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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions for Minties®. Don’t see the answer you are looking for? Contact Us today and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Why is dental care important for my dog?

    Dental care is an important part of your pet’s overall health and well-being. Your dog’s teeth are just as prone to plaque and tartar build-up as your teeth and need to be cleaned every day to stay healthy.

    It’s always best to support your dog’s oral health before problems begin. Signs of oral health concerns include bad breath, bloody or swollen gums, and missing, broken, or sore teeth.

  • Why is joint health important for my dog?

    As dogs get older, the protective joint tissue between bones gets thinner.  In some circumstances, this cartilage tissue is so thin, bone can rub against bone.  This can significantly limit movement and be a source of discomfort for your dog.

    Proper joint supplements that include glucosamine and chondroitin support overall joint health by helping maintain healthy cartilage in the joint, lubricating the joint and improving mobility.

  • How does Minties® support dental health?

    Minties® have unique hardness, shape and texture to keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy as he or she chews.

    Each Minties® treat contains several natural ingredients that work in your dog’s mouth and stomach to promote fresh breath and reduce unpleasant odors. The chewing action of Minties® Dental Treats also helps reduce plaque and tartar.

    • Peppermint promotes minty fresh breath.
    • Parsley contains enzymes that help break down odor-causing particles in the stomach.
    • Dill and fennel are natural breath fresheners.
    • Chlorophyll helps deodorize the dog’s breath.
  • How does Minties® Hip & Joint Care Treats support joint health?

    Each treat contains glucosamine and chondroitin to support overall joint health by helping maintain healthy cartilage in joints, lubricating joints, maintaining muscle around the joint, and improving mobility.

  • Are Minties® Dental Treats safe for my dog?

    Minties® are free of many ingredients that may be of concern to you and your dog: wheat, gluten, soy, corn, artificial flavors and animal by-products. They are also free of gelatin, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate (HSH), soy protein isolate, or propyl gallate——ingredients which can be problematic for dogs. Always consult your veterinarian for specific guidance on what is best for your dog.

  • Where can I buy Minties®?

    VetIQ® Minties® can be found at Walmart and other retailers nationwide.

  • How often should I give my dog a treat?

    We recommend giving your dog a Minties® Dental Treat once per day in accordance with the directions on product packaging or your vet’s instructions.

  • Why are there different sizes of Minties®?

    Minties® are sized to best meet the needs of each dog depending on its size. Bones should be chewed and gnawed to remove the plaque and tartar on a dog’s teeth. The size needs to be appropriate to allow the proper abrasive chewing action to more fully clean the dog’s teeth and help control plaque and tartar.