Dental Treats for Cats

Dental treats for cats are a great way to combat oral hygiene issues without actually having to brush your cat’s teeth. Most dental cat treats are made to be highly agreeable in taste to your cats and there are a variety of different treats made by different manufacturers to suit your cat's hygiene requirements. The important thing to remember about dental treats is that they are absolutely vital to the maintaining good oral hygiene in your cat.

Hartz Pro Dent Treats for Cats

This product is manufactured by Hartz and is a relatively inexpensive dental treat that you can buy for your cat. Pro Dent treats use DentaShield as their main ingredient which helps to keep the build up of plaque under control. In addition, it is also very high in Vitamin E and selenium which helps keep your cats nutritional requirements up to par.

Pro Dent comes in both beef and chicken flavors and most cats tend to find the taste quite satiable. However, the treats are more on the crunchy side, as referred to the soft side, and may be a little difficult for some cats to chew if they have severe dental problems.

Feline Greenies

Feline Greenies is one of the more popular dental treat choices among cat owners. As compared to it's counterparts, it is also has an ingredient which is responsible for actually scraping the plaque off of the teeth; aside from others which only prevent the build up of plaque. While Greenies does help to prevent the build up, it also effectively scraps it from the teeth in the event of an existing of a build up.

Greenies are specially formulated with rosemary to give off a nice smelling odor from your cat's mouth after he has eaten them. However, it should still be kept in mind that even rosemary cannot cover up the smell of horribly bad breath. When breath is excruciatingly horrid, it should be a sign of a more serious dental concern.

C.E.T Oral Hygiene Chews for Cats

These dental treats have an abrasive texture which aids in scraping and removing plaque and tartar from the teeth. Additionally, C.E.T. Oral Hygiene chews also have a natural antiseptic which is effective at slowing the build up of plaque and tarter, as well as giving off a nice odor in your cat's mouth.

The antiseptic is the key ingredient in these chews because it is one of the few dental treat products that actually fight bacteria in the mouth. This can help to keep harmful bacteria and infections of the mouth at bay.

The variety of dental treats on the market for cats is vast and wide. While maintaining good dental hygiene through regular check-ups is still important, by feeding your cat dental chews you can help him to avoid some of the potential pitfalls of plaque, tartar and infections of the mouth.