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Magic in a Kibble! Do You Know About Dental Food?

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.

Other benefits:

  • 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.

Other benefits:

  • 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:

  1. Hill’s Prescription Diet Dental Care Chews works like a toothbrush and dental floss to clean teeth and freshen breath.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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