Did you know that your pet can really have dry mouth just like humans? In fact, most don’t know that pets can get dry mouth too. After a long discussion with an employee at a local pet store, I soon learned that we can manage dry mouth for Bella the cat before it ever happens.
Today I will share with you the dry mouth red flags for pets to help you learn and manage your pet care whether dog or cat. It’s a shame our pets can’t talk and help us out, but reading is power and knowledge helps us correct potential situations! I am excited to share a few ways to give your pet great pet oral care and fresh breath!
Do you know these dry mouth red flags for pets? Lavishly live Pet Dental Health Month (February) out loud and let’s learn about pets and dry mouth!
Caring for Your Pet’s Mouth Is Important and Easy
Out of care and concern for my cat, I have decided to team up with Oratene® and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer Network™ to bring you today’s post. This post is sponsored by Oratene® and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about Oratene brushless pet oral care products for Pet Dental Health Month, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Oratene is not responsible for the content of this article.
Those Little Sweet Mouths – Bad Breath
The barks, the meow’s the slobbery kisses, all come from your most loving pet. It’s important and easy to care for your pet’s mouth with the products we have been using and that are available. Pets like human have ‘conditions’ that require medicines, and just like in humans, pets can develop bad breath from the use of particular meds and quite possibly have more plaque. Plaque can lead to periodontal disease and that, unfortunately, leads pet owners down a sad, dark road!
Understanding What Dry Mouth Is & How it Affects Pets
Let’s perk up this discussion a bit and talk about meds that affect the quality of saliva, or those that create Dry Mouth. Just because your pet has saliva or drool does not mean that Dry Mouth is not also present. Bad breath is the first sign of Dry Mouth.
Dry Mouth is a real life change in the quality of saliva that your pet has, and it can happen to change because of medicine. What medicines are often common Dry Mouth offenders? The most common meds such as those for behavior, pain, incontinence and allergies, you get the idea. If your pet is on meds they should be using the pet product line I will introduce you to.
What I most want to explain today is that pets need oral care that balances their oral flora. Untreated Dry Mouth can lead to severe halitosis (bad bad breath), and the accumulated plaque on the pet’s teeth, which then leads to tartar and tooth decay. Bella needs cat dental care so we are excited to show you how we do this.
Pet Dental Care Products To The Rescue
Have you ever heard of Oratene® Pet Dental Care products? If you shop at Petco® stores as well as many independent retailers you might have seen these products. In fact, some veterinarians carry them in their office so you might have seen the name there as well.
Brushless Toothpaste Gel
Bella is a tiny little Tuxedo rescue cat and while she is loving and affectionate we were not sure how much she would like the treatment. While thankfully she is not on meds, we are being proactive and taking care of her teeth ahead of any possible issues. How does it go? ” An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” or something close to that.
We put her in our lap, hold her little head (very lightly) she lets us rub her gums and then she licks it like crazy and we laugh. It’s that easy. We do this after she eats her dinner each night, like a baby getting its teeth brushed sins brushes! This is just a 1/2″ strip and we do this 2x per day, it is that easy and the flavor must be pretty good because she licks her lips and mouth over and over, I think she believes this is a treat,lol! We are fine with this because it is 100% safe for ingestion, so lick on Bella.
Our other option is the Oratene Brushless Oral Care Water Additive. While we are traveling our pet sitter simply places the brushless oral care in Bella’s water each day and again, Bella has brushless dental care! Oratene’s Water Additive enzyme systems inhibit odor-causing bacteria and removes plaque biofilm by rendering plaque water soluble and unable to bind to the tooth. If your cat does not drink a lot of water then you want to use the Brushless Gel noted above, we are lucky because Bella loves her bowls of water!
The products are perfect for those who travel and have sitters, and that is why I love them because Bella’s oral health is never missed even if we are missing her!
What Are The Products To Help My Pet?
Here’s what I have learned in my most recent experiences with the great product and this is why I am fond of it for Bella the cat ( our kitty ) Oratene is from the developers of Biotene® and Zymox®. Don’t get all worried about brushing because Oratene offers brushless oral care options (as I noted above) and it contains antibacterial enzymes, found naturally in saliva.
The enzymes are carefully balanced to boost and replenish saliva’s own defenses and recreate the natural oral protection found in the mouth, providing antibacterial and soothing properties. You won’t find Xylitol, Chlorhexidine, alcohol or detergents in these products, so feel good about using them with your pet. The nice thing about the Oratene Brushless Oral Care line is that it gives us all a nontoxic option to use on our animals of all ages. The animals that benefit the most from the use the product are those who are on meds (poor babies)
Where To Get These Products
Celebrate Pet Dental Health Month by visiting Petco® or your local independent retailer to find the perfect Oratene® dental health product for your pet.
Dental products are necessary for pets, especially those on meds. The Oratene product line is easy to use, (you just put it on your finger and onto their gums), there are no brushes involved, and it kills odor-causing bacteria and removes plaque which can lead to periodontal disease!
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Dry Mouth red flags are bad breath, tartar, and plaque. Just keep this rule of thumb: If you are giving your pet a medicine, they need to be treated for Dry Mouth, staying ahead of the ‘storm’. It’s easy, and the products are perfect for all animals.
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