For the enzymes in the dental gel to start working, all they have to do is be in your dog's mouth. The chewing motion is both decreasing the harmful debris load on the gum line and preventing that from getting into your dog's bloodstream. The best part is that chewing time only needs to be at least 30 seconds to break through and you can put the gel on anything that gets them chewing! So if they lick it off and then play with their favorite toy, or eat their meal, the enzymes are getting through.
A couple of options to consider:
1. Your dog’s mouth may be too small for the chew. You can try putting the gel on a smaller toy or chewy treat.
2. Your dog's mouth might already be too tender to chew. You might need to get a professional cleaning and then keep up dental care with our dental chews and gel.
3. Your pup might be more motivated by toys than chews. You can try putting the gel on their favorite toy.