At least 80% of dogs and 60% of cats have gingivitis, periodontitis or tooth decay. When carbohydrate-based foods are deposited on teeth, plaque may be formed, which creates acids that strip calcium and phosphorus from tooth enamel. The loss of these minerals from the tooth matrix softens tooth hard structure, increasing susceptibility to cavities. On the other hand, plaque at the gum line sets the stage for bacterial growth, inflammation, gum disease (periodontitis), bone disintegration, and tooth loss. Systemic infections can also occur with chronic infection in the mouth.
Dentatreat is an aid to maintaining pet oral health, utilizing the beneficial
properties of special cheeses, probiotics, minerals, and other natural
ingredients: Certain cheeses act in several ways: the alkaline cheese
buffers acidity and raises pH in the mouth; increases salivary flow, diluting
and clearing sugars from the oral cavity; their proteins impede demineralization
and aid in remineralization of the tooth enamel; and calcium and phosphorus
ions are also made more available for remineralization.
Wysong Dentatreat is a delicious snack for both dogs and cats and can be fed as a treat on a daily basis. Sprinkle over daily food, or mix with a little water to form a paste to feed to your pet or apply directly to the teeth with a soft toothbrush.
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