Why Pay Attention to Dental Health?
The American Veterinary Dental Society estimates that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop an oral disease by age 3. Common dental diseases include periodontal disease and xerostomia (dry mouth). Here are some common warning signs:
- Chewing exclusively on one side of the mouth
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Tarter at the gum line
- Inflamed or bleeding gums
- Facial swelling
Left untreated, these issues can lead to gingivitis, heart disease, lung disease, or kidney disease. Those are serious conditions for what may start with merely some stinky breath!
Take Action for Your Pet
Taking care of your pet’s dental health doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. There are numerous beneficial products available that can help freshen your pet’s breath and keep their mouth happy and healthy. While you can brush their teeth every day, you can also get results with brushless options such as chews or water additives.
Oratene Brushless Oral Care
Oratene, from the makers of the human dental products Biotène, is safe for both dogs and cats, and there’s no teeth brushing required. It contains two patented natural enzymes that kill odor causing bacteria and remove plaque biofilm. The gentle yet effective formula improves salivary conditions, and it relieves inflammation, dryness, and irritation. There is an Oratene water additive, a brushless toothpaste gel, a breath freshener, and an antiseptic gel.
Oratene Water Additive
The Oratene Water Additive is the simplest way to care for your pet’s teeth. The flavorless and concentrated formula cleans teeth, freshens breath, kills germs, and removes plaque without the hassle of brushing. Simply add it to your pet’s regular drinking water. It can be used alongside other Oratene products, or it can be used alone. It’s available in two sizes, 4 oz or 8 oz, in a convenient pump bottle.
Oratene Brushless Toothpaste
The Oratene Brushless Toothpaste Gel is excellent for cats, since they do not drink much water. No brushing is required! To use it, simply squeeze the gel onto to your finger, and put it in your pet’s mouth. Even if it’s just on the inside of the lip, at this point your pet will move their tongue around and the enzymes will spread into the saliva and go to work. It comes in a 2.5 oz tube.
Oratene Antiseptic Gel
Oratene Antiseptic Gel is a great option for pets with serious oral conditions or extremely dirty mouths. Is has the highest potency of all Oratene products. Some of the conditions it treats include stomatitis, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. It’s very similar to the brushless toothpaste gel, but this formulation includes potassium iodide, which makes this gel bactericidal, fungicidal, and even partially virucidal. The formula is powerful yet very safe for irritated, sore, sensitive mouths. It comes in a 1 oz tube with a pointed tip for precise application.
Oratene Breath Freshener
Oratene Breath Freshener helps to maintain your pet’s clean mouth and to control bad breath using the same enzymes found in the other Oratene products. It works great in between the use of the other products, or alongside another product for especially smelly mouths. It comes in a 4 oz spray bottle to focused application, directly into your pet’s mouth.
There are more options than ever to help you care for your pet’s mouth. Shop our selection of Pet Dental Health products, or contact us, and we would be happy to help you with some recommendations for you and your pet.
National Pet Dental Health Month
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and we want your pet to have a healthy, fresh mouth! That’s why we’re offering 10% off Pet Dental Health products now through 2/28/18. You will also get a chance to win a dental health care prize package for your pet. Sign up for our email list to hear about all of these upcoming specials and more.