The last time I was kissed, I was…19. It was awful, too, if you are wondering. I should have just pressed a vacuum hose to my face—it would have been the exact same experience.

Jasmine, on the other hand, loves to give and receive kisses. She has an uncontrollable tongue for a dog. I don’t think she realizes how long it is.

With all of my dogs, dental care is really important. And because Jasmine’s snout in particular is always in my face, I gotta brush them teeth, I gotta feed those dental chews! If she doesn’t smell like coconut and mint, then I’m not doing my job.

But ever since she’s been on a raw diet, she doesn’t care for anything but meat, eggs, and veggies. Merrick is the exception and literally the only brand Jasmine will eat in addition to her prime rib dinners.

Merrick’s all-natural Fresh Kisses dental chews ARE. LIFE. And let’s be honest. They smell delicious!

Are these human grade? Too late, I just tried one. They aren’t waxy like you’d think. When I bit into one I thought it would be like chewing honeycomb, but it’s more like chewy candy that gets all stuck in your teeth in the best way possible. Oh, it’s great. Very earthy and minty with a tropical aftertaste.

My favorite part about Fresh Kisses is they’re all natural, grain-free and potato-free, and they’re made with 14 of fewer ingredients. I’m all about that simple life, y’all. They come in two flavors: Coconut + Botanical Oils, and Mint.

It doesn’t surprise me one bit when Jasmine takes her sweet time eating her dental chews. Her breath is fresh. ALL. DAY. LONG. when she’s up in my face giving me the best kisses ever.

(If only men could learn from my dog )


*FTC Disclaimer: Merrick sent Jasmine these delicious chews in exchange for an honest review.

Hi! I’m India Caedmon, a proud introvert just living this awesome life with my dogs. I like to write stuff. Let me share your story!


  • Trinity Jakobs

    September 22, 2019

    I’ve never tried any dental chews, but I think I’m going to now! I don’t know if I have the guts to try them myself lol but I’m going to certainly give them to my dog, Pugsy.

    • Sarah L

      September 22, 2019


  • Hannah U.

    September 22, 2019

    This is awesome.

  • Fran Richards

    September 22, 2019

    I love reading your stuff. I can’t wait to buy some of these!

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