I'm sure I'm not the only dog parent who has good intentions of brushing their dogs' teeth.
Intentions being the key word in that sentence. Good dental health is so important to a dog's overall heath, but something always seems to get in the way... er, okay, so I forget. Don't judge me, I admit my faults.
Thankfully, there are a lot of wonderful dental chews and treats on the market that help me do the important job that I so often forget. And while all dental treats are designed to accomplish pretty much the same thing - reduce plaque and tarter, while keeping our dog's breath fresh - none are as stinking cute as Whimzees.
Good For a Giggle. Great for a Gnaw.
I mean seriously - is there nothing cuter than a hedgehog shaped dental chew? Perhaps your pooch prefers alligators? If she likes to keep things simple, no worries, Whimzees makes a toothbrush shaped chew as well. And, just to keep everyone on their toes, the company introduces new shapes every year.
Vegetarian. Natural Ingredients. Gluten-Free.
Whimzees aren't just cute, however. They're made with limited, natural ingredients that all serve a function, such as:
- Potato Starch - this energy source is highly digestible and gluten-free
- Glycerin - increase palatability and helps the chews retain moisture
- Powdered Cellulose - a pure form of dietary fiber that not only helps to polish a dog's teeth, but helps to keep their digestive track regular
- Lecithin - an all-natural emulsifier, derived from vegetables
- Malt Extract - not only does it promote strong bones, but it helps to improve metabolism and muscle tone, and it's gluten-free
- Yeast - source of B vitamins, minerals and amino acids for a healthier coat and easy digestions
The list of what Whimzees doesn't have is just as important. There are no artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, preservatives, GMOs, gluten or meat. As a concerned dog Mom who finds color additives in dog food or treats to be completely unnecessary, I was thrilled to learn that they get their color from natural ingredients, including alfalfa extract for the green; annatto extract for the orange; malt extract for the brown; and calcium carbonate for the white.
Whimzees are also high in fiber, while being low in calories and sugars. This is another thing that makes me smile. Now that I am reading every single label, paying close attention to the fat content due to Teutul's pancreatitis, finding a quality low-fat chew means Whimzees gets extra bonus points!
But back to what really makes everyone smile about Whimzees, those unusual, but adorable shapes. Believe it or not, they're not just for the humans' entertainment. They were actually designed to ensure proper blood flow through the gums to help prevent bad breath and do a better job getting at tarter in all places.
Whimzees are currently available in 7 different shapes/styles and are made in 5 different sizes, XS thru XL - creating fun and enabling clean teeth for nearly every dog! Not all shapes are available for all sizes, and Whimzees are not suitable for dogs under the age of 9 months, nor dogs under 5lbs. They are available at most pet retailers in the USA, as well as through Amazon. Check out this deal: Whimzees Toothbrush Star Small Value Bag, 24 ct
The Lapdogs loved their Whimzees chews and their Mama loves what the company stands for.
"We're a company of dog-lovers, people-lovers and Earth-lovers. We're obsessed with bringing only the best, healthiest and most-fun dog products to the world. And we do it in a sustainable, socially-responsible way." - Whimzees
Based in Holland, Whimzees is committed to using only the finest ingredients, manufactured to the highest standards while saving energy and recycling. Read their Dogifesto here.
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