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Halo Spot's Chew Dog Dental Treats
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Halo Spot's Chew Dental Treats tackle doggy breath with healthy ingredients.
June 30, 2011 8:27 am | By Zootoo Editor AmyLi
Halo Spot’s Chew Dental Dog Treats aim to help “your pet look and feel great inside and out.” That may be a challenge with some pooches – upon first trial, our tester dog wanted to carry the sticks around for a few minutes instead of chewing.
The treats, which are sticks of around six inches in length, are designed to clean dogs’ teeth and help freshen their breath – something that most dogs, including our tester dog, can use a bit of help with. The sticks are primarily composed of brown rice flour, rice flour, cornstarch, glycerin, gelatin, whole oats, as well as some vegetables and apples.
Peppermint is listed as one of the last ingredients of the stick, but it’s a surprising fact, as the dark brown sticks smell strongly of mint – not an obvious selling point for carnivores.
But if you are able to get your dog to chew on the sticks, or perhaps if your dog takes to them instantly, there are certainly health rewards: each stick’s components offer 18 percent of crude protein, and only 2 percent of crude fat. They provide approximately 10 percent of the daily energy needs of a 35 lb dog and can be purchased for a retail rate of $9.99 in all major pet stores.
Pros: Healthy treats that serve to both occupy your dog and help it out with some dental aid along the way.
Cons: Mint flavor might be a turn off for some dogs.
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