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Benefits of dog treats

Dog treats offer several benefits for dogs. I'm going to discuss two of these benefits here: oral health and training aid. Let me begin with dental dog treats. Most dog owners can agree that dogs have a pretty bad smell from their mouth. By providing them with dental treats, the smelly odor can be subsided and the dog can have tolerable breath. Another oral issue that dental treats take care of is the build-up of plaque and tartar around the teeth. The optimum way for dogs to get rid of the plaque and tartar is by chewing. So by giving them chewable (dental) treats, you are helping them get rid of the plaque. In regards to training aid, treats are given as part of the training process. If you noticed, when dogs get trained, they get treats as rewards. This tells them that they are doing the right thing. And dogs love treats! So they know that they must be good at training to receive treats. As you see, it's a win-win situation for both the dog and the dog owner: the dog gets trained and gets to eat delicious treats.

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My dog's breath smells, what can I do?


I had the same issue with my dog and I solved it by using dental treats which provide freshening breath and reducing plaque buildup and tartar formation.

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