Clean Teeth

 Supplements for Dogs and Cats ~ Dog Chews ~ Extra-crunchy treats

I have an excuse for not brushing my pets’ teeth: Opus ate the toothbrush.

Luckily there are other ways to avoid the $$$ expense and risks of anesthetized teeth cleanings, not to mention the extreme risks posed to your pet by poor dental health. It’s crucial! But it can also be healthy and easy!

Here are the dental cleaning products in Best Bites' inventory. We use Solid Gold Seameal religiously (see testimonials below), and dog chews. For the kitties, there is an AWESOME secret discussed below the price chart!

(dental article continued after price chart, along with product web sites. KEEP READING! The best tip of all waits for you below!)

For more information contact us at 828-778-2221 or bestbitesforpets@gmail.com.

Brand Name/Manufacturer Description
Ark Naturals Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brush-Less Toothpaste 18 Oz Bag (Med/Lg Breed)
Ark Naturals Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brush-Less Toothpaste 12 Oz Bag (Sm/Med Breed)
Ark Naturals Ark Naturals Breathless Plaque Zapper Box Of 30 Packs (Med/Lg Breed)
Ark Naturals Ark Naturals Breathless Plaque Zapper Box Of 30 Packs (Sm/Med Breed)
N-Bone Get Naked Natural Supplements  Get Naked Oral Care Liquid Supplement 8oz
PetzLife PetzLife Oral Care Gel, Original Flavor, 4 oz.
PetzLife PetzLife Oral Care Gel, Salmon Flavor, 4 oz.
PetzLife PetzLife Oral Care Spray, 2.2 oz.
Solid Gold Solid Gold Seameal Powder W/ Flaxseed Meal 1 Lb Container
Solid Gold Solid Gold Seameal Powder W/ Flaxseed Meal 5 Lb Container
Solid Gold Solid Gold Seameal Powder W/ Flaxseed Meal 8 Oz Container
Wysong Wysong Dentatreat 10 Oz
Wysong Wysong Dentatreat 3 Oz
DOG CHEWS -- best used after SeaMeal or DentaTreat  
Aunt Jeni's Dehydrated Treats Snackers Chicken Feet, 10 Oz Jar
Bingo-Brush Dental Treats  Bingo-Brush 6" Dental Weave 
Bingo-Brush Dental Treats  Bingo-Brush 12" Dental Weave 
Bingo-Bucks Bingo-Buck 4-6" Sm Antler Chew
Bingo-Bucks Bingo-Buck 6-8" Sm Antler Chew
Bingo-Bucks Bingo-Buck 4-6" Md Antler Chew
Bingo-Bucks Bingo-Buck 6-8" Md Antler Chew
Bingo-Bucks Bingo-Buck 4-6" Lg Antler Chew
Bingo-Bucks Bingo-Buck 8-10" Md Antler Chew
Bingo-Bucks Bingo-Buck 6-8" Lg Antler Chew
Bingo-Bucks Bingo-Buck 8-10" Lg Antler Chew
Bingo-Flex Bingo-Flex 3" Hip & Joint Bone 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Flat Gullet 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Ears (Natural) 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Ears (Smoked) 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Ears (Vanilla) 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Ears (White) 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Trachea 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Tail 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Braided Gullet 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Shank Bone (Smoked) 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Shank Bone (White) 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Natural Hoof 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Flat Gullet 12" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Paddywack 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Trachea 12" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Braided Intestine 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Spiral Bully Sticks 6-7" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Bully Stick Wraps 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Braided Gullet 12" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Paddywack 12" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Plain Bully Rings 4-5" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Braided Bully Sticks 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Braided Bully Rings 4-5" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Braided Intestine 12" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Bully Sticks Bites 1lb Bag 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Bully Stick Wraps 12" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Tendon 3-4"
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Braided Bully Sticks 12" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Knotted Bully Sticks 6-7" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Bully Sticks 6" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Bully Sticks 12" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Braided Bully Sticks 9" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Bully Sticks 9" 
Bingo-Lo Bingo-Lo Buffalo Bully Sticks 28-32" 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega Essential Food Topper 7oz
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 6" Vanilla Sticks 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 6" Omega Sticks 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 6"Vanilla Braids 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 6" Omega Braids 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 12" Vanilla Sticks 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 12" Omega Sticks 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 3" Omega Bone 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 6" Omega Bone 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 12"Vanilla Braids 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega Mega Bone 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega Roll Ups 14ct
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 12" Omega Braids 
Bingo-Mega Essential Bingo-Mega 9" Omega Bone 
Bingo-Roo Kangaroo Bingo-Roo Boomer Bone 5-8"
Bingo-Roo Kangaroo Bingo-Roo Aussie Drumstick Lg 10-13"
Bingo-Roo Kangaroo Bingo-Roo Outback Tail Steak 5-7" / 4.5-6.5oz. Cuts
Bingo-Roo Kangaroo Bingo-Roo Aussie Drumstick Med 6-9"
Halo, Purely For Pets Spot's Chew Dental Treat Pumpkin Sm/Med 7.2oz
Halo, Purely For Pets Spot's Chew Dental Treat Mint Sm/Med 7.2oz
Jones Natural Chews Centerbone, 2", 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Centerbone, 4", 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Centerbone, 7", 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Jerky Wrap 4" Center Bone, 1 Pk, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Knee Cap, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Knee Cap, 6pk Bag With Label
Jones Natural Chews Saddle Knuckle, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Top Crest Knuckle, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews L Bone, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Dino Bone, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Rib Bones, 4-5", 4 Pk, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Rib Bone, 10-12", 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Bully Sticks, 12", 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap 
Jones Natural Chews Curly Q, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Steer Stick, 5", 6pk, Vinyl Bag W/ Label
Jones Natural Chews Twister 10" Shrinkwrap (2 Twisted) 
Jones Natural Chews Chatter Box, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Hooves, Beef, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Hooves, Beef, 6pk, Bag W/ Label
Jones Natural Chews Big Paw Beef Jerky, 10pk, Printed Pouch
Jones Natural Chews Windees, 6", Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Windees, 12", 1 Pack Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Windees, 6", 2 Pk, Bag W/ Header
Jones Natural Chews Windee Rings, 2 Oz Bag W/ Label
Jones Natural Chews Pork Pumpers, 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Pork Femur Bone, 6-8", 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews Lamb Lung Puffs, 4 Oz Bag W/ Label
Jones Natural Chews Lamb Shank Bone, 5-7", Shrinkwrap (Formerly Mammoth)
Jones Natural Chews Chickly Links Small 3-4", 6pk Vinyl W/ Label
Jones Natural Chews Chicken Blend, Tender Taffy, 2.5 Oz Bag
Jones Natural Chews Beef Tendon, 6-8" Flex, 1 Pk, Shrinkwrapped
Jones Natural Chews Arch Tendon, 3-5", 3pk, Vinyl W/ Header
Jones Natural Chews Ostrich, Half Leg Bone, 9-11", 1 Pk, Shrinkwrap 
Jones Natural Chews Rabbit Entrée Jerky, 10 Pack, Printed Pouch
Jones Natural Chews Variety Bag, 19 Pcs
Jones Natural Chews Venison Sausage, 5.5", 20 Pk Printed Pouch
Jones Natural Chews Woofers, 2pk, Shrinkwrapped
Jones Natural Chews Rib Roller, 7-8", 1 Pack, Shrinkwrap
Jones Natural Chews 2" Center Bones
Jones Natural Chews 4" Center Bones
Jones Natural Chews 7" Center Bones
Jones Natural Chews 4" Natural Center Bones
Jones Natural Chews 7" Natural Center Bones
Jones Natural Chews Jones Knuckles(Femur & Saddle)
Jones Natural Chews Arch Tendons, 3-5"
Jones Natural Chews Beef Sausage Sticks, 5.5"
Jones Natural Chews Beef Tendon, 6-8"
Jones Natural Chews Beefly Links Small, 3-4"
Jones Natural Chews Beefly Links Medium, 7-8"
Jones Natural Chews Bully Sticks, 12"
Jones Natural Chews Chatter Box
Jones Natural Chews Crown Knuckles
Jones Natural Chews Curly Q
Jones Natural Chews Half Chatter Box
Jones Natural Chews Lamb Trotter Bone
Jones Natural Chews Lambly Links Small, 3-4"
Jones Natural Chews Lambly Links Medium, 7-8"
Jones Natural Chews Venison Sausage, 5.5"
Jones Natural Chews Windees, 6"
Jones Natural Chews Woofers Gr Beef Patties
Merrick Jumbo Phat Flossies
Merrick 10-11" Jumbo Flossies
Merrick Super Phat Flossies
Merrick 8" Wizzlers
Merrick 6-8" Flossies
Merrick Texas Toothpick 12pk
Merrick 9" Bully Stix
Merrick 12" Bully Stix
Merrick 6" Bully Stix
Merrick 36" Mondo Stix
Merrick Sargeant Saddle
Merrick The Tank Meaty
Merrick Lt. Hambone
Merrick Commander Chew Beef Saddle Bone
Merrick 7" G.I. Bone
Merrick Captain A-Merrick-A Beef Knuckle
Merrick Texas Hold'ems Lamb
Merrick Corporal Cap Beef Knee Cap
Merrick 7-9" General Panton Natl
Merrick Naturlly Stuff Twin Hoofer
Merrick Turkey Steak Patties
Merrick Jr Texas Taffy
Merrick Beef Canine Train Trts
Merrick 3" G.I. Bone
Merrick The Sarge
Merrick 5" G.I. Bone
N-Bone Get Naked  Super Antioxidant Dental Chew Stick Small 6.2oz
N-Bone Get Naked  Super Antioxidant Dental Chew Stick Large 6.6oz
N-Bone Get Naked  Gut Health Dental Chew Stick Small  6.2oz
N-Bone Get Naked  Gut Health Dental Chew Stick Large 6.6oz
N-Bone Get Naked  Low Calorie Dental Chew Stick Small 6.2oz
N-Bone Get Naked  Low Calorie Dental Chew Stick Large 6.6oz
N-Bone Get Naked  Joint Health Dental Chew Stick Small 6.2oz
N-Bone Get Naked  Joint Health Dental Chew Stick Large 6.6oz
N-Bone Get Naked Puppy Health Dental Chew Stick Small 6.2oz
N-Bone Get Naked Puppy Health Dental Chew Stick Large 6.6oz
N-Bone N-Bone Wheat-Free Twistix Large 5.5 Oz Bag
N-Bone N-Bone Wheat-Free Twistix Small 5.5 Oz Bag
N-Bone N-Bone Bone-A-Mints Wheat Free Multi-Pack Large 4 Pack
N-Bone N-Bone Bone-A-Mints Wheat Free Multi-Pack Medium 6 Pack
N-Bone N-Bone Bone-A-Mints Wheat Free Multi-Pack Mini 16 Pack
N-Bone N-Bone Bone-A-Mints Wheat Free Multi-Pack Small 10 Pack
N-Bone Bone-A-Mints Multipacks  Wheat Free Bone A Mint Mini 16pk
N-Bone Bone-A-Mints Multipacks  Wheat Free Bone A Mint Small 10pk
N-Bone Bone-A-Mints Multipacks  Wheat Free Bone A Mint Medium 6pk
N-Bone Bone-A-Mints Multipacks  Wheat Free Bone A Mint Large 4pk
Solid Gold Solid Gold Garlic Bagels 14 Oz Bag
Solid Gold Solid Gold Garlic Bagels 12.5 Lb Bulk Box
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Antler Small
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Antler Medium
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Shank
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Hoofers
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Antler Small
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Antler Medium
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Antler Jumbo
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Hoofer Single
Ziwi Peak Oral Health Care Deer Parts  Ziwipk Deer Shank Bone Half
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Small Original Dental Chews
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Small Carrot Dental Chews
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Small Cranberry Dental Chews
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Medium Original Dental Chews
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Medium Carrot Dental Chews
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Medium Cranberry Dental Chews
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Large Original Dental Chews 
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Large Carrot Dental Chews 
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Z-Ridge Large Cranberry Dental Chews
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Mini Original Dental Chews  Pouch
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Mini Carrot Dental Chews  Pouch
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Mini Cranberry Dental Chews  Pouch
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Small Original Dental Chews 6ct Pouch
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Small Carrot Dental Chews 6ct Pouch
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Small Cranberry Dental Chews 6ct Pouch
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Medium Original Dental Chews 6ct Pouch
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Medium Carrot Dental Chews 6ct Pouch
Zuke's Z-Ridge Edible Dental Chews Resealable Pouch  Z-Ridge Medium Cranberry Dental Chews 6ct Pouch

 

Here’s my favorite dental cleaning secret for cats — raw meat once a week. Yes, raw. Right in the bowl in place of your pet’s usual meal.

When my NON-HOLISTIC cat vet in Pinehurst first recommended this in 1994, I thought he was NUTS. I was still years away from really investigating this healthy pet stuff, so my mind conjured up choking, botulism, and other perils. I didn’t try it until 1999.

So after approximately 3,600 raw meat feedings (four cats, 17 years, once a week), we've not had one choking incident. No illness. Everyone safe and sound each and every time.

And best of all, it works! The vet’s reasoning – feral cats have much healthier teeth because they eat that very spongy, tough meat and the bones of their prey act as toothpicks. When you see your own pets gnaw on their “catch”, you’ll see immediately it scrubbing those pesky back teeth.

The size of the cut will depend on your pet — my cats each get pre-cut stew meat, sliced further into pieces about 1”x1”x2”. The piece must be too big for your pet to swallow whole, so he/she has to really chomp away. If it’s bigger than their mouths, they have to slow down and really work on it. But a piece too big might be intimidating. Play around with the size if they reject a too-big piece at first.

Just a couple cautions:

If you have multiple pets, separate them. Raw meat brings out a few more of their animalistic tendencies.

Second, their survival instincts are strong, so they won’t likely choke, but watch them anyway.

Keep trying if they refuse. It took my Jigsaw cat a while to “get” it.

Beyond Meat

Now, this market has exploded since Best Bites was born in 1999 and I have opted to carry a few fantastic Oral Care products:

Solid Gold Seameal, easily added to food and offers other benefits (http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/products/index.php?product=36&code=591)

PetzLife Gel and Spray, fantastic product applied directly to the teeth (http://www.petzlife.com/)

Get Naked Oral Health Liquid Supplement, very easy to add to food (http://www.n-bone.com/product_detail.asp?product_id=21)

Wysong's Dentatreat, great dietary supplement with very unique way to attack the dental problem (http://www.wysong.net/products/dentatreat-dog-cat-supplement.php#back)

Other notes...

Beware of so-called bones in the grocery store posing as dental cleaners!! if you pay close attention to the quality of the bone, you'll see they're just as crappy as most foods on the shelves. Many are preserved with noxious chemicals, such as formaldehyde.

As far as those “dental diets” — what a JOKE! They are allegedly effective not because of special ingredients, but because their massive size forces your pet to gnaw the pieces apart. You'll be doing far more with raw meat, one of our big crunchy chews or treats or both!  And you all know how I feel about the preservatives and second-rate ingredients in those particular brands (which I can't name here but you know them!!)

Weekly toothbrushing will naturally be fantastic but I know people get fidgety about it. Remember, most anxiety can be overcome through regular positive experiences. If you have the guts to brush, use special pet toothpaste, and ALWAYS ALWAYS read the ingredient label!

(Article originally published in 2000, RIP my angel Opus the toothbrush eater, who left this world too early on 8/27/04!)

PRODUCT LINKS

ArkNaturals www.arknaturals.com

N-Bone www.n-bone.com

PetzLife www.petzlife.com

 Solid Gold www.solidgoldhealth.com

Wysong www.wysong.net

Aunt Jeni's www.auntjeni.com

Bingo http://bingopettreats.com/Catalog.pdf

Halo Purely for Pets www.halopets.com

Jones www.jonesnaturalchews.com

Merrick www.merrickpetcare.com

Ziwipeak www.ziwipeak.com

Zuke's www.zukes.com

 

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