I have two older dogs, one from 6 weeks old to 12 and the other was full grown when i adopted her. I always thought that giving them hard biscuits would help keep their teeth clean. in fact my vet said my dauschund the 12 year old had great teeth. Little did we know he had a near invisible crack in a back tooth until i noticed a lump under his eye. it was a tooth abcess. And my peke w ho i adopted had to many teeth for her mouth with barely any roots holding them in. I was instructed to use this great oravet which is simple to use, the dogs hate medicine of any kind but they don`t mind me putting the gel on with my finger and I don`t mind the lack of bad breath!
My cat Casey has not required addituonal dental cleaning for the five or more years we have used oravet.
One of my dogs has CUPS disease, which is a severe allergy to plaque on her teeth. This disease presented as ulcers on her tongue, lips and gums along with severe drooling and putrid breath odor. Our local vet couldn`t figure it out so we went to a veterinary dentist who diagnosed it and recommended treatment. If we couldn`t keep the plaque from forming, she would have to have her teeth pulled. Weekly Oravet application was part of her treatment. It has been 7 months since she was diagnosed and with daily brushing, weekly Oravet and twice daily application of C.E.T. Chlorhexadine Rinse she is still doing well. I plan to continue using weekly applications of Oravet for the life of my pet.
I have noticed an improvement in their teeth and have not had to have their teeth cleaned as often.