So honestly, I need another dental chew in this house like I need a hole in my head. But, when I saw Natural Balance Dental Chews Pumpkin & Chicken Meal Formula with Papaya as a review item from Chewy.com I just really couldn’t help myself.
One, I love pumpkin products because pumpkin keeps puggy poops nice and healthy (we’re all friends here right, we can discuss poops?). Two, papaya isn’t an ingredient I see too often in pet products and I thought that was an interesting addition (they also make a sweet potato, chicken and mango variety which I’d love to try in the future).
All of the Natural Balance Dental Chews are limited ingredient and grain-free. The ingredient list for the pumpkin, chicken and papaya chews are:
Pumpkin, Potato Starch, Chicken Meal, Glycerin, Papaya, Natural Chicken Flavor, Lecithin, Beta-Carotene (color), Parsley, Alfalfa, Sorbic Acid (preservative), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C)
If your dog is especially sensitive they even have a couple of varieties with even more limited ingredients. But, for my money I’d definitely go for the “fun” flavors if your dog can handle them.
Pug isn’t the most discerning taste tester because as you may know, he loves everything. Molly is a bit pickier and she seemed to absolutely love these! In fact, after I stored these in the treat drawer they would jump up and run over any time they heard one of the drawers open. They only tend to react that way when I’ve put something new and delicious in there recently.
Overall we give these Natural Balance Dental Chews 4 paws up! The ridges are good for scraping the teeth, they took a good amount of time for the dogs to eat, and they both really loved the flavor. I think these are great for dogs (like Molly) that get bored with the same flavors over and over because they are so unique. Plus, the addition of pumpkin is great for dogs in general, but especially for those that have tummy troubles.
Disclosure: This bag of Natural Balance Dental Chews was sent to me for free by Chewy.com in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I never recommend a product I don’t fully believe in.