Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do WHIMZEES® Dental Treats Clean Teeth?
    Our dental treats are designed to help remove plaque and tartar for dogs by mechanically scrubbing the tooth. With a firm texture and unique designs, WHIMZEES® encourage a longer chew time for extended cleaning and feature nubs and ridges – similar to the job done by bristles on a toothbrush – to help clean hard-to-reach places


  • Are the sizing guidelines important to follow?

    YES! Always choose the correct treat size for your dog. As with any edible product, it is important that pet parents monitor their dog to ensure the treat is adequately chewed. Swallowing any item without thoroughly chewing can be harmful to a dog. Not suitable for dogs less than 2 kg. Not suitable for dogs under 3 months, and dogs 3 months to 9 months should only be chewing WHIMZEES® Puppy treats.whimzees size chart

  • Why is dental care important to a dog’s health?
    Dental care is important to a dog’s health because lack of dental care can lead to dental disease. Dental disease is a very common health issue, affecting 80% of dogs, with small breeds and senior dogs at the greatest risk. Dental disease includes any health issue affecting the mouth, including inflammation, tartar, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Since 2006, there has been a 23.3 percent rise in the prevalence of dental disease in dogs, with steady growth each year. Prevention early in life may help reduce the frequency and severity of dental disease later in a dog’s life.
  • If I give my dog a dental treat, do I still need to get his teeth cleaned?
    Every dog’s teeth will be different and the best care is a combination of dental treats, tooth brushing and annual dental check-ups. The good news is that by actively helping reduce plaque build-up on a daily basis, pet owners are supporting their dog’s overall oral health which can reduce or delay the need for costly veterinary dental cleans.
  • How digestible is WHIMZEES®?

    The unique fiber structure and use of potato starch as a key ingredient in WHIMZEES® ensure these chews are specially designed to be easily broken down once digested. It is always important for dog parents to follow feeding guidelines and size recommendations, monitor their dog while chewing and ensure they have access to plenty of fresh drinking water.

  • Is there any advice for making dental care a habit?
    Plaque can start to accumulate in as little as twenty four hours, so optimal plaque control for dogs should ideally be a daily routine. Most dogs enjoy gnawing and chewing so giving them a tasty dental chew such as WHIMZEES® on a daily basis is not only a way to look after their teeth but it also provides a reward they look forward to. When used on a daily basis, WHIMZEES® has been proven to reduce plaque, dramatically cutting down the need for veterinary tooth cleaning, while also promoting healthier teeth, gums and fresher breath. In terms of making dental care a habit, we suggest weaving it into other daily routines like breakfast or dinner time, or at times when you brush your own teeth!
  • Aren’t all dental treats the same?

    While all dental treats focus on encouraging a dog to chew and have some form of mechanical abrasion on their teeth to remove the plaque and tartar, different treats work in different ways. With a firmer texture, WHIMZEES® treats are proven to reduce plaque, tartar and bad breath and best of all, WHIMZEES® are 2X more effective at reducing plaque than the leading competitor dental treat and are proven to last 3x longer than the leading treat.

  • Other dental treats are softer – how do they work?

    The chewy textures of other dental treats are designed to encourage a dog’s teeth to sink into the product with each bite to mechanically abrade the teeth. Compared to WHIMZEES®, leading brands with softer dental treats have been shown to be inferior at plaque reduction, have significantly shorter chew times and don’t get to the hard-to-reach teeth at the back of the mouth as effectively.

  • What are the features and benefits of a WHIMZEES® dental treat?
    • Effective Dental Cleaning: 2x more effective than the leading competitors at removing plaque*
    • Longer Chew Time: The carefully chosen ingredients and patented high tech production process of WHIMZEES® deliver a firmer dental treat. The firmer texture promotes a longer chew time for increased cleaning time as well as naturally helping to polish a dog’s teeth while chewing. WHIMZEES® treats occupy dogs for a long time – proven to last 3X longer than leading competitors.*
    • Unique Composition: WHIMZEES® use the very best all natural ingredients to create a dental treat that not only supports a dog’s dental health but one that also supports digestion, making them perfect to be fed on a daily basis.
    • Unique Shapes: Grooves help work the treat into smaller spaces between dogs teeth, hollow shapes and spaces allow teeth to grip and chew more evenly and unique ridges & nubs encourage blood flow through the gums to help prevent bad breath.
    • Hypo-allergenic: No wheat, no grains (excluding rice bone) and GMO-free to create a naturally hypo-allergenic treat that is suitable for every dog, especially ones with ingredient sensitivities.
    • Vegetarian: WHIMZEES® does not contain any animal proteins for dogs that are suffering dietary intolerances.
    • Limited, All Natural Ingredients: WHIMZEES®.
  • Is it true WHIMZEES® Dental Treats are “too hard” and increase the risk of dental fracture?

    The patented textures of WHIMZEES® Dental Treats contain higher levels of natural dietary fibre to deliver a firmer and longer lasting treat. Once a dog starts to chew or gnaw their WHIMZEES®, the salivary glands are stimulated causing an increased production of saliva into the mouth which helps to soften the texture of a WHIMZEES®. This lets WHIMZEES® deliver superior dental cleaning while also helping minimize the risk of dental fracture. As with any edible product, we always recommend dog parents select the correct size dental treat for their dog and monitor their dog while chewing.

  • How Digestible Are WHIMZEES® Dental Treats?

    The unique fiber structure and use of potato starch as a key ingredient in WHIMZEES® ensure these chews are specially designed to be easily broken down once digested. It is always important for dog parents to follow feeding guidelines and size recommendations, monitor their dog while chewing and ensure they have access to plenty of fresh drinking water.

  • Why don’t you recommend WHIMZEES® for puppies younger than 9-months-old?
    At WHIMZEES®, we have developed our treats specifically to help remove plaque and tartar for adult dogs. In order to do so, they need to have specific shape characteristics and they need to have certain hardness. Young dogs with deciduous teeth aren’t always capable of adequately chewing our products and they are still developing their strong swallowing reflexes. As a result, they may be at a higher risk of a dental fracture or biting off and swallowing a fragment that is too large. As such in
    order to always promote total wellbeing as well as dental health we do not recommend WHIMZEES® for puppies less than 9 months of age. However, we have specifically formulated WHIMZEES® puppy treats, for puppies 3 + months.
  • Are all WHIMZEES® Dental Treats Vegetarian?
    WHIMZEES® are made using limited, all natural, vegetable-based ingredients. We do not use any ingredients that have been made by or from animals or animal byproducts, which makes every dental treat vegetarian. The high quality ingredients that we use are all certified on this topic.
  • Is The WHIMZEES® Dental Treats Packaging Recyclable?

    Our packaging is recyclable but since our products are sold across a global market, we always recommend that pet parents check with the country/local regulations on the how and the where. The bags cannot be recycled in the US or Canada.

  • When I Buy My WHIMZEES® Dental Treats In The Bulk Box, Is It Still Fresh?

    WHIMZEES® Dental Treats use only the highest quality natural ingredients to deliver a fun and functional dental chew for dogs. Using only all natural ingredients WHIMZEES® treats may adapt slightly in the natural environment becoming more flexible in warmer humid climates and appearing more firm in the cooler dry months. You can be assured that the functional benefit of our WHIMZEES® Dental Treats will maintain the same regardless of the environment and we always strongly advise store staff to ensure bulk boxes are replenished with suitable rotation principles to ensure you always receive the freshest WHIMZEES® Dental Treats.

  • Are WHIMZEES® Dental Treats OK for animals other than dogs (such as cats, hamsters, rats, etc.) to chew?

    We do hear from non-canine pet owners in the hopes that they can feed our WHIMZEES® treats to their small animal pets, unfortunately WHIMZEES® are only suitable for dogs and should not be feed to any other animals.