Dog Dental Treats
Dogs are prone to gum disease just like humans do, and it is something that can't be ignored. Dental problems in dogs can cause damage to other organs if bacteria gets into the bloodstream through diseased gums. Professional brushing and cleaning of your dog's teeth are great ways of maintaining oral health. Dental treats or special diets may also provide some oral benefits, but they must be given with precaution. View  best dental chews for dogs

Types of Dog Dental Treats and Diets
There are many types of dog dental treats and diets that can reduce plaque and tartar or improve the breath of your pet. Some have been tested and received the VOHC seal of approval. The majority of these are available in stores, but others can only be purchased through veterinarians. Below are some of the major types. See website

Rawhide Chews
These are made from horses or cow hides. Rawhide chews can reduce plaque and tartar on your pet. They are availed in different shapes and sizes.

Dental Chews, Bones, and Biscuits
There are several dental chews that are approved by VOHC. They all assist in reducing dental gums of your dogs.

Dog Dental Diets
There are some dog food formulations that assist in reducing plaque and tartar. They all have different mechanisms for doing this. Some are made into larger kibble or texture that resists crumbling which creates a scrubbing action. Others have special coatings that help in preventing bacteria, prevent the formation of tartar, and reduce plaque. You need to inquire with your vet about these and any special dental diets available through the veterinary market.

Dog Chew Toys
Dog chews although not edible is an excellent choice especially for dogs that chew edible treats quickly.

Benefits of Dental Treats

Improves Teeth and Gum Health
Dogs that chew actively have less buildup of plaque. There are some dog dental treats and diets that can reduce plaque by almost 70%. The increased kibble diameter minimises the formation of tartar. Also, the coating on some products with polyphosphate further reduces tartar by 55%. It prevents plaque from becoming tartar by isolating calcium on teeth.

Reduces Bad Breath in Dogs
Dogs can have a slightly unpleasant breath. This is often as a result of bacteria build-up in their mouth and can be a sign that your dog needs better dental care. It is, however, imperative that you check with the vet to ensure that the bad breath is not as assign of an underlying medical issue. Visit