Updated: May 16, 2015

Dental Dog Treat Reviews:

You may ask - Why does my dog need a dental treat? The answer is quite simple, dogs get tooth decay just like humans do and if left untreated you could be talking about a hefty bill at the vet to get their teeth fixed. An easy solution to all those possible dental issues are the latest doggie dental chews and treats. Not too long ago dog owners had to try and brush their dogs teeth - if you have never tried this you can probably imagine how difficult it is. Pet owners now have the better option of buying dental dog treats and giving them to their pet in place of the dreaded teeth brushing experience. When we first purchased our little Yorkie the vet mentioned purchasing some dog dental treats once the teeth came in and were strong enough to handle them. Our dog loves these rawhide chews and treats. The dental treats help prevent plaque buildup, tartar formation, doggie breath, and gum disease. Dental health is as important for dogs as it is humans, so be a good pet owner and get your dog a bag of these treats. Most are fairly inexpensive - $15 to $20 for a bag.


Choosing a Dental Dog Treat - Dogs love to chew things, especially those still it their puppy stage. A chewy texture on the dental treat is what you are looking for. Greenies is one such brand that are approved by the VOHC (Veterinary Oral Health Council). They are the #1 recommended dental chew by Vets and the owner reviews posted on websites like Amazon and Petco back up all the claims. The Greenies canine dental chews are shaped just right with bristles and grooves along with a handle valley and knuckle ends. Dogs can't get enough of these things. So beyond chew, you want the dental treats to taste good and be easy to digest. Some dogs have sensitive stomach to certain rawhides or chews, so try a few if things aren't going right. Another top brand are the C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Chews for Dogs - they offer an abrasive texture which fights plaque and tartar buildup. The enzymes also fight harmful bacteria buildup while freshening the dogs breath. Our dog prefers the Checkups Dental Dog Treats. We cut the treat in half for our smaller dog and feed him 1 a day at most. We get the 24 pack bag for roughly $18 - it lasts all month since we give him only half at one time. You will see all these products available for different sized dogs - usually based on their weight. Dog toothpaste is still available and your dog may like it, but many dogs do better with the dental chews. Want to read reviews on dog dental treats/chews? There is no better website than Amazon which literally has 1000's to read. Top brands include Greenies, Nylabone, Petrodex, Virbac, and Checkups. RECOMMENDED - We suggest you browse the best selling dog dental chews online here.

Best Dental Dog Treat:

RECOMMENDED - The #1 seller on all pet related websites are the Greenies Dental Chews for Dogs. They are ideal for dogs 25 to 50 pounds (for smaller dogs see our choice below) but they do offer various sizes. Greenies come in 6 oz, 12 oz, 18 oz and 27 ounce sizes. The chews will help control plaque and tartar, but most dog owners mention the improved breath of their dogs. The treats also contain dietary fiber and antioxidants (not sure dogs need this but it's included). I will say this, our neighbor has 2 beagles and they love these things. The dogs would probably eat several of these everyday, but since they are fairly expensive, our neighbor limits them to 1 every few days. Our smaller Yorkie tried some of these but the poor thing almost choked on the smallest size. It was probably our mistake as the dog was only 4 months old and not even 5 pounds yet, but he gulped the treat instead of chewing it down and I had to remove what was left from his mouth.


Dog Dental Chew:

RECOMMENDED - The Checkups- Dental Dog Treats for $18 is a great alternative to the Greenies above. Our Yorkie eats just half of one of these and seems to digest them ok. We tried a few other brands and the poor dog either choked or vomited. The Checkups contain Omega 3 Fatty acids and are gluten free. They help get rid of the doggie breath that many dog owners deal with. Overall we are satisfied with the quality of the product and the last visit to the vet our dogs teeth and gums were doing just fine. Amazingly, the pet product market continues to grow and as pet owners we feel inclined to support things that will help our dogs or cats live a healthier life. Since our dog seems to enjoy these chews so much, we will continue to buy this brand.