There are numerous products marketed for dog dental health, such as edible chews, textured nylon chews, rope toys, and textured rubber toys. We recently got to try a new dental product, Barkworthies Brushers.
Barkworthies Brushers are 100% organic twigs made from branches of the East Indies Arrack tree. They release an antibiotic when chewed that helps to suppress both the growth of bacteria and the formation of plaque. They also contain minerals (potassium, sodium, chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and calcium oxides) that help strengthen tooth enamel. Their parallel bristle-like nature works like dental floss to clean between teeth. As a bonus for the environment, they are sustainably harvested! People in the regions where these trees are found have traditionally used such twigs to clean their own teeth (look up "miswak" for more info).
|Preliminary taste test|
|Chew, spit, repeat!|
|Happy chewing face #1|
|Happy chewing face #2|
|Mess from Brusher chew session #1|
|Mess from Brusher chew session #2|
Disclaimer: We received 2 Barkworthies Brushers from Matrix Partners for review purposes. We did not receive any monetary compensation for this post, and all of the opinions expressed are our own.