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Pet Safe Dental Treats

There are a lot of dental treats out on the market. Choosing one can be very overwhelming and deciding which product is right for your pet can be frustrating. When you are shopping for dental products that are guaranteed to clean your pet’s teeth with tartar and plaque control, you want to look for the Veterinary Oral Health Council seal of approval. Here is am example for your reference.VOHC Seal

VOHC authorizes the use of the VOHC Registered Seal on products intended to help delay plaque and tartar on the teeth of animals. VOHC recommends that all of the products on its VOHC accepted list are used as suggested by the manufacturer and that treat products are given when the pet can be observed by the owner. Almost all dogs and cats enjoy the chewing action and taste of palatable treats, and typically spend a few minutes chewing the product rather than gulping it down whole or in large pieces. If your pet does not chew the product slowly and thoroughly, we recommend discontinuing use of the treat because it defeats the purpose. Make sure that the treat is an appropriate size for your pet. You want a chew that is recommended by the company’s suggested weight category. When giving a dental chew, keep in mind that it has additional calories. If your pet begins to gain weight when giving a daily dental chew, you may need to cut back on the normal feeding diet/kibble. Here is a list of a few VOHC approved dental treats…

Dog Chews

  • Tartar Shield Soft Rawhide Chews for Dogs
  • Canine Greenies®
  • Checkups Chews for Dogs
  • Member’s Mark Dental Treats
  • C.E.T.® VEGGIEDENT® FR3SH Chews for Dogs, all sizes
  • Improved Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for Dogs
  • VetIQ Minties Medium Dog Dental Treat
  • OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews for Dogs
  • Purina DentaLife Daily Oral Care Dog Treats

Cat Chews

  • Feline Greenies® Feline Dental Treats
  • Whiskas® Dentabites Cat Treats, Chicken and Salmon flavors
  • Purina DentaLife Daily Oral Care Cat Treats
  • Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Crunchy Bites Feline