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These oral care products battle bad breath while keeping pets’ teeth clean and healthy.
Zuke’s Z-Bone Dental Chews have an ideal texture for polishing teeth and maintaining healthy gums. They do not contain wheat, cornstarch, cellulose, tapioca or synthetic chlorophyll. Their simple ingredients, which include whole food fruits and vegetables, are easy to digest. Dental Chews are available in four sizes: Mini Z-Bones for dogs 10 to 25 lbs., Regular Z-Bones for dogs 25 to 60 lbs. and Large Z-Bones for dogs 60 to 90 lbs. They come in apple and carrot varieties.
Oratene Water Additive from ZYMOX provides relief from dry mouth, which can cause bad breath, periodontal disease and tooth loss. The additive eliminates odor-causing bacteria and plaque biofilm and does not need to be applied through brushing. The Oratene line also features a Brushless Toothpaste Gel, Breath Freshening Spray and Antiseptic Gel for serious oral conditions.
The Arm & Hammer Super Treadz Gator Dental Chew Toy from Fetch...for Pets! is an easy way to clean dogs’ teeth while they play. The patented ridged design helps fight tartar and plaque buildup, scraping the teeth’s exterior while they chew. Infused with baking soda, the toy also freshens breath. Super Treadz come in fun, durable animal shapes built for the most powerful chewers.
Emerald Pet Fresh Smileezz Dog Dental chews include mint, dill and parsley to freshen breath from the inside out. They also contain coconut oil and kelp, which naturally reduce bacteria in the mouth for healthy teeth and gums. Made in the USA, these chews do not contain grain, gluten, soy, sugars or sweeteners.
Breathless Brushless Toothpaste from Ark Naturals is a dog chew that helps reduce bad breath, plaque and tartar in order to improve overall oral health. A senior variety from the company’s Gray Muzzle line is also available for older dogs that may have missing teeth or tender gums.
Nutri-Vet Breath & Tartar Biscuits have a vet-formulated blend of unique antioxidants that help dogs maintain healthy teeth and gums. The chicken-flavored biscuits are baked hard and crunchy to promote strong teeth. Parsley flakes and spearmint are included to help naturally freshen breath.
John Paul Pet Tooth & Gum Pet Wipes are safe and effective in helping to remove plaque build-up and stains from teeth. Designed for cats and dogs, the all-natural wipes use fresh mint and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to reduce odor. The wipe can be wrapped around a finger in order to run it along a pet’s gum line. The product was tested on humans, but is pH balanced for pets.
BRUSHZEES are daily dental treats for dogs from WHIMZEES. With grooves and ridges, these treats remove plaque and tartar to promote fresh breath and clean teeth. The treats are designed specifically for the way dogs grip and chew. BRUSHZEES are available in sizes extra-small to extra-large, and packaging options include Bulk Display Boxes, Value Bags, Individual Flow Wraps and Variety Value Containers.
PetzLife’s Complete Oral Care is an all-natural product that works to eliminate plaque and tartar from pets’ teeth. It can also heal gum tissue and kill bacteria that cause bad breath. Made in the USA, this product is available as a gel or spray.
Top Performance ProDental Finger Brushes from PetEdge offer an easy way to brush pets’ teeth. The finger-glove design slides over the index finger and can be used to sweep away food debris. The soft, raised bristles are flexible enough to reach hard-to-get areas. The product is disposable for simple cleanup.