Have you ever noticed that most pet products have a disclaimer on the packaging that reads something like “not for human consumption?” The standards are being raised for pet food and treats, and many pet parents don’t want to feed their dog anything of lesser quality than what they would eat themselves. PetzLife Products Inc. believes the same philosophy. They strive to provide the best and most unique all-natural products for pets.
The company makes Oral Care Spray and Gel that are 100% natural. All their products are tested by an independent lab and have been proven to be safe for pets. There are no side effects associated with any of their products, and they are even safe enough to be used on humans. The main ingredient in all flavors of the dental sprays and gels is grapefruit seed extract.
The concept is pretty simple. You apply the gel or spray to your dog’s teeth and his natural reaction will be to lick the substance. The licking action will help to coat his teeth and gums in the solution. PetzLife guarantees that their oral care spray and gel will break down plaque and tartar, kill the bacteria that cause bad breath and work under the gum line to help heal gum problems. All of this with no brushing!
Is it too good to be true? I don’t know, but when I asked our veterinarian about it she recommended that we still brush our dogs’ teeth. Nothing is better for oral hygiene than regular brushing. With that said, not all dogs will allow their owners to brush their teeth.
For dogs that are less than cooperative about brushing, a product like this would be great to use in between dental cleanings at your veterinarian’s office. If it works as well as the company says it does, PetzLife Oral Care Spray would reduce your dog’s chances of suffering from severe dental hygiene issues like periodontal disease and gingivitis. They claim that you will be able to see noticeable results within 30 days.
If your dog already has plaque and tartar buildup on his teeth, you’ll need to use PetzLife Oral Care Spray or Gel twice daily until the buildup is dissolved. After that you will only need to apply it 2 or 3 times per week as a preventative measure. Since the product is 100% natural, you can use it every day if you choose, and there will be no detrimental effects to your pet’s health.
Canine dental care is extremely important, but unfortunately most owners overlook this aspect of their dog’s overall health and well-being. If left untreated, oral health problems can lead to much more severe issues including heart, liver and kidney disease. The signs of advanced dental problems can include:
- Red or bleeding gums
- Blood on a chew toy
- Difficulty picking up food
- Chewing on one side of the mouth
- Vocalizing when yawning or eating
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Lumps or bumps in the mouth
- Ropey or bloody saliva
- Head shyness (your dog not wanting you to touch his head)
- Nasal discharge and sneezing (as advanced gum disease in the upper canine teeth can lead to bone loss between the oral and nasal cavity
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You should always be aware of the state of your dog’s oral health. If he won’t let you look around inside his mouth be sure to schedule an oral checkup with your vet at least once every six months. If your dog lets you brush his teeth he’ll only need an oral exam once per year.
PetzLife offers a wide variety of other al-natural products for dogs including dental chews, dog treats, waterless shampoo, flea and tick treatments and first aid supplies. Their products can be found online and at select pet specialty stores.