Dog and Cat Dental Care Products Proven to Work

Pets are living longer then ever these days, which is great news. But the bad news is that due to advanced age, many pets are having more dental problems.

There are a lot of products on the market today that claim to help your pet's teeth stay healthy. But how do you know what works and what doesn't?

Well the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) is an organization that exists to recognize pet products that meet or exceed pre-set standards of plaque and calculus (tartar) retardation in dogs and cats.VOHC Accepted Seal

Pets products are awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance after the data is reviewed from trials conducted according to VOHC protocols.

Only products that pass, may display the VOHC Seal on its packaging.

The VOHC says that regular use of products carrying the VOHC Seal will reduce the severity of periodontal disease in pets.

So far out of all the pet products on the market, only 17 dog products and 5 cat products have met those requirements so far.

Dog Products

Dog Biscuits and Chews

1. Del Monte Tartar Check Dog Biscuits

2. Friskies Cheweez Beefhide Treats

3. Purina Veterinary Diets Dental Chews brand Canine Treats

4. Vetradent Dog Chews, marketed as 'Bluechews' and 'dc Dental Chews'

5. Canine Greenies - all sizes

6. Tartar Shield Soft Rawhide Chews for Dogs

7. Canine Greenies Lite - all sizes

8. Canine Greenies Senior - all sizes

9. Bright Bites and Checkups Chews for Dogs - all sizes

10. Vetradent Dogs Chews - Small Size, marketed as Baby Bluechews and dc TinyToy Dental Chews

Dog Diets

11. Prescription Diet Canine t/d

12. Science Diet Oral Care Diet for Dogs

13. Iams Chunk Dental Defense Diet for Dogs

14. Eukanuba Adult Maintenance Diet for Dogs

15. Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health brand Canine Formula

16. Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health brand Small Bites Canine Formula

Dog Water Additive

17. Healthymouth anti-plaque water additive

Cat Products

1. Prescription Diet Feline t/d

2. Friskies Feline Dental Diet

3. New and Improved Prescription Diet Feline t/d

4. Science Diet Oral Care Diet for Cats

5. Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health brand Feline Formula

For more information got to their website: Veterinary Oral Health Council.

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