February might be Pet Dental Health Month, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep an eye on your pet’s teeth all year long.
If you start early enough, and your pet is patient enough, they may let you brush their teeth. Several types of toothbrushes are available, as well as pet-friendly toothpastes (including fish, peanut butter and cheese flavors!).
But what if you’re one of the many pet parents whose pet won’t let them touch their teeth with a brush? Not to worry – there are some great dental products that can still help keep their teeth clean, prevent plaque and tartar build-up, combat stinky breath, and stimulate gums.
To keep your pet’s teeth pearly white, here are our picks for top products for optimum dental health:
What dog wouldn’t want to chew on these adorably delicious dental chews? Founded in Holland, Whimzees makes their dental treats with six natural, plant-based, functional ingredients and no GMOs, gluten, meat, or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. These potato-based chews – alligator, toothbrushes, sticks and hedgehogs – are shaped to help ensure proper blood flow through the gums and help to prevent plaque, tartar, and bad breath. Plus, they come in a range of sizes, so there’s a Whimzee chew for every dog.
Dogs and cats will love to get their teeth on Ark Naturals. Perfect for pets that won’t let you brush their teeth, Ark Naturals chews offer two levels of dental protection – a rigid outer layer with ridges and a soft toothpaste core. First, pets chew on the outer layer that uses alfalfa, cinnamon, vanilla, and clove to fight bad breath. Then the ridges help scrape bacteria from teeth and stimulates gums. Next up is the toothpaste-filled center, which also helps fight plaque, tartar and bacteria!
It says it all in the name! These natural dental supplements are made from seaweed, working from the inside to prevent plaque from sticking to the teeth and soften existing tartar deposits. Free from additives and artificial preservatives, these chews also contain no gluten or added sugar, and are great for dogs and cats.
If you brush your dog’s teeth, Vet’s Best Dental Gel Toothpaste is a wonderful choice – it cleans away tartar and plaque, while whitening and brightening at the same time. This gel is made using natural ingredients including neem oil, grapefruit seed extract, and enzymes. Just apply it to a brush or your finger for clean teeth and fresh breath.
In Clover Grin & Smile
Come on, get happy, with In Clover Grin and Smile dental chews. Grin soft chews are made just for dogs, helping freshen breath and keep mouths healthy. Using all natural ingredients, cleansing chlorophyll, and organic pre-biotics stop plaque and tartar, while tackling bad breath at the source. And give your kitty a Smile soft chew for shiny teeth. Its proprietary formula of flavonoids, pre-biotics, catnip and green tea extract goes beyond the surface to work from the inside out.