Q. Are water bowl dental treatments safe and effective if coupled with tooth brushing? And which are the best products to help ward off plaque? Thank
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. You might also be interested in the products that are approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council. These are products that have been tested and determined to actually improve oral health. Their web site is http://www.vohc.org/. I like dental chews like Veggie Dents to help remove tartar, however there is no substitute for regular brushing and routine dental scaling and polishing performed under anesthesia by your veterinarian.
A. The water treatments can help especially when used with brushing.
I recommend good chews like antlers and bones as these will naturally help to polish teeth.
You may also still need to have a dental done by your vet to clean those tough to reach places.
There are so many products on the market. Your local store can help suggest the best sellers