My dog absolutely loves Pedigree Dentastix’s and he also likes this version from Asda’s own brand of dog food Hero.
It is basically the same as a Dentastix. It looks like it and smells like it and does the same thing but it is just cheaper.
The theory behind these sticks is that as your dog chews on them they are supposed to clean their teeth. This one has added pumice in it to give it extra cleaning.
Honestly I am really not sure how much cleaning these can possibly do as my dog wolves them down in seconds so I doubt they are doing much for cleaning his teeth and a chew would probably do more cleaning than these.
I also know people complain that these aren’t the healthiest snack and I do think they contain quite a lot of calories but saying all that I don’t think there is any harm in giving these as a treat.
My dog gets a stick every day as a treat and he enjoys the flavour and taste. I am not buying them for their dubious health claims but more because he enjoys them.
These sticks are pretty good value as they cost 79p for a pack containing 7 largish chews. I think that is good value at less than 20p a day for a treat that ,my dog enjoys.
We noticed a while ago that our dogs breath was startign to smell and knowing that generally bad breth can actually be from the teeth I decided we needed to clean the dogs teeth. We have two Staffordshire Bull Terriers and neither of them like to have their teeth actually brushed so I decided to try some dental chews instead to see if they would make any difference.
I bought these from Asda and a packet costs 92p for a packet which contains 7 chews which is good value when you compare to other well known pet brands.
I was quite surprised when I open the packet that the chews smelt meaty rather than a minty smell which I have found with other dental chews. The sticks are about 15cms long there are a couple of pieces of the chew and these are twisted arouned each other to make the overall chew and they contain pumice to help to keep the teeth clean.
The ingredients for the chews are Cereals , Meat and Animal Derivatives , Derivatives of Vegetable Origin , Minerals (minimum 1.0% Pumice) , Additives and Preservatives. The chews have no artificial flavours or colours and they can in a resealable packet which keeps them fresh.
The dogs seem to really enjoy these chews although the rate they eat them at I do wonder whether they actually taste them or not, they would keep eating these if we allowed them but I tend to give them one every couple of days and this seems to be helping a little with the breath situation. Both my dogs have always had pretty clean looking teeth so I can't say whether they help clean the teeth or not.
I will keep buying these, at this price I won't let my dogs have bad breath.
WARNING DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT - I have been giving these chews to my dog for a while until my dog had bad sickness and diarohha and was admitted to the vets. My dog had numerous test done and in the end had an operation to find out one of these chews was stuck in her intenstines and has also cause a large amount of abscesses all around where the chew was found, (these chews stick to the dogs intenstines). I have a nice large vet bill of over £1200 so far and the bill is still mounting up as my poor little dog has to stay in all over the weekend. Please dont let your dog go through what mine is, these chews needs to be banned. I will be going to asda today to put a complaint forward to the manager as I also got my vet to write a letter to say how it was the chew which has cause this to happen to my poor little dog.
My dog has become addicted to these and are his favorite choice of treat. We often find him crying in the kitchen at the cupboard where they are kept and when the shopping bags are bought in, he knows straight away which bag they are in. So a big paws up from the dog!
We give one of these a day to our terrier dog, but if it was up to him he would eat the whole packet. They are great to train with as he loves them so much he is well behaved and responsive to commands when he knows that this is his reward.
Each dental chew is a twisted brown semi hard stick about 6 inches long and about an inch wide. They have a kind of wierd meaty smell which the dog can smell a mile away and absolutely loves - its like catnip for dogs. They must taste great as our dog eats them as quickly as possible and wants more.
We did notice an improvement in his teeth after he started eating these chews; there was less plaque on his teeth and they did look whiter. However even though his breath is slightly better then what it used to be like, it still has dead seagull smell overtones. It's worth mentioning that they haven't had any bad effect on his digestive system. Some other dog treats that he has had in the past have given him an upset stomach.
Each packet is under £1 and there are 7 in a packet. At one a day it works out at about 14p a chew - so is quite a good price.
We have a home delivery of grocerys once a month from asda and in each order along comes 4 packets of these, we used to buy them for our rotty and now buy them for henry.
Each packet is 180g and contains 7 chews, it costs 93p.
Each chew is a twisted piece of hard chew that is realy good for your dogs teeth as chewing helps remove plaque from there teeth keeping them healthy.
The chews contain pumice which helps with the removal of any build up on there teeth as it is more abrasive than a chew that doesnt contain it, there are added vegetable proteins, minerals and vitamins in the chews helping to keep your dog healthy.
Henry absolutley loves these he has one as a treat each day and it keeps him amused for quite a while as it takes him around 20 minutes to eat one of these, they will last longer with smaller dogs but i think they are great value for money.
These are designed for an adult dog, it doesnt say you cant give them to puppys but i wouldnt risk it as they are not specifically made for them, you can feed these as a treat any time but we only allow henry one a day as he is getting on the porky side.