Do You Clean Your Pet’s Teeth?

pet dental healthBrushing your dog or cat’s teeth may not be high on your “to do” list, time being in such short supply, but believe me when you see what veterinarian dentists charge, you’ll run right out and get *something*, anything to start a prevention regimen.  A teeth cleaning for a small-medium dog is around $400 depending on where you live – and that’s before they find any bad or loose teeth.

There are products you can include in your new pet dental health plans.  Some are gels, some foam, others are water additives, and then there are sprays that change the chemistry of the pet’s mouth, which softens the tartar and washes it away.  The latter is what Carol Bryant and I talk about on today’s pet product review.

LEBA III has been double-blind tested (see it here) by the renowned Guelph University in Canada which rated effectiveness as “The animals receiving LEBA III showed a reduction of plaque, tartar and calculus. A reduction of gum inflammation was recorded and a general improvement of periodontal condition.” The product was administered twice a week. While we know under the gums will need attention at some point, according to the study and the company, this product can keep the need for dental anesthesia to a minimum in your pet’s life.  Take a look…

3 comments
BuyZone
BuyZone

what will happen if i do not brush my dog teeth?

DawgBlogger
DawgBlogger

It seems to appear though, that the formula was changed POST the study?

DawgBlogger
DawgBlogger

 @BuyZone If you don't brush your dogs teeth or use some other way of keeping their teeth healthy, it will lead to a progressive dental disease. This then needs to be addressed by cleaning and potential teeth extractions etc. by your vet. A mouth that doesn't get taken care of at all can get very infected, in severe case to the point when jaw bone can get literally eaten away by infection. All this will not only be very painful, but also dangerous to other organs, such as the heart and kidneys. Very bad things. So it doesn't have to be brushing per se, but your dog's mouth does need to be kept healthy.