The biggest thing I did in February to help my dogs' dental health was take them in for vet visits. Ptera was cleared as not needing a cleaning. We scheduled Koira for a dental cleaning for early March. As much as things like brushing your dogs' teeth and giving dental chews can help with dental health, nothing compares to having them go in to the vet for a full professional cleaning.
Dental chews are something that are sized to the dog, so I had to choose if I wanted to give them to Ptera or Koira. Ptera comes to work with me some days and waits in her kennel, so I thought having dental chews that take a little bit to get through would be nice for helping keep her quiet when she gets put back in the kennel after our lunchtime walk, so I decided to order the chews sized for her.
|Sad pup in kennel|
We tried both Whimzees and Greenies. I posted a review of the Whimzees earlier. For the Greenies, we ordered the Petite size, which ended up being perfect for Ptera. The Greenies were also a much bigger hit with her.
|Taking it gently|
|Om nom nomming her Greenie|
Both the Whimzees and Greenies have similar ingredients. The Greenies were a much bigger hit with Ptera. They don't take very long for her to eat, but longer than just giving her a treat. Both chews did a bit to freshen her breath, though it is hard for me to tell if they did much for her teeth since she already has pretty good teeth.
In the future, we will probably stick with the Greenies over the Whimzees simply because Ptera likes them better.