We’re squeaking in on the last few days of National Pet Dental Health Month!
When I took Newt in for her annual exam a few months ago, our vet mentioned a tartar buildup on one side of her mouth. She said that some owners do, in fact, brush their cat’s teeth. Hmm…
Truthfully, oral care is much easier with the boys. They’re all okay(ish) with having their teeth brushed, though I’m terrible about remembering to do it. I know brushing is the very best option, but there are some great oral health products for brush-free cleaning that are worth rotating in. They’re great chewers and routinely pick up different substrates – elk antlers, Busy Buddies, ropes – that we have floating around the house and give their teeth a workout. For the big dogs, who aren’t allergic to everything like Cooper is, we also have an arsenal of daily care products to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
My absolute favorite is the indigo fresh Dental Sauce from PetSafe. It’s so simple. You just squirt a tablespoon of the sauce onto their dinner, and since these guys eat kibble, I think they get a scraping action along with the sauce.
The sauce also has antioxidants for immune support, which I love. The only thing with this sauce is that my guys really dislike the mint flavor. They love the sweet potato, though, and get super excited to have their dinner topped with it, so that’s the only flavor we buy.
They’re both substantial chews that work to clean teeth and gums. I love these for two reasons: First, they’re actually big enough for big dogs! Many other brands of similar chews are just too small, and I get anxious about one of them choking on pieces that aren’t sized correctly.
Second, they are digestible. We had some trouble with Emmett with another brand of dental chew. He didn’t digest it well and seemed to get an upset stomach every time he had one. That’s never happened with these. And, since the sticks are low-calorie, I’m not worried about excess weight coming from these treats.
We do not intend to get Emmett a full dental procedure, so keeping his mouth as healthy as possible now is super important to me. The other two will probably get dentals in the fall (Cooper’s first ever!), but I want to make it a quick and easy procedure by employing as many preventative methods as possible.
So, those are my three picks for dental health! And, thanks to PetSafe, one of you has the chance to win all three of these oral health products – just in time to close out Pet Dental Health Month!
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Thank you, PetSafe, for so generously offering this giveaway!
Disclaimer: PetSafe very kindly sent along each of these products, though we were already using them in our day-to-day! I’d never recommend something we didn’t truly use and love. All opinions are my own.