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Features June 2015 Issue

Can Certain Foods Actually Protect Your Dog’s Teeth?

Virtually all dry dog foods have an abrasive action on the teeth, so their manufacturers are allowed to put wording on the label along the lines of “cleanses, freshens, or whitens.” But some dog foods also have a seal from the Veterinary Oral Health Council (, which recognizes products that meet standards for plaque and tartar control.

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