On one of my previous visits to the vet's office, I was given some samples of t/d Small Bites, food for dogs made by Hill's Prescription Diet. Well, my dachshunds loved it, so I decided to buy a 5 lb bag.
One of the things I like about this food is that it is not fattening. One of my dogs has a slight weight problem. I'm trying to get a few extra pounds off of her, and as a result, she can't eat anything with a high fat content. I feel like I'm slighting her if I give a treat to the other two dogs and she doesn't get any. With t/d, I can give this to all of them and not worry. My vet informed me that it is not high in calories, and five pieces of this food would equal the calories in one little kibble of some other types of food.
T/d has been clinically proven to help dogs' teeth by reducing plaque and tartar buildup. It helps to keep a dog's mouth healthy with fresher breath. And all three of my dachshunds love it.
This food has received the VOHC seal, which is the Veterinary Oral Health Council. It is only available through a veterinary office because it is geared towards dogs with specific health conditions. My female dachshund has a very sensitive GI tract and cannot eat anything too rich, plus my vet likes all the dogs to eat this food as it doesn't have a lot of empty calories.
I give it to them as a treat, it helps their teeth and is not loaded with fat and calories. That's OK by me.