Dental Exercise In One Page!

Dental Exercise in One Page for Dogs

Dental exercise is incredibly important to dogs. It prevents a LOT of expensive health problems but most importantly, heart disease.

Not every dog wants to chew on a knucklebone. Some dogs won’t take a bone at all. But all is not lost.

Six different “kinds” of dental exercise are charted to show whether they provide scraping, disinfecting, deodorizing, stimulant or other dental benefits. None of them are perfect and all have some drawbacks. Figure that anything scrapey or hard enough to remove tartar could potentially crack a tooth, in some elderly dogs, even dry food. But well, it’s worth it.


Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.