Dental chews are a part of my daily dog mom routine. Wynston, Khloee and McKenzie Rae all have nice teeth and I credit it to keeping them on a strict dental regiment. I admit I’m not the best at cleaning my dog’s teeth, but I do hand out “dentals” every single morning. Wynston is seven years old and he still doesn’t have periodontal disease. A whopping 80% of dogs and cats have the onset of periodontal disease by the time they are three years old. Wynston did have to have a few teeth removed due to a baby tooth that still existed and caused two teeth to grow in abnormally, but it wasn’t initiated by poor dental health. My secret is daily dental chew. Here are what I consider to be the best dental chews for small dogs.
“Wynston is awake from anesthesia, and recovering. Surgery went well.” The words every pet parent wants to hear. I got the call around 11am from Dr. Knott, one of the amazing veterinarians at Oasis Animal Hospital. I had dropped Wynston off at 7:30am for dental surgery, and I couldn’t wait to have him back in my arms. “You can pick him up at 1 o’clock.” I pulled into the parking lot at 12:57.
Recently Wynston and I were at the vet and the doctor asked if I had ever taken Wynston in to get his teeth cleaned. I told him no, and that I have a daily dental routine for him to keep his pearly whites bright and shining! The doctor proceeded to tell me how pristine and gorgeous Wyn’s teeth are. My secret?! Dental chews!
I admit it. I’m horrible about brushing my dog’s teeth. I give them dental chews daily (and they have really healthy teeth!) but I know I need to get into a better routine of cleaning their teeth. The new Emmi-pet Ultrasound Toothbrush will get me started on that new routine!