Pet dental care is still a hot topic, and while brushing teeth is the best method of preventing gum disease, some might be more inclined to use Ark Naturals very convenient dental chews. It does not replace brushing, of course, but it does help remove tartar build up and bacteria. If you do brush your dog’s teeth, these chews can be used in-between brushings or when brushing isn’t practical.
For dogs who are, shall we say, steadfastly opposed to letting you in their mouths with a toothbrush or in the event your index finger could be imperiled and is needed for other pursuits, these chews are a great alternative!
Named one of the top pet products of 2011 by the Pet Business Industry, Ark Naturals dental chews are edible toothpaste that won’t upset the stomach and help reduce tooth decay and doggie breath. More on how this works in our video.
Brushing 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…