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The PetSmart® Vision is to provide Total Lifetime Care SM for every pet, every parent, every time -- which they do by offering superior products, unmatched services and superb customer service to pet parents and their pets! Are you aware that over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by the time they are three years old?? PetSmart is sponsoring this campaign for Dog Dental Health to demonstrate just how important it is to educate everyone on daily dental care. Dental treats and chews are an effective addition to brushing daily to keep your pet's dental health in check.
There are a HUGE variety of dental chews on the market today, but my own veterinarian recommends Greenies®.
The Veterinary Oral Health Council has very strict requirements for acceptance and the Nutro Company has followed all of the product testing and required protocols to meet those requirements. GREENIES® were the very first treat to meet those standards! GREENIES® Canine Dental Chews are especially effective in controlling tarter accumulation and plaque.
An independent 28 day study was conducted by Nutro, and dogs that received one GREENIES® Dental Chew per day averaged 80% healthier gums, 60% less tartar accumulation, 45% improvement in halitosis and 33% less plaque accumulation compared to the dogs that only received dry dog food.
GREENIES® is the #1 Vet Recommended Dental Chew!!
Complete and thorough oral care can add years to your dog's lifespan and is paramount to your dog's overall body health. Studies show that GREENIES Canine Dental Chews are proven to clean your dogs' teeth by fighting tartar buildup and plaque, freshening their breath and MAINTAINING healthy teeth and gums. GREENIES are designed for daily use and are low in fat and nutritious for adult dogs.
GREENIES come in several different sizes: TEENIE® size, Petite, Regular, Large, and even Jumbo! One for every size dog!!
There are other varieties which include Weight Management Dental Chews, GREENIES SENIOR® Dental Chews and even Cat Dental Chews...for our feline friends!!
Think about it...out of all of the members of your family, it's probably not too hard to figure out who has the worst dental hygiene...the pets! They are incapable of brushing and flossing...so WE, as pet owners, need to take on that responsibility for them!! Bacteria from your dog's mouth can travel to other areas which can lead to infection in the heart, liver, or kidneys, or anywhere else that the bloodstream carries them!
There are some very interesting statistics and infographics on dental health...you can read more about that here.
Since there are such a large variety of different types of dental chews on the market today, you can see all of the different varieties here.
Looking for your closest PetSmart store? Search here!!
I know that I feel better when oral hygiene is an important step in my pet's health care routine. There is ABSOLUTELY no excuse for allowing a pet's oral health status to deteriorate!!
It is critical for us to practice good dental health hygiene on our pets to prevent them from suffering any dental diseases. Chloe and LadyBug look SO forward to getting their night time Dental Chew! It is a ritual for them and they will not go to bed without it!!
Check out PetSmart today where there are all kinds of sales going on for Pet Dental Health Month!!