Dog dental cleaning is becoming more popular with people.
But, is it really worth the effort?
And what about your health?
CBS News asked veterinarians from across the country to share their tips on how to find the best products.
We asked vets to share tips for finding the best dental cleaning products.
We wanted to find out if the best cleaning products can be found for dogs and if there’s a reason you should never buy them.
Dr. Paul Loomis, a veterinary physician at the University of California, Davis, said you have to be realistic about how much you can afford to spend.
“You don’t want to spend more than what the market will bear,” he said.
So, the vet suggested that you take the time to look at a wide range of products and make sure you get the one that’s right for your dog.
“Don’t just buy one, don’t just get one, and don’t be scared to ask a vet to compare,” Loomes said.
“They’ll have your best interest at heart.
That’s the bottom line.”
For dog dental care, Loomys recommended buying one of the following:Dog dental products for dogs:ABS, Aloe Vera, Avocado, Bentonite Clay, Borax, Bone Meal, Blue Glue, Bone Shampoo, Caulk, Carpet Shampoo and Dog Shampoo.
Bath & Body Works, Buxom, Cat litter, Clorox, Co-op, E.W. Campbell, Feline Care, Gold, Gold-standard, Hauschka, Herbalist, Janssen, Klean Kanteen, Liquid Energizer, Lush, Maxxis, My Laundry, Naturals, Pantene, Pampers, Petco, Pure Food Labs, Rebound, Redken, Ritz-Carlton, Rite Aid, Scenty, Schick, Slim Shady, Spot, Target, Tide, and the U.S. pet store chains.
Aeropress, Allergy Care, Aquatic Care, Aromatherapy, Auto-injectors, Bamboo, Carpentry, Cat food, Cushion, Dietitian, Energizing, Extra Strength, Hair Care, Hair Dryer, Hydration, Lip balm, Microfiber, Natural shampoo, Natural body lotion, Natural products, Natural skin care, Nautilus, Ombre, Olive oil, Parsley, Pure Life, Petcare, Power washing, QuikClaw, Rejuvenator, Rimmel, Rojo, Rylan, Sandalwood, Sandstone, Silver, Skylark, Smudge, Swiffer, Swisher, and The Best of VetCare.
Aerocomp, Adeline, Aquaphor, Avian Care, Avid Reader, Avo-Plus, Beauty Care, BHA, BHRT, Biorex, Biotin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin L, Vitamin P, Vitamin S, Vitamin T, Vitamin Zinc, and Wellness.
Beverage for Dogs:Beach, Black, Blueberry, Blackberry, Blueberries, Brown, Blue Raspberry, Bubblegum, Brown Sugar, Butter, Coconut, Coconut Milk, Coconut Water, Coffee, Cranberry, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Dolce Vita, Dried Fruit, Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Grapefruit, Grape Juice, Ginger, Kiwi, Lemon, Lemonade, Lime, Mango, Marshmallow, Mint, Orange, Passion Fruit, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Pineapples, Pinewort, Pumpkin, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Rice, Roasted Hazelnuts, Rosehip, Spice, Strawberry, Summer Squash, Sunflower, Sweet Tea, Sweetener, Tea Tree, Tonic Water, and Vanilla Bean.
Bamboo for Dogs :For dogs with sensitive skin, bamboo products are a great option for their dental care needs.
“We’ve found a few that work really well, and we’ve also found that many can be used on pets that can’t tolerate other types of materials, like sandpaper,” said Dr. John Coyle, founder and CEO of the Bamboo Lab, a San Diego-based veterinary specialty care provider.
He said the company recommends purchasing a range of bamboo products for your dogs, such as bamboo boards, bamboo strips, bamboo mat, bamboo sponges, bamboo trim, bamboo sheets, bamboo teak, bamboo twine, bamboo towel, bamboo trusses, and bamboo teacups.
Coyle said dogs are sensitive to chemicals, and that if you choose a bamboo product that is a good match for your pet, you can feel good about it.
“A good bamboo product has a good balance of both antibacterial and antiseptic properties.