Many people do not stop to think about their pet’s oral health until their pet’s teeth have reached the point where they require professional cleaning or even removal and antibiotics at the veterinarian’s office. However, there are many products available to help your pet’s teeth stay clean and healthy without requiring anesthesia or professional services.
Dogs with Grain Allergies:
- Bright Bites – star-shaped peppermint-flavored grain-free dental biscuits
- Twistix – green and white twisted grain-free chews remove plaque and tartar
- Blue Bones – natural grain-free dental chew bones, also help with joint and heart health
The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus leaves infected cats vulnerable to a variety of medical symptoms, but often the first sign of illness is dental disease. This can take the form of inflamed gums, infected teeth or ulcers on the tongue. When an otherwise healthy cat suddenly stops eating or dramatically reduces his daily intake of food, oral problems should be investigated. PlaqueAttack or PlaqueOff are excellent products to help prevent your cat’s oral health from deteriorating.
Preventive Dental Health Products for Cats and Dogs
PlaqueAttack is a safe, all-natural oral spray for cats and dogs that mixes with your pet’s saliva to completely coat the teeth and mouth. With regular use, this process kills harmful bacteria and loosens plaque, which falls off with regular chewing of food.
PlaqueOff is a safe, all-natural product made from seaweed. Unlike other products that are applied directly to your pet’s teeth, PlaqueOff comes as a powder that is sprinkled on your pet’s food. When it is digested, the ingredients enter the saliva and effectively prevent plaque from accumulating on the teeth by making it difficult for plaque to stick to the teeth. Existing tartar will become soft and loose, falling off on its own. Significant improvement can usually be seen in just 3-8 weeks of use.
PlaqueOff is a specialty pet product available in the Nashville area at Dizzy’s Dog Wash and in Hendersonville at Abby’s Bed & Biskit.
Liquid Oral Care is a safe, mild over-the-counter medication available at PetSmart and Petco in both an 8 oz and a 32 oz size. Simply mix a small amount of this solution with your pet’s regular drinking water and in 3-4 weeks your pet’s teeth with be significantly more clean and white. This product will not work in filtered pet drinking fountains.