Unfortunately, most dogs and cats develop periodontal disease by the age of 3. Do you know the major cause of periodontal disease? Bad Breath! There’s no such thing as “doggy bad breath” or “cat bad breath.” Even senior dogs or cats shouldn’t have bad breath. If you notice your pets’ breath smell, see your veterinarian.
Even Senior Dogs Shouldn’t Have Bad Breath
Other Signs of Periodontal Disease
– bleeding, swollen or red gums
– tartar on teeth
– excessive drooling
– bumps or lumps in the mouth
– discolored and loose teeth
– difficulty chewing or loss of appetite
– unwilling to play or decrease in energy
To protect your pet’s from other infection, it is important to treat and control periodontal disease. If not treated, it can lead to dangerous health conditions such as lung, kidney, or heart disease.
The best thing for your pet’s dental health is a daily brushing. However for some pet parents, brushing can be challenging. Many pets are fuzzy and don’t like to get their teeth brushed.
Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Clean Without Brushing
There are a number of alternatives to brushing to help your pet maintain good oral health. Dental Chews are essentially treats that help your pet’s overall dental health through ingredients, texture and shape of the treat.
Make Everyday A WHIMZday!
Sugar loves Whimzees! Whimzees’ colors and unique shapes make it fun to chew. Whimzees are gluten free dental chews, made from vegetable-based ingredients. Whimzees uses natural ingredients such as Potato Starch, Glycerin, Powdered Cellulose, Lecithin, Malt Extract, and Yeast. Whimzees natural colors are derived from Alfalfa Extract, Annatto Extract, Malt Extract and Calcium Carbonate
Whimzees’ fun shapes such as Alligator and Hedgehog will keep your dog’s tail wagging. Each Whimzees dog dental chews are made to “ensure proper blood flow through the gums, prevent bad breath and the build-up of tartar.”
If you plan to give your dog Whimzees dental chew, I recommend to get the appropriate size, and always supervise your dog chewing. Our pals from Whimzees are providing one of our readers a bag of dental chews. Follow the giveaway tool for a chance to win.
Put some FUN in your dog’s dental health routine.
Make Everyday a WHIMZday!
Do you give your dog (cat) dental chews?
My dog loves dental chews!
All Things Collie says
We’ve been wanting to try these for a while. We’ve tried brushing, and we give them Greenies, hooves and bones.
I’ve also read of people having success cleaning their dogs teeth with coconut oil and the cotton make up squares.
We brush our dog’s teeth and they enjoy Greenie’s quite a bit.
Linda Szymoniak says
I have four rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds who don’t like having their teeth brushed,so I give them dental chews and keep an eye on their teeth. I also have some dental gel I put on their teeth and I do try to brush them when I can.
Sugar knock on wood thus far at nearly 14 I have been very fortunate not to have any tartar and my Vet always says my teeth are very clean
Hugs madi your bfff
We love Whimzees!
I brush their teeth regularly and give dental chews.
Sharon Gilbert says
Schooner and Skipper get raw bones to chew on plus they eat raw turkey necks, and chicken. Once in a great while I will buy dental chews but they will eat part and never finish them .he vet is amazed how clean their teeth look.
I give my dogs Whimzees! They love them. To keep my dog’s teeth clean I give them dental chews and brush their teeth often.
Murphy & Stanley says
We have never had those before. Me and Stanley brush our teeth with real toothpaste, poultry flavor.
Keep Calm & Bark On!
Murphy & Stanley
Maddie Swab says
My dog loves dental chews, especially Whimzees! I also brush her teeth 3-4 times per week and make sure it’s a fun experience so that she enjoys taking care of her dental health!
Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs says
Mr Denny loves those 🙂
Terry Yang says
Nika hates having her mouth touched so I have her teeth cleaned at the groomers. We would love to try the dental chews. I’m sure she could use them.
Idaho PugRanch says
We love Whimzees! one of Mabels favorite chews!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
Ann Staub says
Whimzees are fun 🙂 Did you know they are popular with pet rats too? I’ve never given one to mine. Maybe I should pick one up for them some time.
Sally Tews. says
Our dogs get greenies,and we had to have the older ones teeth cleaned.
Frankie and Ernie says
OMD those look GOOD…. THIS is the month fur Brushing and Dental Chews…
We try to brush our dog’s teeth regularly. These chews look great!
I do not give my dog dental chews. I brush her teeth and occasionally give her butcher bones.
Daniel Scott says
We give our dogs dental chews and we brush their teeth each week. They have never needed to have their teeth professionally cleaned and our vet is impressed with their teeth.
Those are sooo cute!!! I usually gets the Greenie ones, butts I would loves to try these…I likes using the dental chews, cause I don’t brush the toothers. I’ve got crazy good teeths, and the dogtor looks at them all the times. Ma says it’s all the drools! BOL!!!
Julie Lundstrom says
I do give my 2 dogs dental treats. These would be neat for them.
My dog has been using greenies, but I think we want to switch to something with more natural ingredients.
Deborah W. says
I brush my dogs’ teeth when I remember usually several times a week. These would be great to use too.
Christine Aiello says
Yes Coco gets dental chews and I always brush her teeth and gums, tongue and roof of her mouth!
Dental chews a bit too expensive. However, I brush my dogs teeth!
Bryn Nowell says
We have not tried chews up to this point. We do regularly brush their teeth (much to their dismay)
My dogs loves whimzees for their dental care
Rhonda Tenderholt says
Yes we give our dogs dental chews from Vitamin Shoppe. I just started using something that’s a seaweed base but I can’t remember who makes it. Not sure if it helps our old girl.
I occasionally give my dog dental chews. I don’t do enough for his mouth health.
Cathy truman says
My Bailey gets dental chews he loves them.
susan smoaks says
yes we give her chews all the time, she loves them.
Mary W says
I have different types of chewers so each dog gets their preference. One dog is obsessed with chewing on the giant white Nylabones That dog has the cleanest teeth the Vet has ever seen. The other dogs are not picky and will chew on almost any dog treat or specialized chew that they get on a regular basis.
Jenn Powell says
We give Abby greenies and don’t her teeth are in good shape between that and regular checkups,we’d love to try whimz????
Sandy Weinstein says
i dont give them dental chews, they get small bully sticks for the 2 younger girls and the oldest gets her dried tripe sticks, they get their teeth brushed every nite, have tooth gel, go to the dental specialist for check ups every 3 mos or so, he only does teeth and is abt 190 miles away. they also get a solution in their water. all of the products were developed by the dental specialist. i have also learned how to scape the tartar off their teeth, and use the human flossies that have the little brushes at the ends on the youngest girl since she has some spaces in her front teeth. she has had gum graphs and root planing. all of the girls have had fillings as well. my rule of thumb is not to give them any treats or chews that i cant make a dent in it with my fingernail. my oldest cracked 2 of her teeth on something her previous vet had given her. my dental vet is very strict abt what chews, toys they can play with, no tennis balls, no pull toys, etc. people come from all over the us to see him. he started the dental program at the nc vet school yrs ago.
Susan P. says
Mine get Greenies dental chews and Nylabones. They get their teeth cleaned once or twice a year.
Pamela Rehm says
we already use whimzees toothbrushes plus at our local feed store they sell the alligators which they really love
Carly D. says
We haven’t given him dog chews yet but he needs them! His breath is so bad! We try brushing his teeth but it is tough.
Allison Hoffman says
My dog loves his dental chews!
Those look so good. Me and Addi would love to try some and help our teef at the same time.
Kim V says
I’ve been giving my baby Milkbone Brushing Chews lately to help with her teeth but we’re always up to something new to try! These sound very interesting and would love to try them!
Dawn Rasor says
We do give our dogs dental chews but they dont seem to work very well. We also brush their teeth but still they get tarter build up. We have our dogs teeth cleaned by our veterinarian. In fact, we just had our senior collies teeth cleaned in October and we will be scheduling our younger collie to have his teeth cleaned soon.
Frances Carty says
I give my dogwhimzees andgreenies. I am too lazy to brush his teeth.
Lynnete Wright says
My dogs get Proden Plaquoff on their food. They also chew antlers/horns.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Bad breath isn’t good no matter how old / young you are. Happy we’ve got dental chews in this world.
HAPPY HAZEL says
Happy loves dental chews! He tried Whimzees while ago and he loved it! I love it because it’s all natural and has fun shapes! <3
Sari Donaldson says
I give Tater a variety of chews to keep her teeth healthy , to help with doggie breath, and to keep her smile bright.
I also brush her teeth and get regular check ups at the vet.
Tater loves cow or pig ears, carrots, bell peppers, and has tried a few different denti sticks.
She also is fed Taste of the Wild food and lots of fresh water to insure good dental health and overall health.
I love knowing Whimzees are a natural product and come in fun shapes. It is so hard to find this in a chew these days. ????????????????????????????
Amy A says
Nala gets dental chew, the occasional bully stick and on a rare occasion a raw bone. Now Cody does not get these things because he looks at me like I am crazy when I try to give him any type of chew.
Michelle Cavanaugh says
Our guys all get dental bones.
I would love to try these for my 3 golden boys. I have tried the greenies on occasion but they would rather chew on elk antlers and eat a healthy diet in order to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Mindy S says
I don’t give my dog dental chews very often but it’s because I forget to buy them. I really need to get better at helping him get clean teeth. I know that the vet can do it but it’s expensive and he needs to be sedated.
Cheryl Chervitz says
My Boston’s get dental chews and I try to brush when I can.
Starla B says
These sound and look awesome. I definitely do give my big boy dental chews- I also have routine check ups with a cleaning done for him!
I Love Goldens says
I don’t use dental chews for my dog currently. I do keep her teeth brushed regularly and give her white cattle bones (from Red Barn) to keep her teeth healthy.
Yes, my dogs get dental chews and love them. I also take my dogs to get their teeth cleaned regularly.
Laura J says
Yes we do give dental chews to help keep their teeth clean and healthy, but I have never seen or tried these before. Oh they would love them!
Stephanie Liske says
We do give our dogs dental chews.
Yes, I do. I brush my dogs teeth everyday .
melissa Resnick says
honestly i dont do much
Tracy Murphy says
Yes I give our dogs dental . I have brushed their teeth a few times .
Laurie Emerson says
We give all 3 dental chews. I use them to keep their teeth healthy and clean.
Shari Klyn says
We give these to Bubba about once a month. He seems to really enjoy them.
Trisha McKee says
I give my bullies dental chews occasionally. I admit I need to be more on top of their dental health.
Sue J. says
My dog will not deal with any toothbrushing, so I do try to find him dental chews that he likes!
Candie L says
I do not know why but I only give them chews every once in awhile. Thank you
Lisa F. says
I use dental treats quite often. I used to brush my previous dog’s teeth, but I got out of the habit of doing it for my current dogs.
jules m. says
we use the dental treats quite often, i havent ever brushed his teeth but we need to! hes only 1 right now
My dog doesn’t seem to like dental chews. My husband cleans our dog’s teeth with some doggie dental tools that he bought at a pet shop.