Do I still need to brush my dog’s teeth if I give them Greenies? - Animal Hospital of Statesville
Do I still need to brush my dog’s teeth if I give them Greenies? - Brooks-Falls Veterinary Hospital
Greenies are great. They're great dental treats, but ideally, brushing the teeth will be the gold standard for dental care.
Do I still need to brush my dog’s teeth if I give them Greenies? - Carolina Value Pet Care
Honestly, I think of Greenies being more like a breath freshener than an actual dental cleaning product. There's no enzyme in there that's going to help remove the plaque that's building up on the teeth. I don't know if it still exists, but there used to be chlorophyll gum years ago. I don't know if it's still around or not, but chlorophyll is a breath freshener. That's where they get the color from; the chlorophyll. If you use Greenies, think of it as a breath freshener, not a teeth cleaner. We do have a product that's called Veggiedent, which are enzymatic cleaners. It's a chewable product, and that enzyme will help remove that plaque, which is the foundation of dental cleaning. The nice thing about Veggiedents is if your dog has a food allergy or an adverse food reaction when they eat chicken, beef, or dogs that have issues with lamb or pork, it won't be a problem because there's no meat in there that could create an adverse reaction.
Do I still need to brush my dog’s teeth if I give them Greenies? - Haywood Road Animal Hospital
Do I still need to brush my dog’s teeth if I give them Greenies? - Haywood Animal Hospital
Toothbrushing is our gold standard for dental care at home. I use Greenies, treats, chews, and things like that in situations where you cannot brush your dog's teeth because the dog won't allow it or you just absolutely don't have the time, which I know none of us do. The next step would be to use treats and other things. Again, if you can brush their teeth, that's ideal.
Do I still need to brush my dog’s teeth if I give them Greenies? - Blue Oasis Pet Hospital
Yes, brushing your dog's teeth is still important even if you give them greenies or dental health chews. While these chews can help maintain dental health, nothing can replace the effectiveness of brushing your dog's teeth. Regular brushing and dental chews can help minimize the need for professional dental cleanings, but it is still essential to visit your veterinary dentist for periodic cleanings.