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The Best Dental Treats for Dogs

As any dog owner can attest to, going to the pet store and finding the absolute best dental treats and chew toys can be a daunting task. These days it seems there are aisles upon aisles of dental treats, making it a challenge to know which ones are good for your furry friend and which may actually be harmful.

So, how do you know what’s good and what’s not? When a dental treat claims it can “help prevent tartar and plaque buildup,” can you really trust that this is true, or is it just a lot of talk? Today we are going to go over a few of our favorite dental treats for dogs in the hopes to make your trip to the pet store that much more enjoyable. As always, if you have any questions about this information or would like further clarification about the best dental treats for your dog, please do not hesitate to ask.

A Word of Advice:

Before we get started, we would like to discuss one more thing in regards to your pet’s dental health. Simply buying high-quality dental treats is not the only thing you should be doing in order to keep your pup’s teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean. It is important that you adopt a regular dental routine, making an effort to brush your dog’s teeth at least once per week, more often if possible. At Sykesville Veterinary Clinic, we offer a range of dental services aimed to help restore and maintain your pet’s overall dental health. To learn more about these services or to discuss your dog’s dental routine with one of our veterinarians, give us a call.

Dental chews are made from a range of different products and materials, some that are mint or chicken-flavored, others that are made of rawhide and are designed to last for many chews. Without further ado, here is a look at the best dental treats for dogs:

Nylabone Nutri Dent Dental Care System

These are one of the best dental chews on the market. As the name states, this dental system aims to help maintain healthy gums and teeth, all while leaving a tasty flavor in your dog’s mouth. There are several different products within this dental line, including small chews and dental care pouches.

Clenz-A-Dent Treats

This option is high in veggies and all sorts of good things for your pet, making it one of our favorite dental chews. These treats also contain a unique ingredient called RF2, which can help fight against biofilm developing on your dog’s teeth.


Another favorite of ours (and ours customers’!) are Greenies. In the shape of a toothbrush, these dog dental chews are not only fun, but also good for your pet, too. The toothbrush design allows the treats to hit a broader surface, ensuring your dog’s mouth is clean and fresh once the treat is done. They are made with a blend of soy and wheat protein, which means your pet will have an easier time digesting them.

Virbac CET Chews for Dogs and Cats

This is a trusted brand that vets and dog owners alike love. These dental chews are made of beef hides, which work well to clean your pet’s teeth while still having a delicious flavor. They also include an extra enzyme that will stop plaque from forming and wreaking havoc on your pet’s teeth.

We hope you now have a better idea of which dental chews are best for your dog. If you are wondering about another option that we did not mention, just ask!

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