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|Tetrasodium & Tetrapotassium Phosphate||Reduce tartar build-up|
|Tea Tree Oil||Antiseptic and antifungal properties plus, leaves breath smelling fresh|
|Stevia and Vanilla||Natural sweeteners create a great taste without raising the dog's glycemic index|
You probably didn't know this but you can't just use YOUR toothpaste for your dog (as convenient as that may be). Human toothpaste contains soap. That's what makes it foam. But soap shouldn't be ingested. The vanilla flavored toothpaste is All Natural and is great for dogs and their people! It contains Tea tree oil, which helps fight plaque and is naturally sweetened with Stevia.
Tips on keeping your dog's teeth clean
1. Brush at least 3 times per week to get maximum benefit
2. Don’t use human toothpaste unless you have taught your dog to spit! Look on the back of your toothpaste. You will most likely find a statement that it should not be ingested. This is because it contains soap. Soap creates foam, which gives people the perception that the product is cleaning but is not indicative of the cleaning power of a product (it is for marketing purposes: perception is reality). Toothpaste designed specifically for pets does not contain soap; it won’t foam up; and it can be swallowed safely.
3. Replace the toothbrush when the bristles become frayed or every 3 months, as the brush will start to harbor microorganisms.
|Poor oral hygiene can lead to many serious health problems such as:|
|Gum Disease According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs suffer from periodontal disease by the age of two. Periodontal disease is caused by live, bad bacteria known as plaque. This bacteria destroys the gums and the bone structure that supports the teeth and can lead to tooth loss and multiple infections.||Infections can start in the mouth due to bad oral hygiene. These infections not only cause bad breath, but they can also spread to other areas of the body causing respiratory problems, lung and brain infections, and many other health problems.||Heart Disease can be exacerbated due to plaque and tartar build-up. Eventually the build-up will break off and can be absorbed into the blood stream, increasing inflammation in the arteries and leading to an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.|