Routine Dental Care
The best, most recommended, option is daily teeth brushing. Since plaque can turn into tartar in as little as 24 hours it's important to take care of the problem before it starts. Be aware that you should not use human toothpaste for your pet, but rather special pet toothpaste, which is usually chicken flavored. The act of brushing their teeth helps a great deal on its own so you can support a healthy mouth even if you're unable to get the pet toothpaste.
If this isn't ideal for your situation then your second best option is to use Oravet gel. This product is applied to your pet's teeth once weekly and prevents plaque and tartar from adhering to the teeth. The plaque and tartar will still form, but you will be able to remove it easily since it will be attached to the Oravet gel instead of the tooth.
We realize that some pets will absolutely not tolerate you brushing their teeth or applying Oravet. Along with finger brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and Oravet, we offer a variety of products to suit your needs such as Tartar Prevention Diets, Treats/Chews, Oral Rinses, and Water Additives.
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