Using dog dental treats as regular part of your dogs dental cleaning routine, provides many benefits for your dog, including plaque removal and breath freshening. Used in conjunction with regular tooth brushing, they can help extend the life of your dog's teeth and reduce the chance he may develop gum disease or other dental problems.
Gum disease, the most common canine dental problem, begins when a dog eats. Food residue and saliva form plaque, which may settle on the dog's teeth at the gumline. Over time, the plaque hardens into tartar, and the tartar can cause periodontal (gum) disease if it is not removed. Periodontal disease doesn't stop at your dog's mouth. Dogs with gum disease may be more prone to heart, liver or kidney problems because of the inflammation and infection that results from gum disease.
Dental treat choices include dental bones, dental rawhides and dental chew treats. Because we stock a large selection, your final selection will depend on the size of your dog and his particular chewing preferences.