Zoe Anti-Oxidant 8-1/2-Ounce Dental Chew Treats, Medium

Zoe Natural Lifestyle Dental Chews Zoe Natural Lifestyle Dental Chews for Dogs are formulated with tasty and tantalizing ingredients that fuel and maintain your pet’s health. The Zoe Dental Chews are all-natural, and great for helping to reduce plaque and tartar buildup on your dog’s teeth due to the zinc they contain. The Zoe Dental Chews are a great, fresh tasting vanilla mint natural bone-shaped treat with a dense chewy texture that cleans teeth as your dog chews. The dental chews contain decaf green tea which is high in polyphenols, antioxidants, and helps fight bad breath. This low fat treat is completely digestible and comes in four bone sizes and three distinct formulas; Anti-Oxidant, Puppy, and Low Calorie. All formulas of Zoe Natural Dental Chews for Dogs contain organic quinoa, a high protein/high fiber grain from ancient South America that is an excellent source of energy, calcium, and riboflavin. Zoe Dental Chews are gluten-free, wheat-free, corn-free, and soy-free. They contain no dyes or additives, and Zoe Dental Chews are safe for dogs that may have allergies to wheat or grains. Whether you have a new puppy, an older dog that requires a little extra help in maintaining a healthy immune system, or simply a dog who likes to snack a little more often than others, Zoe Natural Lifestyle Dental Chews offer formulas that cater to a wide range of dog’s needs. Zoe Natural Lifestyle Dental Chew Sizes Zoe Natural Lifestyle Dental Chew Mini Zoe Dental Chews- 2.25” long bones and weigh 5.6 ounces. Recommended for dogs between 5-10 lbs, feed 3-4 chews per week. Small Zoe Dental Chews- 3” long bones and weigh 8.1 ounces. Recommended for dogs between 10-20 lbs, feed 3-4 chews per week. Medium Zoe Dental Chews- 4” long bones and weigh 8.5 ounces. Recommended for dogs between 20-30 lbs, feed 3-4 chews per week. Large Dental Chews- 5”long bones and weigh 8.9 ounces. Recommended for dogs 30 lbs and up, feed 3-4 chews per week. Three Formulas of Zoe Natural Lifestyle Dental Chews Package of Zoe Anti-Oxidant Dental ChewsZoe Natural Puppy Treats Uniquely created to be an excellent source of Omega-3 DHA fatty acids for proper brain development. The dense chewy texture helps naturally satisfy your puppy’s teething and chewing instinct. Zoe Natural Anti-Oxidant Dog Treats An easy, great tasting way to add to your best friend’s daily diet with natural anti-oxidants. Zoe Anti-Oxidant Dog Treats include green tea, rosemary and vitamin C, which are all known to help promote and support a healthy immune system in large and small breed adult and senior dogs. Zoe Natural Low Calorie Dog Treats Ideal for dogs with weight challenges or those that are on restricted diets. These low calorie treats include L-Carnitine to help boost metabolism and burn fat. Zoe Low Calorie treats are high in fiber to keep dogs fuller longer, and are recommended for any size dog. **All Zoe Natural Lifestyle Dental Chews are made in the U.S.A.

Quick facts

  • All natural dental chew; Helps your dog maintain a healthy immune system
  • Contains Organic Quinoa: a high energy, high fiber, high protein super grain
  • No dyes or additives; Great source of soluble fiber
  • Delicious vanilla mint flavor
  • Medium; Measures 4 inches long

Top reviews

really really expensive

We have two large dogs and are always looking for high quality treats. The dogs really liked these chews, but there are only four in a pack when you purchase the large size. The chews were not long lasting (about five minutes). I have purchased other high quality chews for a lower price so I can’t really justify the high price of these treats. We spend a lot of money on our pets but this is the first treat/chew that I felt like they might as well have been chewing on my wallet! (I think my wallet would have lasted longer)
ChiekoFranklin, MN

Best I Have Tried So Far

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the Zoe Anti-Oxidant 8-1/2-Ounce Dental Chew Treats, Medium actually worked really well. We have a medium-sized lab + something mix and she really enjoyed these. I’m generally not a big fan of dog treats, because they stink,, they don’t help her breath/teeth much, they have funky things inside, and she has powerful jaws that enable her to go through just about any treat in a short amount of time.

ODOR
As far as the smell goes, this wasn’t bad at all. In fact, not only did it improve her breath, but there was a noticeable reduction in plaque. I didn’t expect the treats to actually accomplish this, and was glad to see how well they worked.

INGREDIENTS
All natural and healthy.

LONGEVITY
Unfortunately, the treats didn’t last long. She finished each one in just a few minutes. I suppose I shouldn’t expect treats like this to last too long (hence, the five stars), but it would be nice if they did.

MaidaHennepin, OK

My Dogs Were Not Very Enthused

I tested these treats out on three dogs, a schnauzer mix, poodle mix, and a terrier mix. They all got very excited when I opened the bag, but the terrier was the only one who seemed very enthused about the treat itself. The other two kind of chewed on the treats for a minute or two, then just kind of stared at them.

The treats are a little messy, especially near the end. My dogs left tiny crumbs on the floor, so that’s something to watch out for. They’re a good size, perfect for medium build dogs.

PearleneBerlin, WI

Quite the hit!!

When I first received Haley’s (my dog) package of Zoe Anti-Oxidant Dental Chew Treats (medium size), I took Haley and 3 of the treats to my neighbor’s house to visit and share with her dogs. All 3 dogs LOVED the treats and got very possessive of their own. The dogs range from about 15 pounds to 30 pounds. It took the boston terrier the longest to eat. There were no crumbs leftover at all. Haley normally carries bones around for awhile to protect and guard. She started eating her Zoe bone right away.

These bones are similar to Denta Bones in style, but they have much better ingredients. I’ve given Haley natural dental bones before, and these have a similar smell. I’m not sure if it’s the rosemary or what other ingredient.

I am very impressed and pleased with these bones. They seem to keep the dogs busy for a while longer than denta bones, so that is definitely a good thing! I will be purchasing these for Haley in the future. I doubt I would give her one every day because of the calories, but maybe she will get them as a special treat a couple times a week.

ShizukoTurrell, AR

Short life, strong odor

On arrival, I distributed a chew to each of three dogs under 20 pounds who do like chews. They each went at their chew with a will, and in 15 minutes the chews were gone. As the chewing was in progress, and lingering, was a distinct odor similar to horse weeds and other strong herbs. I cannot say how “dental” the experience was, for such a quick gulp. If one of the purposes of the chew is to occupy a pet for any extended time, this choice is a flop–but it must have been tasty.
RachaelSouth Egremont, MA

Dog Loves It and Perfect Size

My dog has been using Check-ups and Greenies for a while and he loves this new addition to his dental chewies routine. The medium size is perfect for my 25 lb. cocker spaniel. The bone is roughly the size of a large chicken drumstick bone. When I was opening the bag, my dog followed me around. I suspected he knew this bag of bones was for him. He grabbed the chew bone immediately after I offered it to him found a nice corner and went about his chewing. It lasted a good minute or two. This stuff is made of quinoa, gluten free, and touts anti-oxidant benefits. And I assume it tastes good because it actually smells pretty good. 5 stars for Zoe Anti-Oxidant Chew Bones and I would buy again and recommend to others. When my dog is happy… I’m happy.
EduardoMozier, IL

My dog loves them

BUT I should have thoroughly gone through the ingredients before I purchased them not after. I wasn’t happy. Too much grain and other stuff, including chemically sounding things that I didn’t like the sounds of. I won’t buy these again. Mea culpa, I didn’t read the package until three days and three half-bones later. He defintely likes them but I’ve got to be responsible about what he eats because I want him to be around for a long time.
CaridadSpring House, PA

Ok, not great

My Iggy eats them as a last resort. I read the ingredient list and was happy that it seemed healthy. However, my picky Iggy doesn’t rate it as high as I do :-). Maybe if it was bacon flavor it would get a higher rating from him.
VernaChiefland, FL

Fairly safe dog chew-treats

These are the kind of dog treats that take the dog a few minutes to chew up. They break into safe pieces so they won’t get lodged in the throat or further down, but they still take a few minutes to eat as they are kind of hard. I thought they smelled sort of medicinal, but my dog seemed to like them a lot.
KiaChandler, IN

Benny likes it. But why Nutraceuticals in Dog Treats?

My cocker spaniel enjoyed these treats. They do not contain corn or wheat, which is good because he seems to get itchy when he eats those grains.

Unfortunately, I could not give them to our other dog, a beagle mix. He tends to get seizures after he consumes chicken, and since these contain natural chicken flavor, I did not risk giving him these.

I received these treats as a sample. I would not bother to purchase them because of the cost plus the fact that only one of my pets can eat them.

I wonder if the price would be lower if designer nutrients were left out. I mean, do dogs naturally want green tea extract? I realize that studies are being done on possible benefits of this substance, but throwing some in dog treats is not the same as having a vet prescribe it. When I searched the web for research on canine green tea extract, one of the first that came up reported that some beagles died in a study using high doses of the extract, so now I feel that caution may be advisable. Of course, your dog would have to eat an awful lot of these treats to get enough of it to suffer any harm; a single treat is almost certainly okay.

Nutraceuticals have become trendy because marketers know that people are aware that certain nutrients have impressive health benefits. And including these nutrients give manufacturers a reason to charge more. You may want to ask your vet’s opinion before paying extra for designer treats.

LilliaJohnsburg, NY

4 of 5 Dogs Approve

Upon opening the package, the two young Jack Russell Terriers began bouncing up and down –they could tell from the smell that this was a treat they were going to like. I was not at all off put by the vaguely minty, grainy smell but my wife did not care for the smell at all. The two youngsters ran to their crates where they immediately devoured the chews in less than 2 minutes. The treats were also given to a geriatric JRT, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and an Australian Cattle Dog. The old JRT also polished his chew off in a matter of minutes, it took the CKCS about 10 minutes and the ACD turned her nose up at the chew — she literally pushed it into a corner of her crate and sat in the opposite corner as far away as possible from the treat. The ACD is admittedly very picky about food and treats, but she absolutely loves bully sticks (as do all of the other dogs) which also last many times longer than these chews and cost less when one considers their staying power.

In summary:
+4: Number of dogs liked
+0: Smell (some humans and dogs liked, others didn’t)
-1: Cost
-1: Duration

So, these chews get a score of two (2) given that all dogs in the house love bully sticks which provide much longer chewing enjoyment at a lower cost.

DiegoPfafftown, NC

Ok but a bit smelly

The dogs liked these OK but they weren’t terribly impressed. They each ate half of one and then left the rest in the hallway. Occasionally they go back for a little nibble. They’re not so great for the humans either, they smell really really bad when they’re chewing on them.
GeorgiaWatson, MO

Nice Dog Treat – The Dog Liked It

What else can I say except the dog really liked these treats? I didn’t taste them, but after sniffing the something new for him treat and being a little skeptical he ran off with it and sat down to gnaw for a long time. A good benefit is there wasn’t a nasty smell to the treat before or after the dog eating it like there is with other dental-type pet treats.

One thing I want to point out is the size of these treats – they are a lot bigger than a greenie and other similar pet dental treats, as well as a lot tougher which will take them longer to chew. I have a small dog that weighs a little over ten pounds, so I broke this one in half which seemed like enough for him.

See my tongue-in-cheek comment above about not tasting them, but I do believe there is a bit of salt in these, as a few hours after eating them he was extremely thirsty.

Overall, this appears to be a good treat for your dog – time will tell if it helps his teeth!

LouisMount Union, IA

Very “tasty”

2 of my lab mixes really enjoyed these chews. We have a shepherd/lab mix that is really picky with his treats and he wasn’t interested in them, but we weren’t surprised. These were not too messy-mine always lick any crumbs off the floor anyway. They don’t have a really strong smell which is nice since I have a sensitive smeller these days. Overall I wish you got a little more for the price, but you know its good quality treats for our furry babies!
FlorentinoRirie, ID

Well Worth It!

It’s hard to find products that are actually good for our dogs & their teeth but these are. What a plus to offer a “low calorie” dental bone. Our gal just turned eleven and has arthritis, so we have to really watch her diet since she can’t exercise like she use to. She really loves them. I wish they were less expensive also but unfortunately so much of the stuff that is offered out there has some ingredients that are harmful or cause stomach problems.
GlynisRidgway, CO

another great treat and it really works…

My one aussie was starting to get a tartar build-up on her teeth when I found this product. They love them and I can notice a difference in my girls teeth. The tartar build-up is less and less. Thanks!
JinPort Salerno, FL

Treats with a plus

We keep these treats on hand for friends who visit with their pets. We love dogs and have had them as companions ourselves, but sometimes that doggy breath is a little overwhelming — one or two of these treats makes the pups happy and makes their presence a lot more fun. Of course, we always ask before treating, but our friends seem very pleased that we have a nutritional treat to offer their pet.
EboniePalermo, ME

Too Big for the Chihuahua but Perfect for My Medium Sized Dog

I have two dogs, a medium mixed breed and a small Chihuahua who has had a few rotted teeth pulled. I gave both one each and the mixed breed ate it right up and finished it off in a couple of minutes. The Chihuahua on the other hand chewed the end for a couple seconds before going into guard mode. The broke it in half in hopes that he could chew from the middle which is smaller than the ends. He was able to crew off a half an inch from the middle before giving up again. At the end of the day, I figured it was too big for him and tossed what was left to my other dog that was more than happy to finish it off.
EldenCottonwood, ID

These chew treats last but not one of our pup’s favorites.

If our pup’s opinion of these small dental chew treats changes, I will update this review. I like these puppy dental chew treats because they keep her busy for a longer period of time than most chew treats. She chews on them but she is not that crazy about them because she will quit chewing and leave it while she does something else. I think it may be the mint flavor that is not her favorite because she has other mint flavored chew bones that she will chew on and then leave unfinished. However, I am keeping these chew treats for back-up and am not sorry I bought them.
MarlineWellman, TX

Good treats

Dogs seem to like them ok. They are easy enough to give and are not all that messy. They are Greyhounds, so a larger Breed and these actually seemed to be a find size for them. Hard to say if they have a good line to good Dental Health. Brushing your Dog’s teeth is a good road to go for good dental hygene. They do have a bit of a stronger smell than some of the Dental Chew treats I have dealt with and a positive is that they don’t contain gluten.
TrudySasabe, AZ

Great treat

*I let my sister try them with her dog, ’cause she always complains about his breath. 😉

(she says):
My dog found them really palatable and though I don’t think I used them long enough to notice a difference in his breath or with his teeth – a dental chew is no good if the dog wont eat it.

KimiLittle Falls, MN

My Chiweenie loved them! Slight reprieve from bad breath.

My chiweenie didn’t think twice about making mince meat out of these chew treats. Once she got a hold of one, she didn’t stop gnawing on it until there was only a knobby end left. It didn’t take her too long to do it either. As for helping with her bad breath – meh. It became minty bad breath, but it was still icky breath.

My yorkie, on the other hand, didn’t really care too much for these treats. He’d tried them only because the other dog was enjoying it so much, but never cared for them much.

From an owner’s point of view, I do like the good ingredients these chew treats have. They don’t get sticky, they are not messy, and they smell ok. I would gladly buy these again seeing how much my chiweenie enjoyed them.

RosalinaRagan, NE

My dog loved them!

My 21 lb Cockapoo loved these treats. He’s only 1 1/2 yrs old and I brush his teeth regularly, so his teeth still look great and he does not have bad mouth odor. If the treats helped to clean his teeth it was not noticeable to me. I do wonder how effective the treats are at teeth cleaning and mouth odor because my dog was able to consume them very quickly- within just a few minutes. Perhaps the treats leave some sort of residue in the dog’s mouth and on their teeth to prolong the effectiveness. I thought the treats smelled rather strongly of beef stock, though the ingredients list natural chicken flavor, rosemary, parsley, and vanilla among other things. The ingredient list is not too long and are all natural. I’ve found my Cockapoo to have a rather sensitive stomach and these treats do not upset his digestive tract. I try to buy only natural, limited ingredient foods and treats. Unlike other reviewers, I have had no issues with crumbs or staining from these dark brown treats. My dog tends to eat the treats on our beige leather couches and there has been no residue.
ClintonRomayor, TX

Joy-Joy Says Order Some More Please!!!!

I have a 9 month old Boxer/Pit, she is an aggressive chewer. These bones crumble some but, she vacuumed up the bit -n- pieces quickly; leaving nothing behind. She enjoyed these bones but devoured them in less than 10 minutes. The only thing negative was the smell – they are the strongest smelling treats she has encountered.
KylieIraan, TX

Differing opinions

It’s difficult to judge things on the taste of a dog, especially with a picky dog. My dog appeared to like the first dental chew, yet refuses to nibble on another. Gave it to a friend’s dog and she enjoyed it more. I’ll give it 3 stars as an average, but it’s all about a dog’s taste.
MarivelWilburton, PA

The dog loves them and they probably help his teeth

These treats are a huge hit with the dog; it’s the only item he takes to another room to enjoy and be certain that we won’t change our minds about it. They’ve got a tough exterior that he works hard at, but he likes it so well he never gives up. It’s about 15 minutes from start to finish. That’s a lot of good jaw and tooth exercise.

Of course, when we ask him if his teeth feel cleaner, he doesn’t say a lot, and a visual inspection doesn’t tell us a lot. But with the way he works at these, we’re certain it’s doing something worthwhile.

We’ve had other rawhide-like treats, and the dog abandons them after a while. Not so with these.

We also liked the packaging, which was attractive, reseals nicely, and isn’t extravagant or wasteful.

The only thing we recommend you watch out for is to get a large enough treat size. We had a package of the “medium” size and for our dog, about 60 pounds, a larger size would have been better.

Highly recommended — by the dog as well as us.

MauraTustin, MI

Doggies love these

These are kind of soft. I could break one in half with my hands, and give each half to my little Doggies.
They love these, but it was hard to tell if this cleaned there teeth. As I just had my
dogs teeth cleaned.

These Dental Chews are not something to keep your dogs buzy chewing on these, as they are soft, and they eat them in a short time.

The ingredients are healthy:
Brown rice flour, Organic quinoa flour,vegtable glycerin, water, pea flour, tapioca starch, carrageenan, calcium carbonate, natural chicken flavor, carrots, apples , chia seed, parsley, L-ascorbyl-2polyphosphate, (source of vitamin C), rosemary, peppermint, vanilla, zinc gluconate, green tea extract (decaffeinated) mixed tocopherols (preservative).

The medium is For 20 to 30 lbs dogs..3 to 4 a week.
I would not give 3 or 4 of these to my dogs a weeks. I do not think its nessasary, and it would be expensive.
I use to give my dogs the Greenies, but some dogs have choked on those. There harder then these are.
since these are softer, I think it would do a better job of cleaning there teeth, and gums,
cause it rubs around there gums and teeth when they bite into it (if that makes sinse!)

I think these are good for there teeth, and gums. Hopefully this will keep there
teeth cleaner, and there gums in better health, with fresher breath.

I would buy these..

WilbertVergennes, IL

Yorkie likes!

It can be difficult writing reviews of pet food/treats for obvious reasons and most everyone can read the nutritional information in the item description area, so I will just say that our large build 12 lb Yorkie LOVED these treats! There are a lot of times where she will tire of biscuits and seem reluctant to take them, but that was not the case with these things. When she heard either one of us messing with the packaging, she would be right there to make her presence known and show us her “puppy dog” eyes. As you bend down to hand one to her, she would jump up on her hind legs and excitedly grab it from you and run off to consume it.

Teeth cleaning ability? We were only able to sample 1 bag up front, so I can not comment on how well they would do over time, but can say that they did appear to be soft and chewy and looked like they would clean teeth over a period of weeks. As for her breath? Again, not enough quantity to make a call one way or another, but she did not have what I would consider bad breath.

On a practical level, these things seem to be a bit pricey (as healthy foods tend to be) at about a dollar per… If you believe that your pet could benefit from these for a short period of time, then go ahead and try them. However, if your pet already seems to be in good shape, stick with what you are doing and don’t over do it.

This will not cost the product any stars, as all necessary information is provided for you to review before your purchase and the fact that our Yorkie likes them. In the future, I would buy them again to throw in a bit of variety, but not as an everyday option.

SharanBig Cove Tannery, PA

Slowly approached, but definitely enjoyed

My pups (aged 6 & 5) both enjoyed these, but since they talk I couldn’t get their “official” position on them. That said, having trained them extensively I’m pretty good at watching their body language. When presented with these both pups were eager for a ‘treat,’ but after getting these in their mouths they both were slightly tentative to dig in. Perhaps its because my pups normally get high-protein snacks like dried chicken breast, and they’re not used to brown rice flour, quinoa flour, pea flour, & tapioca starch. Or perhaps it was the vanilla/mint flavor. Either way, it sort of reminded me of kids acting with trepidation about eating a new vegetable. But, after a few fleeting moments the question marks popping out of their heads went away and both pups earnestly chewed up their treats.

The package says “Dental Chews” which normally speaks to an ability to remove tartar or freshen breath. The package states that the product “freshens breath naturally,” so I assume the mint serves as a breath freshener, thus earning the title “dental chew” instead of “treat.”

That said, I’m pleased to know the product is wheat-free and corn-free, as I’m not a fan of feeding my pups either one of those all-too-common ingredients. I was going to give the product four stars because the dogs didn’t jump on them like white on rice, but then I realized that this is a very healthy treat that is a whole lot better for them than most of the stuff that’s out there, and after the slight hesitation, both dogs seemed to enjoy these very much … so five stars it is.

LizabethJeddo, MI

My dog loved them – good for a special treat.

I’m not someone who gives their dog all-natural or organic food and treats as a regular thing, but I’m always willing to try something new. I swear my dog could tell by the crinkle of the package that they were for her, and she was at my feet the entire time I was opening the bag. I handed it to her, she grabbed it, and off she went. She devoured it, so I guess it was a success. They are quite a bit more expensive than her daily treats that I buy, but these are great for a now and again treat.
PearlePleasant Shade, TN