MINNEAPOLIS — In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month in February, Blue Buffalo has launched a new dental chew for dogs made with natural ingredients. The chew design, which was patented by parent company General Mills in December 2023 (US Patent No. D1,006,397), features 50 ridges and grooves that help clean teeth, support gum health and freshen breath.

“BLUE Dental Chews are natural dog treats that feature 50 ridges and grooves that support plaque and tartar control,” said Efrem Hunter, DVM, veterinarian at Blue Buffalo. “Plus, the spearmint flavor helps freshen your dog’s breath as they chew. These treats are made with real chicken for the meaty taste that dogs love. BLUE Dental Chews offer a safe chew option designed for pet dental health. Bones, hooves and other hard objects can damage dogs’ teeth and gums causing painful dental fractures.”

According to Hunter, dental disease can negatively impact a pet’s overall health, making prevention key to ensuring a long and healthy life. In tandem with regular dental checkups, dental treats designed to promote oral health are a suitable solution to preventing and treating periodontal disease in dogs and cats.

“Feeding and treating our pets like family is behind everything we do at BLUE,” Hunter added. “BLUE Dental Chews help clean teeth, freshen breath and promote gum health. Given that periodontal disease is one of the most common health issues for dogs, it’s important to schedule regular dental check-ups with your veterinarian, brush your dog’s teeth regularly, and consider treating with a BLUE Dental Chew, which has a unique shape and texture to help promote healthy teeth and gums while managing plaque and tartar buildup. Made with real chicken — and free of wheat — these naturally tasty treats contain essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to take.”

BLUE Dental Chews with Chicken & Spearmint are formulated with a natural spearmint flavor and free from meat or bone meals, corn, wheat, soy, and artificial flavors or preservatives. They are available in three sizes — small, medium and large — to support oral health in dogs of all sizes. The chews are available for purchase online through Amazon, Chewy and PetSmart.

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