After purchasing Merrick’s Sarge Bone and not being completely satisfied with the fit for our pups, I contacted a representative from the company. She quickly and kindly addressed my concerns and was able to point me in the direction of some treat options which might be a better fit for our aggressive chewers. They were also kind enough to send a sampling of such treats for the boys to try out!
Our dogs have come to assume (correctly) that every package we bring through our doors is for them. They couldn’t wait to see what was inside when the Merrick package arrived, and were overjoyed as we began to dig through! We received several different types of items so will be breaking this product spotlight into multiple reviews!
Merrick Dental Chews
With February’s Dog Dental Health Month just wrapping up we thought it was important to keep the conversation going and share our thoughts on Merrick Dental Chews! Just because Dog Dental Health month has ended, doesn’t mean that we should get lax in our dental care routines!
Keep your dog smiling!
Keeping those chompers healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Being proactive and consistent with brushing your dog’s teeth is an easy and effective way to support your dog’s dental health. We brush our boys’ teeth a couple of times per week (at minimum) and are working to incorporate it into our regular routine before bedtime.
Dental health care can be fun too! Building on your dog’s natural instinct to chew, there have never been so many retail options for promoting your dog’s dental health as there are now. Products such as compressed dental chews, raw bones, and nylon bones are the perfect supplement to your dog’s dental care regimen.
So, What Does Merrick Have To Offer?
Looking through our box of goodies, we came across two different dental offerings from Merrick Texas Toothpicks and Big Brush Bones!
We love Merrick and couldn’t wait to see what these treats were all about..now if only we had two volunteers to offer their taste testing services! Ha!
The Same and Different
The formula and ingredients of each of the dental chews are the same, their shapes and the fun that follows, totally different.
Each treat is all natural, grain and gluten free and made in the USA. Interested to see how your favorite dental chew stacks up? Check out the Merrick comparison tool for more information! (http://www.merrickpetcare.com/treats) spoiler alert, Merrick Dental Chews rock!
Let’s get right to the good stuff! Time to give them a try!
So what did we think?! (Our Merrick Dental Chews Review!)
Hardness – The boys take much longer to chew through these than some other dental chews we have tried. That is a big plus in our book as more chewing leads to more teeth cleaning!
Size – The standard dental chew bones come in three different sizes: Mini, Lil’, and Big, helping dog parents to find the perfect size.
While no dental chews are really considered a “low-calorie” treat, the size of the big bones and toothpicks are a little smaller than other dental chews we have tried (109k/Cal). Because these bones cannot be broken up for portion control the calories saved and perfect size goes a long way to helping your dog stay trim while cleaning their teeth.
Taste – Judging from the picture below, no complaints there!
Key Benefits of Merrick Dental Chews
Cleans Teeth – You may think that the unique shapes are just for fun, but the forms and textures actually help to clean teeth of plaque and tartar while chewing!
Freshens Breath – Let’s be real here – our dogs don’t always have the freshest breath! By removing plaque and tartar, Merrick Dental Chews help to take care of nasty breath!
Why MyDogLikes Merrick Dental Chews
Merrick Dental Chews are all-natural and do a great job of cleaning dogs’ teeth and freshening their breath. All in a tasty and digestible treat! They are an easy and fun way to incorporate dental health into your everyday routine!
We give them a dental chew every day, brush their teeth, and take them to the vet for dental checkups.
I wish I could enter your giveaway but all of a sudden rafflecopter doesn’t like me anymore. I can’t get it to load on my blog either and I’ve had to stop using it for my giveaways. 🙁
hmm…we will see if we can send you a direct link that works or help problem solve! Otherwise, we can enter you manually!
Yummy! Shiner hasn’t tried any of the treats your boys did from Merrick. But, she has had the Flossies before. They all look pretty tasty!
I’m a big fan of Merrick and would love to try their dental products!
–Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats
Mauja and Atka assume every package is for them as well. They are right 😉 We love Merrick, but I had no idea they had a dental line. I struggle with finding dental chews that are big enough and don’t mess with Atka’s tummy. I’ll have to give these a try.
I liked that these ones lasted longer than the .2 seconds that some others we have tried lasted!
My dogs love all things Merrick including their Mini Brush Bones! I also do my best to clean their teeth regularly.
I give her dental chews
Love Merrick! Can’t wait to try these out!
I give my babies Merrick General Patton Beef Bones, but would love to try these as well.
I gave these to my furbaby for the first time and she loves them.
We give our dog bull sticks for their teeth.
I brush my dog’s teeth daily & she gets a Merrick mini dental chew every night at bedtime.
My dog has nyla bones to chew on and crunchy dog treats.
I could be much better about caring for my dogs’ teeth but I do use ProDen Plaque Off which I sprinkle on their food. I need to do more brushing.
i brush their teeth daily 🙂 and give them dental chews
They eat raw with bones and chew on bones with bone marrow
I get them brushed every grooming and nail trim, and I brush them myself as well. Also I give him special dental treats.
I have my vet brush them every 3 months!
I give her dental chews a couple of times a week.
we do dental chews. she does NOT let me near her with a toothbrush!
The only thing I do is give her dental chews!
I just switched my dog to Merrick and he loves it. I wish there was a large breed puppy food.
I feel silly. I didn’t know Merrick had dental chews. I am definitely going to have to try them. I’ve got two large dogs that are aggressive chewers. Thanks for letting me know about your product.
We are huge Merrick fans! We eat their kibble and love it, their canned wet food it so tasty, and their treats are to drool for. The best is everything is super healthy and they are such a fun company.
we try to give all natural food with at least a hr of hard core running or something outside per day!
I brush my dogs’ teeth a few times a week; I’d love to supplement that with these chews.
i try to give them dental chews
we brush our dogs teeth everyday and she gets her yearly oral exam
We use dental chews everyday, brush his teeth as well as regular checkups 🙂
I buy her dental bones and try and brush her teeth as often as I can.
I brush them when he allows me to.
We give our dog dental chews. She likes them
I have 3 dogs and they love their dental chews!
I like that these are for strong chewers – my poodle mix goes through other dental chews so fast! I’ll have to give these a try!
My three babies get Pedigree Dentastix.thanks so very much for sharing.
We give our dog Pedigree Dentastix for her teeth.
We use greenies.
I brush my boys teeth every night! They haven’t been given chews before because of the ingredients in some but i’ve heard great things about these and would love to try them!
I just buy him different chews for the teeth.
Teeth brushing treats
I give my little girl dental chews and regular vet visits.
I have a Husky and she has trained me well. I give her dental chews because she walks to cupboard and stares at me until she gets one.
We give them bones & dental chews
we give our pup dental chews to chew on for his teeth
We give our dogs dental chews. These look fantastic!
i give my dogs dentasticks
I give them dental chews as well as brush their teeth once a week.
I have recently started brushing my dog’s teeth to do to keep his teeth in tip top shape. I also like to do crunchy treats instead of soft.
I make sure he always has bones and nylabones to chew on. He gets a lot of complements on his white teeth.
I make sure my dog gets exercise in and only eat holistic dog foods!
I give my dog these dental chews that I purchased at Walmart. I think they are Hartz brand.
Give them dental chews at the end of the day.
I let my pup chew on pig’s ears – outside only though, those things are messy!
I give her dentsticks and when she gets groomed they brush her teeth!
I care for my dog’s teeth by giving her dental chews and taking her for wellness checkups at the vet.
I give my dog chews and toys to chew on. She also gets regular teeth cleanings.
We brush our dog’s teeth (Artie went to the vet yesterday and the vet commented on how great his teeth look). I also give him dental treats.
My dog loves his dental bones and I love them too because they keep his breath fresh!
I give them another brand of dental chews.
Your contest for treat giveaways must be over! As I stated earlier, I have tried to find Merrick canned chicken or liver, stew….. (not sure what you call the “wet food”, & ;ALSO……CANNOT FIND DENTAL BONES, CHEWS, OR TREATS , ALONG / MERRICK CANNED FOOD, here in our town!!! Can you help me???
THANK YOU (for any help w/ these problems)!!!
Hi Conni! Anytime we can’t find something in the stores, we order online! We love amazon ( http://amzn.to/1GNwCkh) and Chewy.com !