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Frequently Asked Questions
Dental care is an important part of your pet’s overall health and well-being. Your dog’s teeth are just as prone to plaque and tartar build-up as your teeth and need to be cleaned every day to stay healthy. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 80% of dogs show oral distress by three years of age.
It’s always best to support your dog’s oral health before problems begin. Signs of oral health concerns include bad breath, bloody or swollen gums, and missing, broken, or sore teeth. Back to Top
There are many dental treats to choose from for dogs, but when it comes to finding a complete oral health solution your dog will love, there’s nothing quite like Minties®. As part of the VetIQ™ brand, Minties® have a vet recommended, triple action formula that helps clean your dog’s teeth, freshen its breath, and control plaque and tartar. Back to Top
Minties® have unique hardness, shape and texture to keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy as he or she chews.
Each Minties® treat contains several natural ingredients that work in your dog’s mouth and stomach to promote fresh breath and reduce unpleasant odors. The chewing action of Minties® Dental Treats also helps reduce plaque and tartar.
- Mint promotes minty fresh breath.
- Parsley contains enzymes that help break down odor-causing particles in the stomach.
- Dill helps inhibit bacterial growth and helps prevent early stages of gingivitis.
- Fennel helps control bacteria and is a natural breath freshener.
- Chlorophyll balances acid levels in the stomach and helps deodorize the dog’s body.
Yes, the natural ingredients of parsley, pill, fennel, chlorophyll (alfalfa) and peppermint are all known breath fresheners. The mechanical action of chewing also cleans the teeth removing plaque and bacteria that can cause mouth odor. Back to Top
Minties® are free of many ingredients that may be of concern to you and your dog: wheat, gluten, soy, corn, artificial flavors and animal by-products. They are also free of gelatin, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate (HSH), soy protein isolate, or propyl gallate – ingredients which can be problematic for dogs. Always consult your veterinarian for specific guidance on what is best for your dog. Back to Top
Minties® contain five natural breath fresheners compared to the two for Greenies. These breath fresheners work in multiple ways to promote fresh breath for your dog. Both Minties® and Greenies have a mechanical action to help clean the teeth and remove the plaque and tartar. Minties® do not contain wheat or grain and are easily digested. And last but not least, Minties® sell for just a fraction of the cost of Greenies. Back to Top
VetIQ™ Minties® can be found at Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations nationwide. Back to Top
We recommend giving your dog a Minties® Dental Treat once per day in accordance with the directions on product packaging or your vet’s instructions. Back to Top
Minties® are sized to best meet the needs of each dog depending on its size. Bones should be chewed and gnawed to remove the plaque and tarter on a dog’s teeth. The size needs to be appropriate to allow the proper abrasive chewing action to more fully clean the dog’s teeth and help control plaque and tartar.