It’s National Pet Dental Health Month!
As with humans, dental health is a vital part of a health natural lifestyle for your furry family. The mouth is a gateway to all sorts of other systems, and keeping those pearly whites and pink tongues in tip top shape is essential to their overall wellness.
This month – National Pet Dental Health Month – is the perfect time to learn how to take care of your dog or cat’s dental health. It isn’t just about fresh breath; most pets over the age of two suffer from dental disease. But it’s often preventable and Kriser’s Natural Pet offers a whole array of oral care supplements to help prevent issues and keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Even better, all dental products at Kriser’s are 20% Off in February!
Here are just some highly recommended options for both kitties and pups! Check with your Kriser’s Pack Member for more information about what’s right for your furbaby.
Whimzees are fun, potato-based dental chews for dogs, made with just six natural, plant-based, functional ingredients and no GMOs, gluten, meat, or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Talk to your Kriser’s Pack Member about which size is perfect for your pup. And stop by our Whimzees Yappy Hour on February 10th to try a sample and enter to win free bags of Whimzees!
ARK NATURALS BREATH-LESS BRUSHLESS-TOOTHPASTE
This “paste” is actually a stick shaped rigid dental chew with ridges and a soft toothpaste core for a two-layer process to help fight plaque and tartar. The rigid outer layer uses alfalfa, cinnamon, vanilla and clove to help fight bad breath from the surface. This design helps scrape bacteria from teeth and stimulates the gums while your pet chews. The softer toothpaste center helps fight plaque, tartar and bacteria with multiple bacteria fighting ingredients. You can use this for dogs and even for cats, if they seem interested!
This is one of Kriser’s favorite natural supplements. This product is a fine powder that is actually a specific strain of seaweed. A small amount of this powder is added to food – be it wet, dry, raw or anything else. Once it’s consumed, the chemical compound works internally with your pet’s bodily chemistry to break down bacteria, plaque and tartar through the saliva. It’s great for dogs AND cats, and is perfect for those pups that refuse to let you touch their mouths!
Don’t mind brushing those pearly whites? This vanilla-flavored paste in a tube is applied to the teeth and gum line using a pet toothbrush (we have a combo pack with a tube and brush) or a small finger toothbrush. Once on the teeth, the natural ingredients work to fight plaque and tartar build-up, as well as disinfect your pet’s mouth. The brushing action, as in humans, helps remove loose plaque and tartar from teeth. One note: this works best when you avoid giving your pet food or water for 30 minutes after administration. This one is intended for dogs only.
TROPICLEAN FRESH BREATH CLEAN TEETH GEL or FOAM
This gel, in an easy to use squeeze dispenser, should be applied to the teeth and gum line by finger, or toothbrush if desired (though brushing is not required!). Once it’s applied to the teeth the natural ingredients begin to breakdown plaque and tartar build-up. Those same ingredients inhibit the growth of more plaque-causing bacteria, as well as fight bad breath. The foam is similar but acts more like a mouth wash, providing clean breath and keeping teeth and gums clean. Either one works best when food and water are withheld for just 30 minutes after applying. They are great for both dogs and cats.
PETZLIFE ORAL CARE SPRAY and GEL
Great for both cats and dogs, these no-brush products are super easy to use. PetzLife is available in either a spray pump dispenser for those who want to spritz it onto their pets’ teeth, or a gel pump, for those who want to apply it to their teeth with a finger. Once it’s applied to the teeth, the natural ingredients begin to breakdown plaque and tartar build-up. Those same ingredients help prevent the growth of more plaque-causing bacteria and help fight bad breath. Just hold off on the water and food for 30 minutes after application.
IN CLOVER GRIN and SMILE
Grin soft chews for dogs help freshen breath and keep the mouth healthy. Natural ingredients go to the root of dental issues by stopping plaque and tartar build-up in its tracks while cleansing chlorophyll and organic prebiotics tackle doggie breath at the source.
SMILE are functional little soft chews for kitties that help keep your cat’s grin gleaming. The proprietary formula of flavonoids, prebiotics, catnip and green tea extract goes beyond the surface to work from the inside out. With regular use, you’ll notice improved oral freshness and long-term benefits for teeth, gums and overall health.
Zuke’s edible grain-free dental chews help fight dog breath the natural way with ingredients like alfalfa, parsley, rosemary and fennel. They freshen breath by supporting good digestion, plus the texture helps polish teeth and maintain healthy gums. These are available in a variety of sizes for all pups! As with any treat, be careful to only feed in moderation – one per day is the recommendation.