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If there is one item I could recommend, it would be these...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Maybe they were on a sale when I bought the 50lb + ones at 20$ but these are great.
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I have heard that these are really good! I'm glad to see another person recommends them. Maybe I need to get around to actually buying some.

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I have heard that these are really good! I'm glad to see another person recommends them. Maybe I need to get around to actually buying some.
German Shepherd Man recommended them and I got them. He did a video on them. Her breath hasn't smelt in days and they're lookin great!

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If there is one item I could recommend, it would be these...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Maybe they were on a sale when I bought the 50lb + ones at 20$ but these are great.

My only concerns are that I cannot find an ingredients list of any kind and the "patented" ingredient that they go on about is a dental rinse and not to be consumed. Although they claim it is safe for dogs, if you do some research there are a fair number of vets that are pretty iffy about it.

The ingredients in most dental chews are junk, but not dangerous. And raw meaty bones work awesome.
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If there is one item I could recommend, it would be these...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Maybe they were on a sale when I bought the 50lb + ones at 20$ but these are great.

My only concerns are that I cannot find an ingredients list of any kind and the "patented" ingredient that they go on about is a dental rinse and not to be consumed. Although they claim it is safe for dogs, if you do some research there are a fair number of vets that are pretty iffy about it.

The ingredients in most dental chews are junk, but not dangerous. And raw meaty bones work awesome.
@Sabis mom, Very good concern! Here's the YouTube channel I learned of these...

https://youtu.be/PtBXFBFnVzg

I left a comment asking for an ingredient list. He is really good about responding fairly quick. I've learned a lot from their videos! The one in this video is named Big Don and he is SO super chill. You should watch the one where they talk about bathing. Big Don is the star in that one too!

I did get these biscuits, which I have stopped thank goodness, that supposedly do something with their urine to not kill grass. After a week of giving them to her I was told and read they are very bad for their kidneys. Like I said, I appreciate your concern of the ingredients in these oravet chews. I'll continue my research in finding an ingredient list.

I'll post it here !
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Full disclosure. For years I gave the dogs pedigree dentastix daily. Sabi was almost 11 before I saw any plaque build up, and then it was minimal and easily removed with a bison knuckle. My vet said the crap in them was worth it for the beautiful teeth.

Shadow gets milkbone dental chews and has pretty, sparkly teeth. It's tough for me to give her raw bones when she is sensitive to so many things. Turkey necks are a bonus but my nice bison knuckles are tough to get now, and expensive for the unemployed loser here. Lol.
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I buy the occasional bison knuckle bone too (yes they are expensive) for my dogs, and several times a week they get Petzlife Salmon Oral Gel on their teeth. Carlys teeth were starting to look like yellowing old dog teeth, but they’ve improved greatly since I starting using the gel.
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Thanks for the good info in this thread. I don't know what to give Xena and with our poop issues right now I'm afraid to try anything new. I was giving her the 4health dental chew bone from Tractor Supply but maybe I'll try the Pedigree sticks since Sabis mom recommends them.
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Thanks for the good info in this thread. I don't know what to give Xena and with our poop issues right now I'm afraid to try anything new. I was giving her the 4health dental chew bone from Tractor Supply but maybe I'll try the Pedigree sticks since Sabis mom recommends them.
I stopped feeding them because of the companies non response to bha/bht issue!
I use the milkbone dental bones for Shadow.
To be clear I feed nothing Pedigree makes any longer. Carcinogenic stuff in all of their products. Settled a class action suit in the US. Non disclosures to all parties.
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I brushed my previous dog's teeth...maybe about a total of 5-10 times his whole life. However he gnawed on deer/elk antlers after dinner daily for most of his life. My vet said that his teeth were some of the cleanest he's ever seen. The only thing is that his teeth were a little worn down from all those antlers towards the end of his life. I've probably spent somewhere around 1000 dollars to 2000 on antlers.
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