treats

Purina DentaLife Adult Large Dog Treats
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I love Dentastix because the ridges do well cleaning the gumline. So do Purina dog treats. The ridge shapes clean gumlines, which is imperative when it comes to oral hygiene.

5. Virbac C.E.T. VeggieDent FR3SH Tartar Control Chews For Dogs

Virbac C.E.T. VeggieDent FR3SH Tartar Control Chews For Dogs
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Choose from four different sizes for your dog. They're available in sizes X-small to large. Add these chews to your dog's diet for fresh breath. I'm a fan of these because they have a prebiotic. (Gut health is important).

6. Dingo Tartar and Breath Dental Sticks for All Dogs, Made with Chicken Dental Dog Chew

Dingo Tartar and Breath Dental Sticks for All Dogs, Made with Chicken Dental Dog Chew
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If you have a dog that only likes flavorful treats, give these a try. They taste like chicken, but still manage to freshen your dog's breath.

7. Zuke's Z-Bone with Apples Dental Dog Treats

Zuke's Z-Bone with Apples Dental Dog Treats
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Clean teeth are only one treat away! These dental bones rid your dog's mouth of icky smelling dog food! We love puppies, but puppy breath can be daunting.

8. WHIMZEES Variety Pack Dental Dog Treats

WHIMZEES Variety Pack Dental Dog Treats
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These treats also have great ridges. (Think of ridges as bristles on a toothbrush).

9. Nylabone NutriDent Dental Chew Treats

Nylabone NutriDent Natural Dental Chew Treats
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Gone are the days of stinky puppy kisses! These dental hygiene chews are made from natural ingredients, which is fantastic for digestion.

10. Ark Naturals Brushless Toothpaste Small Dental Dog Chews

Ark Naturals Brushless Toothpaste Small Dental Dog Chews
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These chews are made with vanilla and cinnamon! I'd recommend these for troubleshooting extremely bad breath.

Not only are dog dental treats great for teeth cleaning, but so are chew toys. They also have ridges that aid in gum cleaning. Oral care doesn't have to be hard! Although, if your dog is experiencing dental problems, always consult a vet.

Having your dog's teeth professionally cleaned might be your priority before adding dental chews to their diet.

This post was originally posted on January 30, 2020.

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