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Dental Disease, Dental Chews and Your Dog

Dental chews can become an integral part of a well-rounded oral hygiene program. While no treat is a substitution for regular brushing and veterinary dental care, dental chews may help reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Some dog treats even feature added enzymes to combat harmful deposits and freshen breath. If your pet is showing any of the following signs, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian before implementing any aspect of an at-home dental care program:

  • Bad breath
  • Oral pain
  • Dropping food
  • Reluctance to eat hard food
  • Facial swelling
  • Increased salivation

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  • Updated: 10/8/2018: 9:27:31 PM ET