VOHC authorizes the use of the VOHC Registered Seal
on products intended to help retard plaque and tartar
on the teeth of animals.
Products designed to be chewed by animals may occasionally
cause intestinal problems or injury if not appropriate
for the animal, if not used as intended by the manufacturer,
or as the result of some other cause.
Ingestible Chew Treats:
Chew treats often come in different sizes. Please be sure that you feed the right size product to your dog, and observe the dog the first few time that she or he is given the chew - do not continue to give the chew if the dog takes one bite and swallows it - chews work best when the dog obtains at least a couple of minutes of chewing time when given the chew.
VOHC is not liable
to any person for any loss or injury of any type that
occurs from the use of a product sold under its Registered
When VOHC authorizes use of its Registered Seal, VOHC
makes no certification, representation or warranty as
to safety and certifies only that, upon application for
the right to use the Registered Seal, the product met
VOHC’s Standards for effectiveness in retarding plaque
and tartar when used as directed. VOHC makes no other
certification, and no representation or warranty of any
sort, in connection with any product sold under its Registered
VOHC is not a regulatory agency. Submission of results
of clinical trials to VOHC on behalf of a product is voluntary. If the data submitted demonstrate the required dental
efficacy, the VOHC Seal of Acceptance is awarded to the
product. As part of the submission, VOHC requires assurance
by the company that a product awarded the VOHC Seal is
safe and meets all applicable regulatory requirements,
and requires the company to inform VOHC of any problems
with the product following issuance of the VOHC Seal.
take action if FDA or other appropriate regulatory authority
finds fault with a class of products or a specific product
that is included in the VOHC Accepted list.
VOHC recommends that all of the products on its VOHC
Accepted list are used as recommended by the manufacturer
and that treat products are given when the pet can be
observed by the owner. Almost all dogs and cats enjoy
the chewing action and taste of palatable treats, and
typically spend a few minutes chewing the product rather
than bolting it down whole or in large pieces. If your
pet does not chew the product thoroughly, discontinue
use of the treat.