PlaqueAway for Dogs and Cats - DENTAL/ORAL HEALTH - Total Animal Health
Vendor: Total Animal Health
Plaque and periodontal disease
PlaqueAway is the natural way to reduce the formation of oral plaque and calculus. It significantly improves your dog’s or cat's oral health. It reduces bad breath and results in healthier teeth and gums.
Bacterial plaque constantly forms in the mouth of animals, including cats, dogs and horses, as well as humans. Plaque is a soft, sticky biofilm that builds up on teeth and contains millions of bacteria. Its formation is a normal process that cannot be prevented. However, if they are allowed to build up, the bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay. This is because these bacteria produce acids from the sugars in the food that an animal eats. This acid causes the tooth enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities (holes) in the teeth. The bacteria in plaque also cause periodontal disease (an inflammatory disease affecting the gums and bone supporting the teeth).
Plaque, when combined with saliva and minerals, can eventually harden into calculus (tartar). Once plaque has calcified into calculus (tartar), it requires a visit to the veterinarian for removal. If the plaque and tartar is not removed but continues to increase, the gums can become red and swollen. This is called gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. In more severe periodontal disease, the bacterial infection causes the gums and the bone supporting the teeth to break down. Destruction of the bone supporting the teeth can lead to tooth loss.
Periodontal disease is the most common condition in pets world-wide. It eventually affects the majority of animals, with up to 80% of dogs and cats having dental problems by middle age. It causes bad breath, oral pain, reduced appetite, and if left untreated, oral infections can spread to other parts of the body, affecting organs such as the kidneys, liver and heart, and significantly shortening the life of the animal.
PlaqueAway - 100% pure, natural and organic
PlaqueAway is a natural product made from a specially selected seaweed harvested from the pristine waters of northern Norway. PlaqueAway contains no additives, preservatives, gluten, sugar or fillers. It is a proven, quality, cost-effective, product that is laboratory tested providing you safety and peace of mind.
PlaqueAway is a convenient and easy to use powder that you add to your pet's food. Results are normally seen in 6-8 weeks.
Prevention is better than cure!
- Ascophyllum nodosum
View the chart below to see what the dosage rate would be for your pet, calculated by weight.
Since Ascophyllum nodosum has a naturally high iodine content, if your pet has thyroid problems, consult your veterinarian prior to using this product. Do not give your pet more than one product containing Ascophyllum nodosum at the same time.