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Are there any acceptable dental chews? I have read the posts about greenies and promptly took those back. I just came home from Costco with a bag of Nubz by Nylabone. The reviews look good on Amazon. Does anyone have an opinion? 🤔
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According to our veterinary emergency hospital, no. None of them are safw. They told me THE most common cause of surgical intestinal blockages they see are a result of dental chews. After a dental chew cost us $1800 and cost poor Kodi 3 days in the hospital... and that was WITHOUT needing surgery, I would never let a dog of mine TOUCH a dental chew again.


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I was thinking these were not actual dental chews. The bag calls them "Edible dog chews ". The description says "helps clean teeth and freshen breath ".
The reviews on Amazon were really unusually good. I have never used purchased treats because of the nutritional deficiency of them. But I would like some help with the teeth. I have done some brushing but not enough because neither of us like it very well. So I procrastinate! 😕

Luci had her teeth cleaned last year at seven years old. The vet pulled a small tooth because it had a cavity. So I am motivated and doing better with the brushing! Now I have two dogs and it would be nice to get some help from a chew that is safe and fun for them.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I have been letting Loki have these Zuke's Z-Bone dental chews in Crisp Apple. They really don't seem like chews to me (you know nothing hard for Loki, I can break these). It only takes him a few minutes to eat it. I rotate them with the other treats he gets when I leave to go to work in the morning - peas and carrots in a Mazee ball, dried banana chips in a baby kong with a teaspoon of peanut butter on top, cut up strawberries in kong with a little plain yogurt, etc. He really likes them. But then, Loki likes everything. I like that they smell like green juice. I didn't get them for the dental benefits but because they looked like somewhat healthy little bones.




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We always stayed away from giving Kirby any kind of rawhide after the dog we had before him had an intestinal blockage from rawhide. Kirby never once had his teeth cleaned until the age of 13, about 4 months before he passed away. When he had his teeth cleaned, the vet expected to have to remove some of his teeth because of his advanced age. When she cleaned his teeth, she was absolutely amazed at what great shape all of his teeth were in, none having to be removed. He did have some plaque though...expected at that age. We gave him Dentachews....just about 2 inches of a piece a day for years. He never seemed to ever have a problem with them. He wasn't good about having his teeth brushed, ever, so I am ashamed to admit that I let the Dentachews do the work for me. I'll be interested to see what others say about all of this, as I too would like to know if there is a safe chew out there for teeth. I would love to be able to have the same kind of result with Opie as we did with Kirby!

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I was thinking these were not actual dental chews. The bag calls them "Edible dog chews ". The description says "helps clean teeth and freshen breath ".
The reviews on Amazon were really unusually good. I have never used purchased treats because of the nutritional deficiency of them. But I would like some help with the teeth. I have done some brushing but not enough because neither of us like it very well. So I procrastinate! 😕

Luci had her teeth cleaned last year at seven years old. The vet pulled a small tooth because it had a cavity. So I am motivated and doing better with the brushing! Now I have two dogs and it would be nice to get some help from a chew that is safe and fun for them.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Really, the ONLY things that help are brushing, and getting an enzymatic toothpaste into the mouth. Dental chews don't help and bones don't help. If you can't brush, at least have them lick some enzymatic toothpaste off your finger every day. Most dogs love it, and there are several flavors for fussy dogs. My guys seem to like the Petrodex poultry flavor the best.


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I was thinking these were not actual dental chews. The bag calls them "Edible dog chews ". The description says "helps clean teeth and freshen breath ".
The reviews on Amazon were really unusually good. I have never used purchased treats because of the nutritional deficiency of them. But I would like some help with the teeth. I have done some brushing but not enough because neither of us like it very well. So I procrastinate! 😕

Luci had her teeth cleaned last year at seven years old. The vet pulled a small tooth because it had a cavity. So I am motivated and doing better with the brushing! Now I have two dogs and it would be nice to get some help from a chew that is safe and fun for them.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also, keep in mind that the reviews on Amazon are just other consumers. If their dogs like them, they'll post a positive review. It really doesn't say anything about their effectiveness.


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