Unlike us, our pets do not have the ability to take care of their own teeth. Instead, they are reliant on us to provide the necessary tools and treatments to maintain the health and function of their teeth on their behalf. While cleaning their teeth and taking them to visit their pet dentist in Warrior, AL are very beneficial elements of quality pet care, something else that you can do it to provide your furbaby with suitable dental toys.
Pet dental toys have two key functions. Firstly, the encourage your pet to chew. This action stimulates their body to produce additional saliva which will rinse away food debris and bacteria. It was also help fight any acids produced by any plaque that has accumulated on her teeth. Secondly, the chewing action helps to clean your pet’s teeth, removing plaque and tartar and minimizing the damage that they can do to her dental health.
With so many toys on the market, it can be difficult to decide which is right for your furbaby. To help you narrow down your options, here are some of the best dental toys currently available for our gorgeous pets.
Best Dental Toys for Dogs
KONG chew toys are always a popular choice with pet owners and their furbabies. They are particularly robust and can withstand all manner of chewing. The deep grooves are abrasive enough to help clean your dog’s teeth as they rub against them, and the KONG dental can be filled with treats too. Double-up on the benefits by ensuring that the treats you fill your pet’s with are healthy and good for his teeth.
Benebone Rocking Dental Chew
This delicious bacon-flavored dental chew is beneficial for your pet’s teeth in a number of different ways. Firstly, it is deeply textured, providing the cleaning action that is so important in removing bacteria, food debris and plaque. Secondly, it can withstand vigorous chewing meaning that you won’t need to replace it anytime soon. The design of the Benebone rocking chew has two ‘handles’ either side which makes it ideal for gentle games of tug’o’war with your pet.
Nylabone Dura Chew X Bone
If you need something virtually indestructible then look no further than the Nylabone X Bone which is ideal for your enthusiastic power chewer. This uniquely-shaped dental toy is also covered in a range of different grooves and nodules which are perfect for getting between your pet’s teeth and remove any debris and stubborn plaque.
Best Dental Toys for Cats
Petstages Dental Kitty Chew Wheel
Ideal for cats and kittens alike, the Petstages kitty chew wheel has several components. These include a durable ring with chewy spikes that are perfect for cleaning her teeth and exercising her jaw muscles, and fabric streamers which entice them and keep them interested in the toy.
Zuoano Catnip Sticks
These natural and unprocessed twigs are safe and non-toxic, and their abrasive nature makes them effective at removing plaque from your cat’s teeth. They contain catnip, which is highly alluring to most cats and which will keep your curious feline’s attention on it for more than just a few seconds. If your kitty particularly enjoys catnip, it may be difficult to get her to put it down!
Celendi Dental Fish Bone Chew
These brightly-colored chew toys are a fun and unique design that makes them appeal to your cat. Their surface texture helps to remove tartar from your kitten’s teeth and they are fairly lightweight, which makes them a better choice for young felines that may find ‘adult’ chew toys too tough on their teeth.
If you would like more guidance on which are the best dental toys for your pet, or if you would like to arrange for your pet to have a dental appointment with our experienced and compassionate pet dentistry team in Warrior, AL, please call 205-351-0400 our vets in Warrior, AL would be happy to help!