Just like humans, your pet’s overall health can be negatively impacted by poor dental hygiene. Per WebMD, “Dental diseases in dogs are quite common. By age three, over 80% of dogs have some form of dental disease, also known as periodontal disease. Dog dental disease has serious consequences, so maintaining good dog dental care is very important.”
Without opposable thumbs, your dog can’t brush its teeth. So, do ’em a solid and help keep their pearly whites sparkling clean with these convenient products.
Vet’s Best Enzymatic Dog Toothpaste, $7.99
Vets recommend brushing your dog’s teeth a minimum of three times per week – but ideally, twice per day, just as humans do. Use your finger to apply this enzymatic toothpaste to your pup’s tongue to instantly freshen its breath, or even better, use a doggy toothbrush for a deeper clean and better removal of plaque and tartar.
Oxyfresh Premium Pet Dental Care Solution Pet Water Additive, $9.95
If your pet is older and you’ve gone years without brushing its teeth, starting now may prove difficult. Skip the wrestling match – turn to this water additive instead. Add a splash each time you fill up your dog’s water bowl, and he or she will enjoy better breath and cleaner teeth and gums. The best part is the formula is odorless and tasteless, so your pup will be none the wiser.
Greenies Original Natural Dental Dog Treats, $33.98
Solid chew toys are important for dogs – not only for your sanity (good riddance, squeakers and cotton stuffing) but also because they clean your pet’s teeth. The chewy texture of Greenies Dental Treats helps control tartar and plaque, and dogs seem to love the tasty, all-natural ingredients – a true win-win!
Bojafa Dog Teething Toys, $10
Bojafa toys are pure brilliance. Trick your dog into brushing its own teeth with these specially designed puzzle balls. The rubber material can be stuffed with snacks to hold your pup’s interest as it gently scrapes away plaque and tartar on the toy’s cone-shaped bristles.
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