You love your dog’s slobbery kisses. But is bad breath making it not-so-fun to get close to your affectionate pet?
Well, here’s some news that’s bound to be a breath of fresh air: getting rid of your dog’s bad breath can be as simple as the treats you give to him.
So sit, stay and keep reading to find out the 5 best dog treats for bad breath.
How did we create this list, you may be wondering? We did a bunch of homework (and kept it away from the dogs), and then went straight to pet owners like you!
These dog treats for bad breath are the ones that got the most 5-star reviews on Amazon.
#1: Milk Bone Brushing Chews
Tastes like a treat, but cleans like a toothbrush! Clinically proven to be as effective as brushing, Milk Bone Brushing Chews sport the registered seal from the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC). (This means they support the product’s claim to control tartar and plaque.) The twisty shape of these treats is great for getting the hard-to-reach back teeth.
Your dog will go nuts for these teeth cleaning treats. Shaped like a toothbrush and great at removing plaque, Whimzees tasty vegetarian dog treats are highly digestible, low in fat, and filled with fiber. Available in a variety of sizes with no added chemicals, wheat or gluten.
#3: Greenies Dental Dog Treats
Made in the USA and approved by the VOHC, Greenies Dental Dog Treats are available in multiple sizes and formulas. Got an overweight pet? You’ll love that these treats are low fat and low cal. Greenies’ unique toothbrush shape feels great on the gums while deep cleaning your dog’s teeth.
#4: Pedigree Dentastix
One treat a day scrapes the dog plaque away! Vet-recommended and clinically proven to reduce plaque buildup, these patented X-shaped treats are USA-made and come in just about every flavor under the sun so you can treat your dog to what he likes best. Available in mini and large.
#5: Merrick Brush Bones
Unlike most dog treats, Merrick brush bones are grain free and gluten free and made with all-natural ingredients. No sorbic acid or sodium copper chlorophyllin. These highly digestible premium dental chews come in Lil’, Mini, or Big Brush Bones.
Your dog will feel better with Checkups dental treats – and you will, too. In addition to regular dental checks, Checkups are an easy way to keep your dog’s teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Checkups work in three ways. They help remove plaque and tartar, stimulate gums and freshen breath. Plus, they are highly digestible, contain omega-3 fatty acids and are wheat gluten free.
For more easy ways to get rid of bad dog breath and plaque buildup, check out this article.