Dental Diets

Dental care for your pet may be more important than you think. The accumulation of bacteria laden plaque above the gumline can lead to long term oral health issues. Recent studies have demonstrated there is an association between oral health issues and systemic general health issues affecting the kidney, heart and metabolic systems. Keeping your pet’s teeth clean helps them live healthier longer lives.

In the last 60 years since Crest was invented and brushing your teeth has become a natural part of our daily routines, we have more than double the lifespan of our pets. Unfortunately since we forgot to brush our pets teeth, dental disease or dirty rotten teeth have become the number one reason why our beloved friends are put to rest before they need to be for other reasons.

American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Tooth brushing video

Brushing your pets teeth on a regular routine basis is the best way of keep their teeth clean. Usually this just doesn’t get done every day -but they do get fed everyday so why not feed them a diet that is most likely to help maintain oral health. We strongly recommend that ALL mature pets that have no other nutritional requirements or special dietary concerns, be fed dental diet.
At Hill’s, nutritionists and veterinarians have developed clinical nutrition especially formulated to keep your dog’s teeth clean and help control the oral bacteria found in plaque. Prescription Diet® t/d® is formulated with the following benefits:

  • Clinically proven to reduce plaque, stain and tartar buildup
  • Unique kibble scrubs away laden plaque in the mouth to promote systemic health
  • Reduces bad breath
  • Added antioxidants to control cell oxidation and promote a healthy immune system
  • Awarded the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) Seal of Acceptance for helping reduce both plaque and tartar accumulation

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® t/d® Canine is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition dogs need. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet® foods can help your dog to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.