Pet Dental Health Made Easy

Lack of oral care in dogs can lead to dental disease, which in turn can lead to more serious health issues.  Good oral health for dogs (cats too!) goes beyond just whiter teeth and fresh breath, it's important to your dog's overall health as well. 

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 80% of dogs have some form of periodontal disease by the age of 3!  That number for cats is not much better, at 70%. 


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Good oral hygiene in dogs can help prevent dental disease.

Poor Dental Health Can Negatively Effect A Pet's Overall Health



Periodontal Disease can lead to even more serious health problems.   Toxins from periodontal disease get absorbed into the dog's blood stream and can cause infections in the body.  This can potentially damage kidney, liver, heart, and brain tissue.


This post is sponsored by Zymox. I am being compensated to help share information about Oratene® Brushless Pet Oral Care products. We only share information we feel is helpful and relevant to our readers.


Pets taking medications are especially prone to dental health issues.  

Many pets taking medication can experience a change in the quality of saliva.  Although pets may still have saliva and drool, this condition is called "Dry Mouth".  Pets with chronic Dry Mouth develop severe halitosis (bad breath), and accumulate plaque which can lead to tartar and tooth decay. 

Oratene's line of Brushless Pet Oral Health Products kill harmful bacteria and germs, and remove plaque biofilm in your dog's mouth.  

Tartar can throw off the balance of normal, healthy microbial flora in a dog's mouth. Oratene Brushless Oral Care products break down plaque and biofilm, and specifically target the harmful bacteria and microorganisms in the mouth. They help maintain a healthy oral ecology, and freshen your dog's breath.

Oratene products are especially beneficial for senior pets, pets with special health conditions like Diabetes, and pets who are taking medications for behavior, pain, allergies, heart problems, thyroid dysfunction, or urinary incontinence.  


One of the products in their line of pet dental care products is the Oratene Brushless Oral Care Water Additive.  It's a flavorless concentrate you add to your pet's water each day that provides a safe, healthy way to conveniently keep teeth clean without brushing!





Just add two pumps of Water Additive to 4 cups of water daily.

Dogs' teeth need attention in order to  prevent plaque from hardening and turning into tartar on the teeth.  Although brushing your dog's teeth every day is ideal to ensure good oral hygiene and ward off dental disease, not everyone can commit to that.  And many pets, if they're like my dogs Icy and Phoebe, will not tolerate a toothbrush in their mouth!  Believe me I've tried but it's just not feasible for us.  I use 
Oratene Brushless Oral Care Water Additive in their water and Oratene Brushless Oral Care Toothpaste Gel to keep my dogs' teeth clean and healthy.  Yes, I said BRUSHLESS!  These videos show you how easy it is to use both the water additive and the toothpaste gel.





Although my dogs don't take medication and don't have "Dry Mouth", they are both 9 years old and have shown signs of deteriorating dental health.  I've been using Oratene water additive and Oratene brushless toothpaste for a year or so and it's been really helpful.  Trying to brush Icy and Phoebe's teeth was just not working, but these products are effective, easy and convenient to use, and my dogs don't mind them at all, which is half the battle! 


NoteAccording to Oratene, the Water Additive can be used with a pet water fountain however "the filter MUST be taken out or it will remove the active compounds and it will plug up the filter."



HOW DO ORATENE BRUSHLESS ORAL CARE PRODUCTS FOR PETS WORK?


> Oratene brushless pet oral care products contain two patented, natural enzyme systems, the LP3 Enzyme System and the MD2 Enzyme System(Mutanase + Dextranase).  

> These enzymes inhibit harmful odor-causing bacteria and remove plaque biofilm.  The LP3 Enzyme System destroys bacteria and fungal microorganisms while restoring the oral balance in a pet's mouth.  The MD2 Enzyme System makes plaque water soluble and unable to bind to the teeth.


> Oratene oral care products do NOT contain CHLORHEXIDINE, XYLITOL, ALCOHOL, OR CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, so it's safe for dogs and cats to use daily!



***** Never use Human toothpaste on your dog or cat, it contains ingredients that are toxic to pets! *****

Symptoms to watch out for that could indicate poor dental hygiene in dogs:


Broken or loose teeth
 Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
 Abnormal chewing
 Excessive drooling
 Dropping their food, appearing hungry but will not eat
 Pain or bleeding from the mouth
 Swelling around the mouth


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34 comments:

  1. I make sure to brush my cats teeth regularly each week

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    1. It's awesome that you're able to brush your cat's teeth! My dogs won't have it LOL!

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  2. Oral health is so important and I have to admit since Pierre got so sick I have been hard-pressed to brush his teeth as often as I had been. His stomach is so sensitive. I do brush them but use less toothpaste. Bentley LOVES brushing.

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    1. It amazes me that Bentley loves having his teeth brushed! Poor Pierre having such a sensitive stomach. I can't brush my dogs' teeth for beans! They hate it.

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  3. Water additive and Anti plaque spray

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    1. I love using the water additive, it's such an easy way to provide oral care daily.

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    2. I love the water additives also, makes life easy also

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  4. My dogs have pretty healthy teeth, they have used a water additive to help keep them healthy.

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    1. That's awesome Beth! I love the water additive. It's such an easy thing to do daily and the dogs don't even know it's in their water.

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  5. Great post, and we know not enough can ever be written about oral care. I hear so many stories from people who have old dogs whose teeth are really bad, and I'm always encouraging them to see the vet, and start some kind of oral hygiene routine. For the difficult dogs like mine, a brushless system is ideal. Entered the contest!!

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    1. Thank you Hindy! Older dogs often have health problems related to poor oral hygiene if they've never had any care for years. I love these brushless products!

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  6. We entered the giveaway, thank you for that. I didn't know that Zymox made dental health products! That's awesome. I've been using their ear drops for years, for my older dog who is prone to ear infections. I actually do brush my dogs' teeth, but I'll have to check out the Zymox products anyways. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to use them in addition to our current teeth care protocol.

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    1. Thanks for entering our giveaway! I love Zymox products, I use their ear cleaner, shampoo & conditioning rinse, and the oral care products. I love them!

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  7. Both dogs have visited the veterinarian for check ups this month and were given a very good rating on their teeth! Of course, my vet was disappointed that I don't regularly brush them. So I love the idea of the brushless system by Oratene. Zymox products are amazing!

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    1. It's great that they had a good checkup! My dogs won't tolerate brushing either, so these brushless products are perfect.

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  8. Cookie's teeth had been holding up really well. We did brushing with Jasmine and JD but that alone didn't seem enough. Cookie gets her teeth brushed as well as she gets raw meaty bones--that seems to be the magic combination.

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    1. Hooray for Cookie! It's great that you can brush her teeth, that's wonderful. The bones are helpful too. I gave Icy raw bone recently but she chewed it up so much that it had sharp raw edges so I got rid of it.

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  9. I love these easy to use products. I'm just dumbfounded that the stats for dental disease is so high in cats AND dogs! This is a fantastic giveaway for pet parents to help keep their pets teeth healthy. Will share too!

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    1. I love them too! It was so disheartening when I couldn't brush the dogs' teeth but these products really help. I'm glad I found them. Thanks for sharing our giveaway, much appreciated!

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  10. Zymox products are the best. I use their shampoo and conditioner all winter long with Plush for itchy winter dry skin, and I've used their ear drops too. I have tried that water additive, we got free trials when I ran a pet store. It is great stuff, I'd love to win the giveaway.

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    1. I love Zymox products, I use these dental products, their shampoo & conditioning rinse, their topical ointment, and their ear cleaner. I'm a big fan!

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  11. I have a sample and plan to try it as Kilo the Pug hates me brushing his teeth. They are in good shape so far but I bet this helps and so important

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    1. Oh definitely give it a try so you can keep Kilo's teeth healthy. These two products are easy to use so I bet Kilo won't mind them at all!

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  12. Apparently according to one vet Natasha needed a dental (expensive) so we tried another vet. her teeth aren't perfect but they are fine for now. So I think I need this stuff to arm myself against dodgy vets!

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    1. That's weird, I'm shocked a Vet would recommend a cleaning if it wasn't really needed. Not only is it expensive but pets must be put under anesthesia to do it - that's not something to take so lightly. Oratene would definitely help Natasha!

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  13. I've been extremely lucky with my cats and their dental health. They do get regular checkups at the veterinarian and have cleanings, when needed. I haven't done anything with brushing their teeth although I know I should.

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    1. I'm glad your cats don't have dental issues. Dental cleanings are great, but I worry about them having to be put under to do them. The water additive is the simplest tool I think.

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  14. Wonderful post! My Sibes are funny about their teeth being "brushed" (I use the finger brushes)...they love the doggy toothpaste, especially mint! With all four of mine now seniors, I, too, see the decline in the condition of their teeth, particularly the color. Miss their bright pearly whites! I really like the idea of the water additive.

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    1. Thanks Dorothy! You're lucky you can get a finger brush in their mouths, my girls hate that. The water additive is great and the gel is something they'll at least let me do LOL!

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  15. I brush my pet's teeth and provide my pet with dental toys.

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    1. That's awesome, Cassandra! I wish I could brush my dogs' teeth but they hate it.

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  16. This is a topic that is near to my heart... Thank
    you! Exactly where are your contact details though?

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    1. Thank you! Contact details for most blogs can be found in the About Me tab on the Home page.

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  17. It's really amazing blog post for pet. I appreciate the way in which you are described it. Thanks!

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