February is Pet Dental Health Month! We are thrilled to review Merrick Mini Brush Bones Grain-Free Dental Chews, especially with Finn's needed dental procedure and 6 extractions last year. While his earlier life left him little hope for a healthy mouth, I have been focused on [almost] daily brushing and thought it would keep us miles from the dentist. Well, I'm happy to say Finn seems to be out of the woods now thanks to our routine and since we cut sugary foods out of his diet. BUT... Cooper chipped a tooth a few months ago... Now he needs x-rays and possibly an extraction but on the plus side, he'll get a full cleaning while he's under! And, while there is no replacement for a high quality diet and regular teeth brushing, I found the Merrick Mini Brush Bones to be quite effective.
For starters, the boys LOVED them to an almost dangerous degree (can you imagine Finn turning into Cujo? Well, now I can). They really enjoyed chowing them down, Cooper mostly in 2 big bites and Finn over the course of 10 minutes ;)
The Brush Bones also seemed to be effective in reducing stinky breath smells! They do this by reducing surface plaque and tartar thanks to their shape and a natural freshening ingredient - parsley! (In a later post, I'll tell you all about one of the smelly culprits.. mackerel treats.)
Finally, the Bones are grain- and gluten-free with no sorbic acid or sodium copper chlorophylinand. They contain parsley, a natural breath-freshening ingredient and they are easily digested.
Rating... 4 paws up!
Disclaimer: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review as a member of the Chewy.com Blogger Program. The opinions expressed in the blog are my own and were not influenced by any outsider. I did not receive monetary compensation or additional benefits for talking about the product or the company.