Advantages not too tacky, comes with a good finger tooth brush
Disadvantages a little tacky
|Does it smell good?|
|How easily is it absorbed?|
|Value for money|
|How does it affect your skin?||Not at all / differently|
I try to be a good pet owner, and having a cat who has had really bad gum disease and needed some teeth pulling out, I decided when we got our puppy last year that I was not going to let the same thing happen to him, so I looked at getting him a toothpaste.This particular toothpaste can be used by dogs or cats, and I prefer it to a tube of Virbac toothpaste I bought just for the cats. This came in a 70g tube, which was sent to me in a cardboard tube like the toothpaste I buy for the humans does.
I bought this from the vetuk website. The cost of this gel currently is £6.23. I didn't think that this price was too bad as it came with a finger tooth brush and a nozzle to use with the toothpaste. The tooth brush is a decent quality compared to ones I have bought before. It fits snuggly on my finger, and I find that the bristles are really nice and soft and work well.I have used this with my Chihuahua. He is still only a pup, so he has quite a small mouth, and I have to say, it is a little tricky to get my finger into his mouth while wearing this brush. When he was younger, it was actually quite painful him biting against this while I was trying. However, now, I don't try to get it fully in his mouth and concentrate on the front of his teeth where I can see, hoping that this will help. Most dental problems occur in older dogs of 3 plus, so I am trying to avoid plaque build up and bad breath before it becomes a problem.
The recommended dosage for small dogs and cats is one cm of the gel on the brush. Dogs up to 20kg can have 2cm. Larger dogs need about 5cm of gel. A suggestion for cats and small dogs is to try and apply this gel with a nozzle provided directly onto the teeth, or you can try and put it on the cats paw and get them to lick it off. My cat is quite wild when it comes to me doing anything to him, and he won't let me anywhere near him with this.My dog tolerates it. I find that it is being applied to his teeth and gums, and the five enzyme system is hopefully helping the breakdown of any bacteria and plaque in his mouth.
The tooth paste itself is shiny and a light brown in colour. The main reason I like this one better than the Zirbac one is it is less sticky. That comes out of the tube as soon as you take the lid off, then everything gets so sticky while I use it. This requires you to squeeze the tube, so I can be more accurate getting the amount I need onto the brush, and it is less of a sticky battle to get it in my pets mouth. It is a little tacky so it sticks to where it is needed, but I don't feel like I need more than a light handwash after. It also doesn't have a horrible scent meant to make it more attractive to your pet.I don't end up using this every day. I supplement it with dental treats, and I feel that these help just as much as they get to my dogs back teeth a lot more easily than I can. I think really, a good dental routine should have both of these things.
I recommend this product as it is a lot easier to use than other products available on the market, therefore I am more likely to use it and my pets have the benefit of it. No point buying it and it being a pain to use so you never get round to it.
Attention, this is the first review from this author
Instead of giving a negative rating, consider:
Help this member by giving your advice
Report fraud (for example plagiarism) or other issue with the review to the Ciao support team
Add your comment