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Nutro Natural Choice Tartar Control Biscuits

1 rating: 5.0
Biscuits for dogs by Nutro.

I happened upon the product while I was shopping at PetCo, while I was looking for a cat treat that a cat would like. But, since I could not find any, my eyes starting wandering and the store knew right where to station this box. They knew that if they … see full wiki

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1 review about Nutro Natural Choice Tartar Control Biscuits

This Choice Comes Naturally From Natural Choice For My Dog.

  • Mar 23, 2011
Rating:
+5
I happened upon the product while I was shopping at PetCo, while I was looking for a cat treat that a cat would like. But, since I could not find any, my eyes starting wandering and the store knew right where to station this box. They knew that if they put what they wanted to sell at the end of the isle, that a customer like myself would see it and think about their pets teeth and bad breath and say what the heck its only $5.00 a box. So, with that being said I purchased one box. When I did that I did not know that all of my dogs would gobble these up so fast . I thought that I would try and beat the Vet at his own game but that back fired on me.
 
Ingredients
wheat, flour, ground whole wheat, corn, gluten, meal, rice, bran, calcium carbonate, chicken meal, ground rice, poultry fat, sodium acid pyprophosphate, natural flavors,tetrapotassium pyrophosphate, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, brewers dyied yeast, salt, lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, vitaminE supplement, zinc sulfate, ascorbic acid, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, maganese sulfate, niacin, sodium selenite, vitamin A, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, menadione sodium bisulfate calcium iodate, thiamin,vitamin D3, and folic acid.

 
Guaranteed Analysis
This product has a guaranteed analysis of 20% minimum crude protein, 5% of minimum crude fat, 3% of maximum crude fiber, 11% of maximum moisture, 1% of minimum calcium, 1% of minimum phosphorus, minimum of 200 mg of zinc, minimum of 10,000 IU of vitamin A, and a minimum of 150 IU of vitamin E.

Description
These biscuits are the large size measuring in at just about 3" long x 1-1/2" wide x ¼" thick. They are light brown in color and are easy enough for you to break up for your pets if you have small dogs. But, if you have a large dog they will gobble them up in one bite. Each of the dog biscuits have a picture of a tooth brush raised  above the surface of the biscuit. These are supposed to make your dogs chew hard and the little bits and pieces of dog biscuit will chip away at your dogs tartar that is on his or her teeth. These biscuits are also supposed to fight plaque build-up and freshen their breath. Calorie Content: These biscuits have Metabolizable (to give your dog more energy) energy at 53 calories per biscuit.

Experience
It is very important for you to know that you should feed small dogs 1 to 2 biscuits per day and medium to large dogs 2 to 3 biscuits per day. This should not be their main source of diet, it should be included with their daily meals throughout the day not given all at once. You also have to be aware that these biscuits are not the miracle worker when it comes to getting tartar off of your dogs teeth. When we first started giving these to our the first thing that we noticed is that the tartar on our dogs teeth was in the beginning stages of becoming bad. If you catch it early enough then this will work.

But, if you wait until your dogs teeth are a nice shade of brown and you can't get any of the tartar off when you try and  scrape it, then I am sorry to tell you that it will probably cost you about $200.00 per animal to get their teeth cleaned. This is because of the high cost of the anesthetic that they use. I called to see what it would cost if I had to have our pets teeth cleaned and they told that once I get them cleaned that these biscuits would be a good way to maintain their oral health.

If you start noticing that your dogs have bad breath, one of two things is happening and that is that the tartar has built up and the bacteria is what you are smelling, or they have gone out in the backyard and eaten some of their own feces. You know they like to do that don't you? These biscuits also will help in giving your dogs a nice shiny coat of fur. You can actual a nice sheen on your dogs hair when they walk by you. You can also use these as training treats which I have found to be quite useful because the dogs love them so much. The only problem with this box is that with having three dogs, and one of them is very large they could gobble a whole box up in three days. Plus, at five dollars a box this can get quite expensive. I did notice that I will have take my dogs in because this only helped a little bit. If I would have not waited so long to tend to their teeth, then I would not have to worry about the high cost of dental care from a vet.

Along with this Tartar control type, they also have other kinds to choose from such as: Max Bones, Max Mini Bones, Max puppy drumsticks, Max Crunchers, Max Steaks, Natural Choice sensitive stomach, chops, senior, lite,2 different flavor large breed adult, and 2 different large breed puppy choices. Each of these types are all the same price.  

Conclusion
Remember if you are expecting  for this to do a miracle, then you will have to start early on your dogs dental care. These biscuits will only maintain your dogs white teeth. If your dogs teeth are already white then there is a good chance that they will work for you. Once you get this under control then your dog will feel better and you will also be happy. If you have multiple dogs this will probably run into quite a bit of money but not as much as a cleaning by a vet. Five stars for the job that this does  in maintaining your dogs oral health.

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This Choice Comes Naturally From Natural Choice For My Dog.

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