Caring for your dog can be a difficult task for some, especially when it comes to taking care of their teeth and mouth. Milk-Bone, a dog treat company that has been making dog treats since 1908, has now introduced an easier way to help dog lovers keep their canine’s chompers clean and their mouths smelling great.
When used daily, Brushing Chews are “clinically proven to reduce tartar and plaque build-up, as well as fight bad breath,” according to the milk-bone website. This is great news for pet owners who don’t have the time or willpower to brush their dog’s teeth.
In a recent interview with Veterinary News, Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, noted that although most veterinarians have gotten better at treating oral problems in dogs, “we haven’t figured out this whole brushing thing yet… I love my German pointer so much I’d give him both my kidneys — but I don’t brush his teeth.” The result of owners not brushing their pup’s teeth leaves over 80 percent of dogs with periodontal disease by just three years of age.
Luckily, Milk-Bone’s Brushing Chews help solve these problems by providing dogs with 12 essential vitamins and minerals and a Veterinary Oral Health Council Seal of Acceptance for tartar control. “When fed daily, Milk-Bone Brushing Chews are as effective as brushing a dog’s teeth twice a week based on the reduction of tartar build-up,” according to Milk-Bone.
Milk-Bone Brushing Chews are now available in stores nationwide and even come in a box shaped just like human toothpaste. Just as humans need to visit the dentist multiple times throughout the year, it’s important to always take your dog to the veterinarian as they are your dog’s dentist. Always ask your vet for advice when it comes to what’s best for your dog’s health.