Dental treats and dental diets are a great way to help reduce plaque and tartar build up for your pets. Dental diets like Hill’s prescription diet are designed to be much harder and larger than regular kibble. Your pet’s teeth sink into the larger kibble, scraping plaque off the teeth and helping to reduce tartar buildup. Dental treats like Minties work in a very similar fashion to help reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Minties also have mint, fennel, chlorophyll, and parsley to help freshen the breath. Dill and fennel also help control bacterial growth. Giving your pet a combination of tooth brushing, dental diets, and dental treats provides a well-rounded (and tasty!) approach to home dental care.