Oral health is essential for our dogs - just like it is for humans! Four out of five dogs and cats over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease.
“Many pets suffer in silence with periodontal disease. Dogs are great at hiding pain and generally have a strong appetite drive. They can eat whilst avoiding a painful place in their mouth and give the impression they are healthy,” said Veterinarian Dr Tony Gestier. “It’s common for periodontal disease to be picked up at later stages when pain and symptoms become apparent to the owner. Unfortunately, at this point veterinary treatment and even surgery may have become necessary and it’s clear the dog has been in considerable discomfort for quite some time”.
Lovebites DentaShield chews contains Norwegian brown kelp to assist in the reduction of plaque and gingivitis and SHMP, which aids in tartar control and reduces dental calculus.
“We understand the difficulties of brushing a dog’s teeth, but we also understand the risks of poor dental care, so our mission is to provide a tool to combat the plaque and tartar that leads to Periodontal Disease that is simple and even enjoyable to use, for both dogs and their owners”.
SIGNS OF DENTAL DISEASE IN PETS
Signs of dental disease in dogs and cats include bad breath, reduced appetite, behavioural changes around eating and drinking, broken or loose teeth, lumps or bleeding in the mouth, discolouration or build-up of plaque and tartar on teeth, redness of inflammation of the gum, drooling, chattering of the teeth or pawing at the mouth. Tips to maintain good oral health As Periodontal Disease can go undetected for long periods of time, prevention is preferred to cure.
• Brush your pet’s teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste formulated for pets.
• Provide your pet safe bones that assist in mechanical plaque removal.
• Feed dental treats and chews, like Lovebites DentaShield.
• Visit your vet at least once a year for a dental check-up to catch any early signs of disease and ask for advice about a dental care routine for your pet.
DENTASHIELD CHEWS: HOW DO THEY WORK?
DentaShield chews are a medicated treat designed to combat dental disease using a unique combination of Norwegian Brown Kelp and SHMP. Norwegian Brown Kelp protects the teeth from plaque accumulation while SHMP is clinically proven to reduce tartar formation by up to 70%.
DentaShield chews do not require excessive chewing – great for dogs with sore teeth and small dogs that have difficulty with larger traditional sized dental treats.
They are also one of the only dental health chews that are suitable for puppies from 6 months of age! Prevention is key to the best oral health.