Nylabone Natural Nutri Dent Dental Chew Treats Review

Nylabone Natural Nutri Dent Dental Chew Treats Filet Mignon Flavor

When bringing home a new dog be sure that a toothbrush is on the list of supplies you bring home with them. Oral hygiene is a very important and often overlooked part of having a husky. Tooth decay can result in nasty bacteria and plaque developing in your dog’s mouth leading to further health complications.

As a supplement to brushing your dog’s teeth you can also give them special treats designed to brush as they chew and fight bad breath in the process. Today I’ll be reviewing one such product, Nylabone’s Natural Nutri Dent Dental Chew Treats, which is one of our top recommended store bought treats. First we’ll discuss the company, then the product itself, the ingredients list, whether our Husky Aura approves of them, and finally some safety concerns when it comes to dental chews.

About the Company

According to their official website, Nylabone has been making long-lasting toys, chews, and dental treats since 1995. Nylabone Company LogoFounded by Glen Axelrod they claim to be the world’s largest pet book publisher and make treats and toys for dogs of all sizes and breeds. Unfortunately not much more is given about the company other than that they are family-founded.

Nylabone Natural Nutri Dent Dental Chews

Nylabone natural nutri dent dental chews are tooth-brush shaped treats designed to remove plaque and tartar from your dog’s teeth as they chew on them. They come in various sizes; mini, small, medium, Nylabone Natural Nutri Dent Dental Chew Treat Large next to Quarterand large.

Your dog’s weight will determine which size is appropriate. Mini is for dogs 5 – 10 lbs, small for 10 – 15 lbs, medium for 15 – 30 lbs, and large for dogs 30 lbs and up. We purchase the large size filet mignon flavored ones for our husky Aura and try to give her one once a day. They also come in chicken and ‘fresh breath’ flavors.

Amazon offers them in packages of ten or sixteen for large dogs. It’s very important that you purchase the correct size treats for your dog and that you give them no more than two in one day for reasons I’ll explain a little later.

Ingredients

Nylabone’s dental chews claim to be made with ‘limited ingredients‘. I’m personally not a fan of the fact that wheat starch is the main ingredient as wheat should typically be avoided when selecting dog treats. I would also like to have seen beef (filet mignon flavoring) higher on the list of ingredients.

However, when compared to competitors like Greenie’s, Nylabone’s treats use fewer ingredients so by comparison they do indeed use ‘limited ingredients’. You should only give your dog up to two of these treats per day anyways so they shouldn’t be eating too many of them. They are more of a supplement for good oral hygiene than a treat.

Nylabone Natural Nutri Dent Dental Chew Treats Ingredients List
Ingredients: Wheat Starch, Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Gelatin, Lecithin, Cellulose Powder, Oat Hulls, Beef (Filet Mignon Flavor)

Does Aura Approve?

Like many rescue dogs, Aura suffers from separation anxiety so when my partner leaves for work in the morning he often gives her a Nylabone dental chew as a parting gift. She absolutely loves these treats and just one keeps her mind and mouth occupied while he makes his exit.

This strategy has been extremely helpful with Aura’s anxiety. It helps her associate his leaving with something good and prevents her from chewing on things she shouldn’t be. These treats are specifically designed to be very enticing to dogs and they are great for their oral hygiene too!

Are Dental Chews Safe For Huskies?

As mentioned earlier, it is extremely important that you choose an appropriate size dental chew for your dog. This is because there have been reports of pets choking on dental chews or swallowing chunks that have not been chewed enough which then expand in the stomach or intestines and become stuck there.

Should you choose to purchase any kind of dental chew for your dog I recommend you watch them closely at first to ensure they chew the treat adequately and don’t just swallow them whole. You should also make sure that they have access to water when eating one of these treats. In my experience it takes quite awhile for Aura to chew one up and we have never had any problems with Nylabone’s dental chews.

Final Verdict

Now that you know a little about the company Nylabone, what their ‘natural nutri dent dental chew’ treats are used for, what ingredients are in them, that Aura can’t get enough, and the choking concerns that come with dental chews you should be able to make an informed decision on whether Nylabone’s dental chews are right for your dog.

I recommend purchasing these dental chew treats and using them with regular teeth cleaning to keep your husky happy and healthy with fresh breath. I want to stress one more time to make sure you get an appropriately sized dental chew for your dog. If you’re not sure feel free to ask me about your particular pup in the comments below!

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6 Comments

  1. Suzi

    Very interesting post on the Nylabone Natural Nutri Dent Dental Chew Treats! I am in the process of trying to find a house, and one of the first things I want to do is get a shelter dog. However, I can’t tolerate bad “doggy” breath! These sound wonderful:) In addition to keeping your dog’s teeth clean, I love the fact that they also freshen their breath. I was also excited to see that these treats come in different sizes, depending on the size of your dog. Thank you so much for sharing this! It was very informative:)
    Blessings;)
    Suzi

    • Jon

      Thanks for the comment Suzi and I’m very glad you found the post informative! Adhering to a regular teeth-brushing schedule will also help cut down on bad ‘doggy’ breath. Ideally brushing everyday is recommended but realistically if you can get one session in per week it will greatly help with the issue. This combined with some sort of dental chew should keep your future friend’s breath fresh and clean. 🙂  

  2. Stella

    Hi there,

    I am not a fan of dogs, but I enjoy certain breeds and a husky is definitely one of them. They are much gentler than Alsatians and are great family pets.

    They also look beautiful. Aura included. I didn’t know that dogs need their teeth brushed. I tend to think that added vegetables with fibre, keep their teeth clean. Added to their normal food I mean.

    Your article makes for an interesting read.

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Jon

      Hey Stella thanks for the feedback, glad you found the article interesting! Yes I was quite surprised to learn that dogs need their teeth brushed as well but that’s under ideal circumstances and I know many people don’t do it at all.

      In the wild a dog’s oral hygiene is taken care of by their diet. The foods they find and eat brush the teeth naturally and usually don’t contain much sugar, if any at all. Domesticated animals often eat foods that result in tartar buildup though so that’s why it’s important for their owners to brush their teeth at least once a week. If nothing else feeding dogs something like Nylabone’s dental chews is better than no oral care at all. 

      In fact cats also need to have their teeth brushed daily if possible. I know that cats are generally more resistant to this than dogs so it’s important to start at a young age if possible. There are event special toothbrushes and toothpaste made for cats and dogs believe it or not. Adding vegetables with fiber as you mentioned is definitely helpful as well though so good on you! 🙂 

  3. Bibian

    Hello Robert,

    That’s really a pretty review you written on, it needs four star and half rating. Am a pet lover especially dogs, I own a mastiff but I don’t even have an Idea that dog’s teeth can be brushed, I have not for once thought of giving em a mouth wash. This article has really unveiled something I’ve no given a thought on.

    • Jon

      Thanks for the comment Bibian! I had a mastiff as a kid and my partner Robert’s mother has one too, such big dogs with great personalities! I don’t know about your experience but we always had slobber everywhere from our mastiff haha.

      Yes many people, myself included, are very surprised to learn that we should be brushing our dog’s teeth. If you’re interested I have written an article on taking care of your pup’s oral hygiene with even more tips on the subject.

      I will definitely consider adding a rating system to my reviews, thanks for the input. 🙂

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