If brushing your pets’ teeth is not an option for you, we have multiple options for dental food here at the Moncton Animal Hospital boutique. Most dental foods are not only a well-balanced maintenance diet, but also designed to promote dental health and reduce plaque, stain, and tartar buildup.
Here are a few of our most popular dental diets, and how they work to brush your pets’ teeth while they have their daily snacks.
Royal Canin Dental Diet
How it works:
- The shape and size of the kibble provide a mechanical scrubbing on the teeth to reduce plaque and tartar.
- Safe chemical brushing to break down the tartar buildup.
- The specific density of the kibble is to encourage more chewing.
- Includes ingredients that will stick to the teeth and in and around the mouth to reduce plaque and tartar buildup.
- Triple action dental health
- Supports joint health
- Supports digestive and bladder health
- Fortifies natural defences
Hill T/D dental diet
How it works:
- Unique kibble shape and size to promote mechanical brushing.
- Special fibre matrix technology for additional mechanical brushing.
- Complete and balanced nutrition.
- Cleans the tooth surface.
- Fights plaque and bacteria.
- Promotes overall health, including bladder health.
For added protection, we have a plethora of dental treats and chews to encourage oral health. We have something for everyone, no matter the breed. Here are just a few of our favourites:
- Hill’s Prescription Diet Dental Care Chews works like a toothbrush and dental floss to clean teeth and freshen breath.
- C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Dogs combines a natural antiseptic plus an abrasive texture that works with the dog’s chewing action to loosen tartar and provide clinically proven plaque control.
- C.E.T. Veggiedent Tartar Control Chews for Dogs have an exclusive Z-shape which works with a dog’s chewing action to reduce plaque and decrease tartar formation.
- Feline Greenies Dental Treats helps maintain good dental care by offering a unique shape and crunchy texture that’s proven to reduce tartar.
If your pet doesn’t want to fully commit to changing to a dental diet, we recommend offering the dental diet kibbles as a treat. With their low calorie, great nutrition and amazing teeth brushing properties, a dental diet kibble might be the best choice for your pet.
Written by: Monica Blanchard, RVT