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Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health Small Bites Canine Formula Dry Food

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Product Details

Purina Veterinary Diets® DH Dental Health® Canine Formula may be prescribed for dogs with the following conditions: Adult and senior dogs to help reduce the accumulation of plaque and tartar, and Adult and senior dogs for everyday maintenance

Is your pet experiencing
* Bad breath
* Loss of appetite
* Red, swollen and bleeding gums
* Drooling
* Blood in the saliva
* Yellow-brown tartar at the gum line
* Broken teeth
* Dark spots on molars
* Raised sores in mouth

If so, they may be suffering from dental problems.
The most common dental problem pets' experience is buildup from plaque and calculus. If left unchecked, plaque and calculus buildup can eventually cause inflammation of both the gums (gingivitis) and the membrane lining of the tooth socket (periodontitis). Without proper treatment, the teeth may become infected and fall out and the resulting infection may spread to other parts of the body such as the kidneys or valves of the heart.
Dietary Characteristics
Purina Veterinary Diets© DH© brand Canine Formula and DH© brand Small Bites Canine Formula have been formulated to provide complete and balanced nutrition for adult and senior dogs, while providing the following characteristics:
* Optimal kibble size
* Added antioxidants A and E
* Natural source of glucosamine
* Moderate calories
* Exceptional palatability
* Perfect solution for everyday feeding of adult and senior dogs
* Canine Dental Chews are a perfect complement when using the DH Formula.

Caloric Content: 315 kcal/cup

Dental problems may also result from injury, foreign bodies such as porcupine quills or foxtail, malnutrition or systemic health conditions that infect the mouth as well as other parts of the body.

Inspect your pet's mouth regularly for tartar buildup or a condition of the gums and brush your pet's teeth with the proper brush and toothpaste (made specifically for them) once or twice a week. Consult with your veterinarian about the correct home-cleaning process or professional cleaning.

Additionally, dry, crunchy foods can be helpful in keeping teeth clean. As the pet chews, particles from the dry food scrape against the teeth, acting like a toothbrush to help remove plaque.

The role of dietary management in dental disease is to provide a proper balance of total nutrients that can be fed every day for maintenance while meeting the special dietary needs of the patient. Nutritional management of dogs that are prone to the formation of tartar centers on feeding a kibble that significantly decreases the accumulation of tartar. This can be accomplished by designing a kibble that is both large enough to promote increased chewing time and that has a special texture to allow the tooth to penetrate deep into the kibble before it breaks. Greater tooth penetration extends contact time with the kibble for an excellent cleaning effect.
SKU: 7422

Ingredients

Chicken, chicken meal (natural source of glucosamine), brewers rice, ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, ground wheat, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), dried beet pulp, brewers dried yeast, powdered cellulose, glycerin, dried egg product, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, animal digest, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, potassium sorbate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

Analysis:

Linoleic Acid (Min)1.40%
Calcium (Ca) (Min)1.00%
Phosphorus (P) (Min)0.80%
Crude Protein (Min)25.00%
Crude Fat (Min)14.00%
Crude Fiber (Max)5.00%
Moisture (Max)12.00%

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Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health Small Bites Canine Formula Dry Food
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Nutritional (4)
  • Dog likes it (3)
  • Easy to digest (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller dogs (3)
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    5.0

    Great service AND dog loves the product.

    By lch

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Dog Loves The Food
    • Dog Needs Dental Diet
    • Easy To Digest
    • Keeps Dog Teeth Healthy
    • Meets Vet's Prescription
    • Nutritional
    • Packaging Makes Use Easy

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Active Dogs
    • Helps Conrol Tartar
    • Smaller Dogs

    Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health Small Bites Canine Formula Dry Food:

    As is obvious from the above, we use the product for our Bichon, whose vet prescribes a dental diet.

    Jasper (our Bichon) loves the product, and so we are able to give him pieces of his "vet RX kibble product" as treats. He thinks he's just extra lucky. But it helps us keep his teeth healthy, which is very important to us.

    There's nothing we (or our dog) thinks isnt so great about the product.

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    5.0

    Terrific product!

    By Penny

    from Texas

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest
    • Good Value
    • Nutritional
    • Tasty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Older Dogs
      • Smaller Dogs

      Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health Small Bites Canine Formula Dry Food:

      My toy poodle had terrible breath problems and had been on several rounds of antibiotics to cure her sore gums and tongue and excessive drooling. Even with dental cleanings twice a year, she had bad breath that could curl your hair! My vet prescribed DH to be used as treats which I give to my dog generously all day long. The DH works like a miracle and there is no doggy breath at all now. I also use 'Breathilizer' in her water. If you have a dog that suffers from plaque buildup and bad breath, give DH a try. You will be very happy with the results.

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      5.0

      Fast & Easy

      By Diane

      from Redwood City, CA

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nutritional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Active Dogs

        Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health Small Bites Canine Formula Dry Food:

        This ia a prescription dog food intended for dental health. I have two schnauzers with poor dental health and this food was recommended by our Vet in Pennsylvania. We recently relocated to California and the vets out here will not honor the PA prescription without an office visit, which they had recently had in April. So I went online and was able to quickly order the food through PetFoodDirect and it arrived in a matter of days! Thanks!

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        5.0

        Small Bites--Big Flavor

        By mw

        from Cleveland OH

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Value
        • Nutritional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Dogs
          • Smaller Dogs

          Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health Small Bites Canine Formula Dry Food:

          My little dog has lost many of his teeth and my vet recommended this. Amazingly, with so few teeth, my dog is able to chew and enjoy this food. It might take him longer to eat, but when the dish is empty he runs around looking for the crumbs!

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