Pedigree Mini DentaStix Dog Chew Treat (24-pack - 6-oz package) (Pedigree)

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Pedigree Mini Dentastix Help Keep Canine Teeth Clean

Mar 8, 2012
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Help scrape away food and plaque; Improves breath

Cons:Bad scent

The Bottom Line: These are good dog treats for teeth cleaning purposes.


Dogs have dental problems much like people do, but the difference is that dogs cannot brush their own teeth and are often quite resistant when a family members attempts to brush their teeth. This is where certain dog treats can be very beneficial and an example of a good dog treat for teeth cleaning is Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats.

Dog Treat Facts and Figures:
 
Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats are small dog treats that are long and narrow with a body that is shaped like the letter “X”. The point of the “X” design is to create several edges which, when chewed, scrape against a dog’s teeth, helping to remove plaque, bits of food, and tartar.

Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats have an odd smell like a combination of smoke and chemicals. The sticks are small, but they do come in larger sizes for larger breeds, They can be broken up if desired, but are small enough that they should suit most dogs weighing less than 20 pounds just fine. The manufacturer recommends feeding your dog two sticks per day for maximum benefit.

Ingredients:


Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats are made usingRice flour, Wheat starch, Glycerin, Sufficient water for processing, Gluten, Gum Arabic, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Poultry falvor, Powdered cellulose, Sodium tripolyphosphate, Iodized sat, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, L Ascorbic 2 Polyphosphate (Vit C, VIt A, Niacin, d-Calcium, Pantothenate, Folic ACid,Vit D3 Supplement, Vit B12 supplement, RIboflavin (Vit B2),Pyroxidine Hydrocholoride, di Alpha tocopherol acetate (Vit E), THiamine Mononitrate/B1, Potassium Sorbate (A preservative), Smoke Flavor, Zinc Sulfate, Green Tea extract, Turmeric, Iron Oxide, and Copper Sulfate.

Nutritional Analysis:

Crude protein 8.0% Crude Fat 1.0% Crude FIber 4.5% Moisture 18.0%

Final Thoughts:
 
Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats are a useful dog treat to control dental issues and, to a lesser extent, bad doggy breath. A dogs’ teeth are often neglected, even by an otherwise vigilant owner, because they are not something we usually notice. But dogs have many of the same issues with their teeth that people have and it is important to do something to keep your dogs teeth looking their best.

Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats are useful for teeth cleaning and they do make some difference if fed on a regular basis, following a meal. The edges scrape against the dog’s teeth while he/she chews the treat, taking unsightly plaque and other things with it. This scraping action can make a significant difference in the cleanliness of a dog’s teeth and while certainly no substitute for a regular cleaning at the vet’s office, the cleaning ability offered by these treats is still good and certainly better than nothing.

One of the more difficult things to get used to with Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats is the scent. It is very chemical- like and the scent doesn’t instill much confidence in the mind of a dog owner. With a scent like that, you know the ingredient list cannot be very good and a quick glance at the list of ingredients confirms your suspicions. The ingredients are not the best, but these are only dog treats, intended to be used sparingly. As long as you don’t feed your dog these treats like candy, he/she should be fine.

Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats include about two dozens stix per bag and they are sold for a relatively low price of about $2.50. This works out to only about ten cents per stick, making these treats one of the least expensive dog treats on the market. They are fairly easy to find, too, sold in most all grocery stores and even in some convenience stores.

Overall, Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats are a good dog treat for dogs and they do make a difference in oral cleanliness. Dogs love chewing these treats in spite of the scent and little do they know it, but their chewing action is helping to keep their teeth clean. These facts, combined with a low price, make Pedigree Mini Dentastix Dog Treats a good treat option for most canine families.  


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