Originally Posted by Angelwing
I have seen those C.E.T. chews before. Are they really smelly and flavourfull? Are they really beneficial?
The chews come in two flavors, poultry and fish. Neither seems particularly smelly to me, but cats have much better senses of smell and taste. My youngest cat loves both, my older ones don't like either flavor!!! Like anything else, some cats will like them, some won't.
The chews contain enzymes that have an antiseptic effect to help kill bacteria, and are supposed to be abrasive enough to help remove plaque and loosen tartar. But no treats can replace brushing, so treats alone will not prevent tartar build-up.
Unless you and your cat are really lucky, there's nothing that's truly effective except brushing and dental cleanings.