If your dog’s a chomper rather than a chewer, this idea might not be for you. Safety first, always!
You know you’re supposed to be brushing your dogs’ teeth, right? But they can do it themselves, and it’s easy-peasy! Just smash some pureed pumpkin or sweet potato or meat into the teeth of a silicone kitchen sponge. (Jarred baby food works great for this.) Freeze the food-coated sponge, then give it to your dog and watch them gnaw their way to cleaner teeth! Always supervise your dog during this activity, and take the sponge away if they start to tear at it. (Letting your dog ingest any part of the sponge is a very bad idea, just saying.)