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At home dental care for your pet

catREGULAR BRUSHING

Daily brushing is the best and most effective form of home dental care.

Advantages
• Best long-term prevention for dental disease
• Mechanical removal of plaque
• Cleans the entire mouth
• Get to know your pet’s mouth

Disadvantages
• Some pets will find it hard to tolerate their teeth being brushed
• Will require commitment, and a certain amount of time each day

 

DENTAL CARE DIETS

Premium pet foods are specially designed to clean teeth while providing them with a
complete balanced diet.

Advantages
• Clinically proven to reduce plaque, stain and tartar build up
• 100% money back guarantee with premium food companies
• Kibble scrubs away plaque in the mouth
• Easy daily treatment to prevent dental disease

Disadvantages
• Some pets don’t chew their food

 

TREATS AND CHEWS

Large hard products such as Greenies, pig’s ears, snouts and raw bones encourage pets
to chew.

Advantages
• Chewing action aids in the removal of plaque via physical rubbing
• Easy way to provide some dental care that your pet will enjoy

Disadvantages
• Treats such as pig’s ears should only be given twice a week to reduce the chance of
gaining weight
• Bones can be a choking hazard and can cause an obstruction.
• Extra care must be given when offering your pet bones and given under supervision
• Not all teeth get cleaned as animals generally chew on one side

 

dogWATER ADDITIVES & MOUTHWASHES

Washes used daily help reduce plaque and bacteria. Many include disinfectants that kill
bacteria, others also include chemicals that help break down tartar and prevent plaque
attaching to the tooth surface.

Advantages
• Very easy to use
• Decreases bacteria and smelly breath

Disadvantages
• Some animals may realise the difference and not drink the water
• No mechanical action