Dog Dental Care – Food Options
Dog food comes in many varieties and takes into account your dog’s needs. There are dog food products that cover everything from allergies to cancer.
The following is a list of some of the best dog food formulated specifically for dental health. I’ve created a series of links to the most popular dog food for dental care.
These are affiliate links, which means if you click on one, I will be compensated, but you won’t be charged for anything unless you decide to shop online.
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Oral Care
I like Hill’s Science Diet for a few reasons. First, they have the stamp of approval from the Veterinary Oral Health Council. The food has a 5 1/2 star rating on Amazon, and people claim it actually helps remove dog plaque from your dog’s teeth.
TruDog Real Meat Organic Meat Freeze-Dried
TruDog has a unique spin on the raw meat craze….freeze dried meat. The specific formula in the link isn’t designed specifically for dog oral care, but the food is just crunchy enough to scrub plaque from your dog’s teeth. It’s organic, hypoallergenic, and doesn’t have additives or preservatives. I also like the slick, easy-to-open packaging.
Purina DentaLife Chews for Dogs
I’ve given these to my dogs and they seem to like the taste. These particular chews are more rubbery than some of the other chews available. It seems to keep them chewing longer and the longer they chew, the more plaque they’ll be able to break down.
Pedigree Dentastix Fresh Treats for Dogs
These are the house favorite! I particularly like the green treats because they smell much better to me. The dogs really love them and I can visibly see that it has made a difference in their teeth.
Get Naked Grain Free Dog Dental Care
These are fantastic for dogs and come in all sizes. Get Naked products provide added vitamins and minerals. They are also fortified with Omega 3 and 6. The calorie count is a little higher than some of the other products on the market, but not significantly higher.
I always have to balance how many dental treats I hand out in a day to avoid excess calories. My dogs could use a little weight loss, so it’s important for me to look at the packaging to see how many calories are in one dog treat.
On average, dogs need about 800 calories per day. The formula is based on 25 calories per pound in order for your dog to maintain weight. If, like mine, your dog is already overweight, you’ll want to look for low-calorie and grain-free dental treat options.
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