My dogs have eaten shoes, cell phones, and poop--hence the need for Minties!
I’m now on my “second set” of dogs, Pearl the mutt, Jasmine the Poodle, and Zoey and DiDi the white Miniature Schnauzers. They are all fairly young, between two and eight years old. Their breath is pretty good—but there’s a reason for that. I remember when my first set of dogs were aging, two Miniature Schnauzers named Pepper and Ozzie and a mutt named LuLu Belle, and their breath became something out of a horror movie. Heavy breathing on the part of these lovely creatures could clear a room.
I’m determined to do something differently with my “second set.” I’d like for them to have sweet breath—or, at the very least, extremely tolerable breath—as they age. I’ve been feeding them Minties by VetIQ after I discovered the product at a pet trade show in Las Vegas and Minties sent me a few samples. Once I saw my dogs’ reaction to these dental treats, I—and they—were hooked.
I like Minties because the limited ingredients include five natural breath fresheners, some of which I regularly juice for myself using my Omega juicer: peppermint, parsley, fennel, dill, and alfalfa. These are all plant materials that are known to not only freshen breath, but to boost immunity. Minties doesn’t claim the latter, but I know it to be true, at least for humans.
The Minties bones are hard enough to give your dog a good chew, thus helping to remove tartar, but soft enough that they don’t damage teeth. They are completely edible and contain other nutritious ingredients, such as brewer’s yeast and a source of Vitamin D.
All of Minties products are sourced and manufactured in the USA, which is a big plus for me, and gives me the confidence that Minties stands 100% behind their product, as they say they do. Not only does feeding my dogs a product made in the USA give me peace of mind, but when you buy American you preserve and create American jobs. Just sayin’.
The bottom line: I’ve noticed that Minties does help with doggie breath. I'll keep using this product, much to my dogs' delight. Big paws up for Minties!
Minties chews come in four different sizes: Tiny (under 10 lbs), Small (10-19 lbs), Medium (20-39 lbs), and Large (over 40 lbs). It’s recommended that you give your dog one per day.
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