Consider this: According to the 2017 Milk-Bone Canine Resolutions Survey—an original survey of 3,000 U.S. “pet parents” by Milk-Bone brand dog treats (in conjunction with Learndipity Data Insights)—31 percent of Americans resolved to brush their dog’s teeth regularly in the new year.
Still, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that 80 percent of dogs have some kind of oral disease by the age of 3. This month, Milk-Bone shares the top three doggy do’s for dental health—so your pup can say “I wuff you” with pride.
DOGGY DO #1: Splurge on Some Chew Toys
A good chew toy can not only entertain your dog for hours, but it can also scrape and clean your pooch’s teeth. Edible dental chews are also a great playtime and after-meal treat for dental hygiene.
DOGGY DO #2: Invest in a Dental Treat or Soft Toothbrush
A dental treat, such as Milk-Bone Brushing Chews, or a soft-bristled toothbrush can be used to clean your pet’s teeth daily to remove any food particles and prevent the buildup of tartar and plaque. When using a tooth brush, don’t forget to use toothpaste specially formulated for your furry friend.
DOGGY DO #3: Talk With Your Veterinarian
Some dental issues may be a result of overall diet, food type and your dog’s special make-up—talk with your veterinarian about your dog’s dental health at the next check-up.
Milk-Bone Brushing Chews support dental health in a yummy treat. It’s a bone that tastes like a treat and cleans like a toothbrush. Milk-Bone Brushing Chews remove tartar build-up, help fight smelly doggy breath and keep dogs happily occupied during snack time. They also have a twisted bone design that helps to reach back teeth—down to the gum line.