Friday, August 06, 2010

REVIEW: Bright Bites

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I never thought dogs would be so excited about dental treats until the box of Bright Bites arrived for review!  The packages immediately peaked everyone's interest.

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Bright Bites make dental hygiene fun - and tasty - for dogs.  The star-shaped treats were developed by veterinarians to help keep your dog's teeth free of plaque and tarter, thus working to prevent gingivitis and gum disease.  Both the shape and texture of the dental treats play an essential role and promote an overall healthier mouth.

Bright Bites are available in three flavors - Cinnamon, Peppermint and Spearmint - and each flavor comes in Small (for dogs up to 15lbs), Medium (for dogs 15 - 40lbs) and Large (for dogs over 40lbs).

Lola was quick to grab a bag (perhaps trying to stash it before her siblings noticed) and she was first in line when we opened the Cinnamon treats.        

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Don't worry about Zeus' pathetic sad look above... he got his very own Bright Bites star soon enough! 

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Bright Bites are 100% soluble, which means that as a concerned dog Mom, I can feel confident about safely giving these treats to the Lapdogs!  Even better is the fact that this is more than just words on a package or a creative marketing slogan.  The 100% soluble fact is based on results of a two-stage gastrointestinal digestibility study performed at the University of Illinois. In order to achieve this, the material left behind must be what we would expect to leave the small intestine and go into the colon (to be expelled as feces) at the end of the 18 hour digestion period. What was left? Nothing!  

If that wasn't enough to convince you to give Bright Bites a try, the fact that they recently obtained the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) seal of approval might!  After going through rigorous testing, results came back clinically proven the treats are effective in controlling plaque and tartar on dogs' teeth.  

Sophie thinks these nifty star-shaped treats are delightful... especially because they help to keep her pearly whites out of the v-e-t's office! 

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All four Lapdogs love Bright Bites and give their official 16 Paws Up Lapdog Seal of Approval.  They are excited that a lucky dog (or pack) out there will have the chance to try Bright Bites (see contest below), but hope that all the doggy parents will go out and get some yummy star-shaped treats for their furbabies.  After all, unlike a trip to the v-e-t, your pooch will be begging for more "cleaning" via Bright Bites!

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CONTEST! Bright Bites has offered up a wonderful prize package for one lucky winner!  The winner will receive a bag of Bright Bites in each flavor (in the size of your choice), a Bright Bites collar and a copy of the book "101 Dog Tricks."  
To enter:
1) Follow the Lapdog Creations blog publicly if you don't already (see "Followers" on the right hand side bar).
2) Leave a comment here telling me what your dog's favorite dental treat is and/or what steps you take to ensure your dog's dental health.
To get an extra entry, send your friends here to enter and be sure to have them mention your name.... blog, Tweet, Facebook and text away 
Winner will be selected by random number generator and must be a public follower of Lapdog Creations in order to win.
Deadline for entries is Thursday, August 12 at midnight.

9 comments:

Channon said...

Neat! We used to use a dental chew of some sort weekly, but since most have some sort of corn/gluten in them, we don't currently have a favorite.

Kim Wood said...

I check Bailey's teeth regularly. The V-E-T says his teeth are great for his age. He doesn't get dental treats because of his allergies, but he does get a steak bone here and there. :)

Our New Beginning said...

(Not entering to win, just commenting!)

I think that is awesome! Looks like the kids are enjoying them and they sound great! I actually feed a raw diet and therefore do not need dental treats. In fact, my pittie doesn't get anything but her meals, her brewer's yeast/garlic tablets (for external parasite control), and dried chicken (for treats).

Good luck to everyone out there and an early congrats to whoever wins!!

michelle said...

My two dogs are so competitive to see who will get something first they will eat anything just to be the winner.

pam said...

Bobo and Meja are fans of the busy bone and the Dingo. Something about the peppermint they like.

I brush their teeth weekly so they've got good toofers.

ps. we received the Zukes and ZOMG!!! love (I'll post a review soon tx!)

pam said...

Oh yeah we're followin you too.

Bobo and Meja and Mommy

gMarie said...

My dogs adore the treats from the vet that help clean their teeth. They were Dudley's favorite :( g

gypsyknits said...

We follow :).

Well we actually tried to brush their teeth :(. Mr. Bettis chewed the brush in one chomp. Molly refused to open her mouth and Gypsy accidently bit the Hubby's finger.
We haven't found a good dental product.

Sue said...

How did we miss this? We haven't heard of Bright Bites before, but anything that will help keep the teeth clean makes Mom happy.

Mom isn't very good about brushing our teeth. It's hit and miss. Sometimes she goes on a campaign about it, but with so many of us, and some of us aren't very cooperative, she soon slacks off again.

We'd like to avoid having the vet clean our teeth for us, so a delicious treat that also leaves us with a bright smile sounds like a great idea.