Let us help you choose the right dental stick for your dog
Large dental sticks: over 25kg
Medium dental sticks: 10-25kg
Small dental sticks: up to 10kg
Looking for hypoallergenic options?
> Salmon, Mint & Charcoal
> Kangaroo, Mint & Turmeric
Other dental brands often contain starch, salt and sugar which are not only unhealthy, but may also promote dental disease
Our dental sticks are one of the few Australian brands that contain a healthy ingredient list with active ingredients to help fight the build-up of plaque and tartar
HOW WE STACK UP
Bell & Bone vs. the Competition
Vet Endorsed By Dr. Kelly Halls - Bentons Rd. Vet
"To improve dental health, we want to provide mechanical cleaning of the teeth through gentle abrasion. We want safe and natural ingredients, like those found in Bell & Bone.
Bell & Bone choose active ingredients in their dental sticks that have been clinically proven to be safe and effective in reducing plaque and bad bacteria."
- Dr. Kelly Halls.
Why We're Better
Dental Sticks for dogs
Dental disease is one of the most common health concerns in dogs. With a higher rate than most other common diseases and potentially great health risks to your dog if left untreated it is imperative that we take this seriously. By age 3, 80% of dogs are likely to have gum or dental disease. This may begin with plaque buildup but if left untreated it can lead to periodontitis, gingivitis, and teeth loss.
Ideally, we should brush our dogs' teeth regularly (at least twice a day), but this does not usually happen. Chances are, leftover food and bacteria start to build until it becomes plaque which may progress to tartar and other conditions mentioned above.
Dental sticks for dogs are made to assist in reducing and removing plaque and tartar buildup and unwanted dental diseases from forming. We recommend giving your dog Bell & Bone Dental Sticks daily for optimal care, helping to reduce the likelihood of bacteria build-up in your dog’s
How do dental sticks for dogs work?
Dental sticks for dogs are created so that when the dog chews on them, plaque and tartar should be removed from the teeth. There are two ways that this can occur: either from being hard enough to scrape plaque from the surface of the tooth or by activating the ingredients to prevent and reduce plaque and tartar buildup.
When a dental stick is just hard and contains no active ingredients only surface-level plaque may be removed. This is definitely not the most effective way of caring for your dog’s oral health. Most brands of dental sticks unfortunately do not contain active ingredients which may be the reason for high rates of dental disease in dogs.
Bell & Bone Dental Sticks are one of the few Australian brands that contain active ingredients to help fight and reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Working with industry experts, Bell & Bone has included Sodium Tripolyphosphate and Zinc Sulphate in their range of dental sticks. These ingredients will activate when your dog chews on their dental stick to provide them with optimal oral care.
Are dental sticks for dogs good?
Bell & Bone Dental Sticks are quite different to most other brands in the market. Where they often include grains and fillers, preservatives, unnatural colours and flavours, sugar and salt... Bell & Bone makes sure they have nothing of the sort included in their formula.
Besides differentiating from other brands by including active ingredients to help fight to reduce plaque and tartar buildup, Bell & Bone Dental Sticks are also healthy and good for dogs. They have a protein first ingredient like Kangaroo, Salmon, Chicken, Duck and Lamb and are grain, filler, sugar and nasty free.
Bell & Bone Dental Sticks also include Mint and Parsley for fresher breath and a range of superfoods with natural oral health benefits for your dog. Manuka Honey helps fight gum disease, Activated Charcoal whitens teeth and freshen breath, Seaweed can naturally reduce plaque and so on.
Bell & Bone Dental Sticks are full of natural vitamins and minerals such as protein, magnesium, iron, iodine, and omega-3 fatty acids. There are also 2 hypoallergenic flavours for allergies and sensitive tummies – Kangaroo and Salmon
We recommend reading the ingredient list before choosing your brand of dental sticks.
Are dental sticks as good as brushing?
We recommend brushing your dog’s teeth daily as it is still the best thing you can do for your dog’s dental health. However, we understand that this is a challenge; therefore, dental sticks are a great replacement. They provide similar dental health benefits— please note that not all dental sticks do this, but Bell & Bone does due to the active ingredients.
Are dog dental sticks worth it?
Absolutely. Just like what was mentioned above, a simple bacteria and food leftover buildup on our dogs’ teeth could result in a severe dental disease; but what’s more alarming is that this isn’t the worst-case scenario. Once the bacteria underneath the gums have penetrated the bloodstream, the bacteria could spread into the dog’s internal organs, just like the heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, and kidneys. This would not only cost you a fortune penny-wise, but it could even cost you the life of your beloved dog. In this matter, giving your dog the proper dental care, just like buying him a dental stick is definitely worth it.
Can puppies eat dental sticks?
We recommend starting your puppy on Bell & Bone Puppy Dental Chews from as early as 10 weeks of age! Our puppy dental chews come in two sizes, small puppies (smaller puppies or breeds) and big puppies (larger breeds and older), and they come in two amazing flavours, Beef and Coconut and Salmon and Carrot.
Once your pup is 6 months or puppy teeth have fallen out, you can swap them over to Bell & Bone Dental Sticks, available in 5 different flavours and three sizes, there is a dental stick for every dog.
Do you have puppy dental sticks?
Check out our range of Bell & Bone Puppy Dental Chews.
Our puppy dental chews come in two sizes, small puppies (smaller puppies or breeds) and big puppies (larger breeds and older), and they come in two amazing flavours, Beef and Coconut and Salmon and Carrot.
If you are looking for something for your biting pup to chew on, we highly recommend Bell & Bone Collagen Sticks for Puppies and Small Dogs. These sticks in comparison are harder and are great at promoting chewing. They are full of nutrients that are perfect for puppies and will keep them occupied when looking for something to chew on.
A note from our founder, Arianne:
Bell & Bone represents the change I want to make in this world. I want to help give dogs a healthier and happier life through food and I am fortunate to have this business that allows me to do so.
By working with experts to create wonderful products and through our partnership with RSPCA Victoria, I know that each day I am closer to my goal of changing the future of so many dogs' lives.