Cheat Sheet: Healthy, Safe Dental Products

The next cheat sheet is healthy and safe dental products for our pups.  We know healthy tartar free teeth and great smelling breath, make for a happy and healthier dog. 

As always we strive to find five great products that meet our criteria. 

With preventative care your dog will live a much healthier life.

The following products met our criteria of healthy ingredients made right here in the USA. 

We have however, found a really nice one that is made in Holland and it is listed at the end of cheat sheet.  We felt it was worth seeing. 

If you are using a product now to help insure healthy treeth, free of tartar and bad breath, please check out all the ingredients, one by one.  Some of these long names actually mean clorax or borax, which is very harmful to your pet and even though it's given in small doses and over a period of time, the long term ingestion of these products may be extremely dangerous to your pets, so please check it out.  

We found a variety of different types of dental care for you to consider, which products that we feel to be healthier for your pets.  As always, they are not in any particular order.

ORA-FRESH DENTAL CARE SPRAY

Number one is Ora-fresh Dental Care Spray ia natural solution to maintaining healthy teeth and gums for your pets. This easy to use spray uses all natural ingredients and is safe to use on cats and dogs!

Using Ora-Fresh Dental Care Spray for dogs and cats every day helps freshen breath, help control plaque, tartar, control bacteria as well as tooth and gum health. When used properly, improvement is seen within 3-8 weeks, including better breath and a reduction or softening of plaque and tartar. The spray is easy to apply directly to the tooth and gums every day. Simply spray in your pet's mouth 1 to 2 times daily, ideally before bed time and this formula will work systemically through your pet's saliva. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums on your pet will help your pet stay healthy overall...seems easy enough.

INGREDIENTS: Distilled water, grain alcohol, grapefruit seed extract, grape seed extract, rosemary oil, thyme oil, neem oil and peppermint oil.  Ora-fresh contains no artificial colors, preservatives, gluten or sugar and is safe to use on your pets.  The ingredients that are used are broken down below to show you how each one benefits your pet.

Grape Seed Extract: Helps prevent dental plaque. Helps mitigate oral and gum diseases. Contains Proanthocyanidins (Potent antioxidant properties).

Grapefruit Seed Extract: High in vitamin C, E and bioflavonoids, excellent at alkalizing body fluids. Reduces periodontal inflammation, detoxifies, enhances and supports immune function

Rosemary Oil: Natural astringent and anti-bacterial propertiesHelps to prevent plaque from adhering.

Thyme Oil: Natural antimicrobial properties. Helps control the pathogenic organisms responsible for tooth decay, gingivitis, and bad breath.

Neem Oil: Helps prevent bacteria from adhering to teeth (reduce plaque). Helps prevent and reverse gum disease.

Peppermint Oil: Very potent antiseptic properties Helps to battle bad breath bacteria

Contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C

Made in the USA

AVAILABILITY: I found the Ora Fresh Dental Spray is available on entirelypets.com, but it is also available on a few other sites, all at tghe same  prices, but do not offer an additional 10% off for automatic delivery

PRICE: The three pack of 8 fl oz. each I have pictured here, regularly sells for $154.99 , but is on sale for $54.99.  you can also buy one 8 fl oz. bottle for $18.99, regular price $52.00.   If you sign up for automatic deliverery you get an additional 10% off.  This spray also comes in a 2.2 oz for $20.00 but is also on sale for $7.99.  A great itdea to get if you just want to try it out to see how your dog likes it.

FRESH KISSES BREATH & TARTER DOG BISCUITS

Number two will help you and your dog both breathe easy with our Only Natural Fresh Kisses Breath & Tarter Dog Biscuits.

These minty and parsley-flavored treats are made with wholesome organic ingredients and with no corn, soy or wheat. They’re baked hard for a crunchy texture that fights tartar and plaque, promoting healthy gums and strong teeth.

Given daily as a treat, these biscuits help freshen your dog’s breath. Give Fresh Kisses to your dog and you’ll get sweeter kisses in return!

Made with Organic Ingredients and low-Allergen Rye and Oat Grains, Thes Fresh Kisses are free of Wheat, Corn and Soy and have nothing artificial.  They also contain no preservatives or fillers...just the way we like it.

Made in the USA

INGREDIENTS: Organic rye flour, organic oat bran, organic canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), parsley, mint flakes, ginger root, organic eggs.

AVAILABILITY: You can find thes Only Natural Fresh Breah Kisses and Tartar Biscuits at onlynaturalpet.com,  I coun't find them for sale anywhere else.

PRICE: Only Natural Fresh KIsses and Tartar Biscuits come two different ways, a single 1 Lb. bag for $9.99, with a !5% savings for auto delivery priced at $8.49.  The three pack of 1 Lb. bags sell for $28.99 and with the 15% auto delivery, it comes in at $24.64 for each 3-pack. 

ARK NATURAL BREATH-LESS PLAQUE ZAPPER

Number three will get rid of your pet's bad breath while he drinks. Ark Natural Breath-Less Plaque-Zapper is added to your pets water bowl for convenient bad breath control.

Plaque-Zapper contains naturally available enzymes that are activated by your pet's mouth saliva. These clinically tested enzymes stop debris from sticking to teeth. When added to water, fizz lasts 3-5 seconds and enzymes remain active for 6-8 hours. The active ingredient includes a proprietary blend of lysozyme, glucoxidase, amylase, papain, amyloglucosidase, peptizyme, and lactoferrin.

All natural: colorless, odorless, tasteless, no animal proteins, wheat-free, corn-free, yeast-free.All ingredients are human grade Ingredients,and of course made in the USA...Great. 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: 100mg: Lysozyme, Glucoxidase, Amylase, Papain, Amyloglucosidase, Peptizyme, Lactoferrin. Inactive Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate.

NO Anthium Dioxide, Chlorine Peroxide, Chlorine Dioxide.

Product Facts: For use by Dogs & Cats. Recommended to support dental health & control plaque, tartar & bad breath.

Recommended Use: Empty packet in bowl of fresh drinking water. Fizz lasts 3-5 seconds. Enzymes remain active for 6-8 hours. For cats who do not drink water from a bowl, empty packet onto cat's wet food.

Therapeutic: 2x daily for 4-6 weeks.

Maintenance: Use 1x daily - 3x per week.

Effective on its own or it can be combined with Breath-Less Brushless-Toothpaste. Results within 4-6 weeks of continual use.

AVAILABILITY: You can find Ark Natural Breathless Plaque Zapper at wholelifepets.com and several other sites like Amazon, Overstock, Waywair and Wag.  Prices vary and the ones listed below are for wholelifepets.com, where I first found these.

PRICES: This product comes in two different sizes, small / medium priced at 15.99 but on sale for $14.34 and medium / large priced at $16.49 but on sale for $14.84.

TERRABONE DENTAL CHEW BONES FRESH BREATH

Up next at Number 4 is the Terrabone Dental Chew Bones Fresh Breath. This healthy and safe edible chew is made with peppermint and parsley for fresh breath. The #1 ingredient in aTerrabone is USDA certified organic brown rice. Terrabone contains no animal by-products like gelatin or animal glycerin and Terrabone is always made in the USA.  There number one ingredient is USDA Certified Brown Rice and the bones contain no wheat, soy, corn, gluten, animal by products, saturated fats, trans fats, sugar or salt.

These bones crumble safely for easy digestion that natural chicken makes. Terrabone irresistibly yummy and the peppermint & parsley help keep breath fresh...and we love fresh breath.

INGREDIENTS: Organic Brown Rice Powder, Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Chicken Flavor, Organic Pea Powder, Carrageenan, (natural seaweed extract), Calcium Carbonate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Parsley Powder, Peppermint Oil, Citric acid, Rosemary oil, Mixed Tocopherols (natural source of Vitamin E)

AVAILABILITY: I found these on entirelypets.com, but you can also get them on several different sites. Shop the site of your choice as always.

PRICE: The prices vary according to site, but on entirelypets.com they are $16.99 for a small 10 count bag but are on sale for $12.99.  This site also give 10% discount for automatic deliveries.

PETZ LIFE ORAL CARE DENTAL GEL OR SPRAY

Number five on the list is PetzLife Oral Care Spray and Oral Care Gel. This product is a healthy, holistic approach to oral care. The all-natural ingredients safely remove plaque and tartar, help reverse oral disease, promote healthy gums, whiten teeth and kill the bacteria that causes bad breath. All with no toothbrush required!

All the ingredients in both products are 100% natural (the main ingredient is grapefruit seed extract), making these oral health products safe for all breeds of cats and dogs. There are no side effects and the spray is even safe enough to use on people!

The product ingredients mix with your pet's saliva when applied on your pet's teeth and completely coat your pet’s teeth and mouth. This process kills harmful bacteria and loosens plaque and tartar on tooth surfaces.Below I've added the ingredients for the Oral Spray, or the Gels if you prefer, In Peppermint and Salmon flavors...so the choice is yours.
 

INGREDIENTS:

Oral Care Spray

Ingredients - 100% all natural distilled water, grain alcohol, proprietary blend of extracts and oils including: grapefruit seed extract, grape seed extract, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil & neem oil.

Oral Care Gel - Peppermint

Ingredients - 100% all natural distilled water, grain alcohol, grapefruit seed extract, proprietary blend of herbs and natural oils, including grape seed extract, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil & neem oil.

NOTE - The naturally occuring pink color of the gel is from red grapefruit seed extract.

Oral Care Gel w/ Salmon Oil

Ingredients - 100% all natural distilled water, grain alcohol, grapefruit seed extract, proprietary blend of herbs and natural oils, including grape seed extract, salmon oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil & neem oil.

AVAILABILITY: This product is found ont petzlife.com site and again on several different sites.

PRICE: Prices vary according to site you shop on.  On petzlife.com they go from $24.99 to $54.99 depending on which size and product you purchase. On onlynaturalpets.com the prices are as follows: Dental Spray 4 oz $25.99,  Dental Gel 4 oz $25.99 and Dental Gel with Salmon Oil 4 oz $25.99.

WHIMZEES HEDGEHOG DENTAL DOG TREATS

Whimzees Hedgehog Dental Dog Treats are a great way to get your dog's teeth cleaned and they won't even know it.  Use it as a reward and don't feel guilty.  Each one is sugar free, wheat free, and gluten free.

Each dog treat is made 100% vegetarian and free of artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors.

The unique hedgehog shape is fun for your dog to munch on and provides a natural cleaning action that scrubs your dog’s teeth clean and promotes fresher breath. 

Each hedgehog measures 3.7 inches. Each bag has an assortment of colors for their chewing enjoyment...they won't be able to resist them.

Made in Holland

Paragon Pet Products, boast that there mission is to stimulate the relationship between dogs and their owners by providing healthy and fun treats. Paragon is a company of dog-lovers, people-lovers and Earth-lovers. They are working to bring only the best, healthiest and most-fun dog products to every pet and pet parent...and these are so cute.

INGREDIENTS: Potato starch, glycerine, powdered cellulose, lecithin, dried brewer's yeast, color added (malt extract, annato extract, alfalfa extract)

AVAILABILITY: You can find whimzees on entirelypets.com, in small, medium and large.  They not only come a in hedgehog shape but also alligator and toothbrush shapes and in several different size packages.  You can also buy these treats individually, so you have many options.  There are one or two other treats going by the name of Whimzees, so be sure to get the Paragon Whimzees that are made in Holland.

PRICE: Regular prices vary from $14.99 to $2.99 or $10.99 to $1.99 when on sale.

Well, we've come to the end of our PICK FIVE LIST for healthy and safe dental products, with one additional one from Holland.  Be sure to stay tuned for our next Cheat Sheet!

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