Dental chews and at-home dental care
Just like you wouldn’t skip brushing your teeth in favor of visiting your dentist, your pet shouldn’t skip at-home dental care. With patience and diligence, you can train your pet to accept—and enjoy—toothbrushing, which is the best way to keep dental disease at bay. While daily toothbrushing is the gold standard of at-home dental care for pets, there are many other ways to help preserve your pet’s oral health, including:
- Dental chews
- Dental treats
- Water or food additives
- Oral rinses, wipes, and sprays
- Prescription dental diets
When choosing dental health products for your pet, keep in mind that not just any product will do. Look for packaging that displays the Veterinary Oral Health Council’s (VOHC) seal of approval. These products have proven that they slow plaque and tartar accumulation, thereby keeping your pet’s mouth healthier.