Natural Dental Chew Options for Your Pets!

Natural Dental Chew Options for Your Pets!

Natural Dental Chew Options for Your Pets!

Natural Dental Chew Options for Your Pets!

Other than regular toothbrushing and professional dental cleanings, another great way to keep your pet’s teeth in top shape is by using dental chews.

However, not all dental chews are good quality, and sometimes a natural option is best.


The Problem With Chews

The problem is most of the dental chews on the market made specifically for cats and dogs are full of artificial ingredients. They often contain things that your pet really should never be eating, such as sugars and additives.

I’ve heard of lots of digestive issues arising from these types of chews, so it’s important to check ingredients before giving them to your pet. That can be a hassle, however.

An even easier and better option is to look for healthy chew alternatives.

Healthy Chew Alternatives

A great alternative for dental chews for your pet is any raw bone. Keep in mind that they cannot be cooked, only given raw.

For dogs, you might give a big meaty bone. For cats, look for smaller things that are edible like a chicken wing or turkey wing.

Some other natural alternatives are things like:

  • Dried lamb ears
  • Cow ears
  • Chicken feet
  • Dried livers
  • Dried hearts
  • Chicken jerky
  • Turkey jerky
  • Beef jerky

Things that are natural that your pet can chew on will help with naturally cleaning their gums, mouth and teeth.

Just remember that chews shouldn’t replace regular toothbrushing. If you’re in need of a safe pet toothpaste, check out ours here!

Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!


April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.

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