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Title: Healthy dental chews?
Post by: DoreenXB on Apr 17, 2019, 13:49
Hi
Can anyone recommend a brand of healthy dental chews?  We were using Pedigree  Dentastix but cut them out as our 4 year old GSD's stools were too soft.  Since eliminating that from her diet her stools have drastically improved.  She does like a chew but I haven't got a healthy alternative.  Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Healthy dental chews?
Post by: Tinyplanets on Apr 17, 2019, 16:34
My dog likes to chew on a nylabone. Occasionally she will have an antler which she seems to like better if it is soaked in water. Her teeth are pretty good for her age. she is 9 and hasn't had any work on them yet.
Title: Re: Healthy dental chews?
Post by: Petmum on Apr 17, 2019, 16:40
My dog likes the Lily's Kitchen Woofbrushes, they are a similar consistency to Dentastix but healthier ingredients. They are pricey though and I still think antler bars are probably better for the teeth. Fish skins can also be good for them to chew on.
Title: Re: Healthy dental chews?
Post by: Lewie0205 on Apr 17, 2019, 22:03
My dog likes Whimzees. They come in different shapes and sizes depending on the size of your dog, Their website is very informative about what size to give your dog
Title: Re: Healthy dental chews?
Post by: shingigz on May 31, 2019, 12:02
I buy Lily's Kitchen Woof Brushes.  I have a chihuahua.  Instead of buying a small single Woof Brush at £1.29 each, I buy the large size, and cut them into four pieces and give him one piece a day (after his tooth brushing).  The large are twice the volume of the small.

Packs of 7 are currently 'Buy One Get One Half-Price' at Pets at Home.  With this offer my dog's daily Woof Brush works out at 22p per day and they last for four weeks.

It probably wouldn't do much for a large dog though.
Title: Re: Healthy dental chews?
Post by: DoreenXB on Jun 01, 2019, 13:40
Thanks for the suggestions.  Turns out Doreen hates the Woof brushes.  After trial and error the Waitrose dental sticks are her favourite.  Went to the vet today and she does have a lot of plaque build up so we'll be booking a dental appointment to get it all cleaned up. 
Title: Re: Healthy dental chews?
Post by: Greg on Jul 16, 2019, 10:39
Hi Doreen,

Have you tried Fish Skin Chews? My dogs have been using them for years with great results and i know other people who go to dog shows who swear by them too.

We've always used https://www.skipperspetproducts.com (https://www.skipperspetproducts.com) because they've got a big range of different shapes and sizes, but there's others too like Fish4Dogs.

They pong a bit but what dog doesn't like that!