A Handy Checklist for annual checkups, for dogs of all ages.
We do not recommend Checkups for puppies less than 6 months of age or adult dogs weighing less than 20 pounds.
Plaque forms quickly on teeth and hardens into tartar slowly with accumulation, leading to dental disease. In a clinical research study, Checkups dental treats were fed to dogs one time per day after their meal and proven to reduce plaque by 25% and tartar by 62%. Although not as effective as twice daily brushing, feeding your dog Checkups is a much easier way to improve dental health.
Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed disorder in veterinary practices in dogs in the United States. Most will have dental disease by the time they are 2 years old. The best way to prevent your dog from developing dental disease as they get older is to formulate a program of dental care that starts when your pet is young. Regular brushing (5-7 times per week), regular use of dental treats like Checkups*, as well as regular veterinary care, including dental exams, will help maintain good dental health.
A Handy Checklist for annual checkups, for dogs of all ages
Veterans and their dogs received checkups on Armed Forces Day
My dogs just LOVE Checkups Treats. I used to buy Greenies and give them a “toothbrush” before bed, but I saw your treats at Costco and decided to give them a try… WHAT A HIT! The dogs actually run into their cage at night just because they know they are going to get a Checkups as their bedtime snack! PLUS They have made such a difference in my Pom’s teeth- They look sooo much whiter!Omega-3 fatty acids are important nutrients for controlling inflammation and supporting a healthy skin and coat. Having an additional source of omega-3 fatty acids in your dog’s daily diet like Checkups is beneficial for overall health and well-being.When the results were compared, the levels of plaque and tartar on the teeth of dogs eating the Checkups treats were significantly lower than the levels on the control dogs’ teeth. Tartar is the hardened compound that must be removed from the teeth by dental prophylaxis. Reducing the tartar on the teeth by almost 2/3 is amazing! This indicates that the regular use of these treats is going to prevent a buildup of this nasty substance. Plaque is what turns into tartar if it is not removed from the tooth in a timely manner. Reducing the plaque on the surface of the teeth by 25% corresponded with the 62% drop in tartar formation. Because plaque forms so quickly, it is impossible to reduce the plaque on the teeth as much as the tartar. That is why the numbers differ so much.Many pet owners do not have the time for daily brushing of their dog’s teeth. An alternative to daily brushing would be a treat, like Checkups™. Checkups are pliable and completely dissolvable dental hygiene treats for your dog.