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February is National Pet Dental Month
Which makes me think of my favorite dog treats. Why? I’ll get to that.
This post is sponsored by PetSmart, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Dental Health Month, but Rascal and Rocco only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.
I like to keep my smile sparkling, so dog dental care is very important to me. It should be important to you, too! In fact, did you know 80% of dogs show signs of dental disease by the time they are three?
I am three years old and I don’t want to have to guess if my mouth is healthy or not.
My humans make sure their pets teeth and gums are well taken care of. They take me to check ups with the vet and even brush my teeth once in a while. I like when they do that because the human lady uses a baby toothbrush that fits over her finger and massages my gums. Oh and the toothpaste tastes like bacon! Yum! Yes, there are doggie toothbrushes and toothpaste!
But, my favorite way to care for my dog teeth is chewing special treats!
There are some delicious and healthy dog dental chews that are great for dog dental health.
At PetSmart® right now they have a whole section right in the front filled with pet dental health supplies and treats.
One brand I love is Authority® Dental Dog Treats
I got to try the Authority Chicken Flavor Mini Dental Sticks! My humans like that these dog treats promote good daily oral hygiene, I just like that they taste so good!
Facts about Authority Dental Sticks
• For puppies and dogs
• Star-shaped dental sticks promote proper oral hygiene by cleaning teeth and
• Features an abrasive texture that helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup
• Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids from flaxseed help support healthy skin and coat
• Contains no artificial flavors or colors
• Authority also has Cat Dental treats!
Now on to the my lesson for you pups:
How to Accept a Dog Treat with Dignity
First you mustn’t jump and grab. Sit and wait (trust me, the better behaved you are, the more often humans will want to treat you!)
It’s not easy to wait and sometimes I’m even asked to do a little something to earn the treat, such as lie down or roll over. It helps when the human uses hand gestures as well as voice commands. Go ahead and humor them! What can it hurt? It’s fun and will get you that treat faster.
|“lay down, Max”|
When the treat is offered, always take it gingerly in your teeth. Be as gentle as you can and try your best not to touch the human’s hand with your mouth. Especially the small humans. I love when my little girl treats me. She gives me tons of praise!
The grown up humans sometimes tease me with a game of tug-o-war. That can be fun, too.
|“gimme that treat!”|