DentaGuard Chews were developed to help combat the most common health problem diagnosed in dogs – Periodontal Disease, which affects nearly 80% of dogs over the age of three. Periodontal Disease is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria and bacterial by-products that accumulate in dental plaque and it is completely preventable through the regular removal of dental plaque by measures that include toothbrushing and chewing fibrous products like DentaGuard Rawhide Chews. If dental plaque is not removed regularly, it becomes calcified to form hardened tartar that can only be removed through a professional dental cleaning by a veterinarian. Accumulated dental plaque and tartar irritate the gums causing them to become red and swollen (gingivitis), bleeding and painful, along with bad breath and tooth loss (periodontal disease).
Developed by a leading dental scientist, clinically proven DentaGuard Rawhide Chews are prepared in a proprietary manner that results in its fibrous nature. These rawhide fibers act like dental floss and allow it to remove dental plaque during chewing, and this has been shown to improve dental health as well as oral malodor. Made from minced and extruded American beefhide, they are much safer than traditional rawhide strips and are easy to chew and digest. Clinical trials conducted at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and in a veterinary hospital have proven the ability of DentaGuard Chews to prevent plaque, tartar, and gingivitis.