Product News (February 2018)
American Veterinarian Staff
A look at some of the latest and greatest products in veterinary medicine for February 2018.
Oravet Dental Hygiene ChewsMarketed By: Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim
OraVet Chews are the first and only dental hygiene product for dogs that contains delmopinol. Delmopinol works to form a barrier that prevents the bacterial attachment that leads to plaque and calculus buildup, as well as halitosis. The scrubbing action of the chew works in concert with delmopinol to remove existing plaque and calculus. The chews have been clinically proven to significantly reduce plaque, calculus, and halitosis.
Dose Form: Chews (4 sizes depending on weight)
For More Information: oravet.com
Petrodex Enzymatic ToothpasteMarketed By: Sentry
Formulated specifically for pets, this nonfoaming poultry-flavored toothpaste cleans teeth without requiring any rinsing. Its patented enzyme formula helps control plaque, prevent tartar formation, polish teeth, and freshen breath. Available in a 6.2-oz tube.
For More Information: sentrypetcare.com
Dentahex Oral Care RinseMarketed By: Vetoquinol
Keep pets’ teeth healthy and clean by rinsing them daily with Dentahex Oral Care Rinse following each meal or as directed by a veterinarian. For both dogs and cats, this rinse provides both anti-plaque and anti-calculus properties to help prevent tooth and gum disease.
Dose Form: Daily oral rinse
For More Information: vetoquinolusa.com
Advanced Oral Care Liquid Tartar RemoverMarketed By: Nylabone
When added to a dog’s water, Advanced Oral Care Liquid Tartar Remover alters the pH of the dog’s saliva to help reduce plaque and tartar buildup, all while freshening the breath. This solution includes Denta-C, a scientifically formulated blend of ingredients that helps reduce plaque harboring bacteria.
Dose Form: Water additive
For More Information: nylabone.com
Clenz-a-dent Mouth Rinse/Water AdditiveMarketed By: Ceva Animal Health
The mint-flavored Clenz-a-dent Mouth Rinse/ Water Additive can be used as a water additive (for dogs and cats under 25 lb and for dogs over 25 lb) or as a mouth rinse. The oral solution contains RF2 to help inhibit the growth of bacteria that lead to bad breath. Available in 8.4-oz (250 mL) bottles with a measuring cup and a spray nozzle.
Dose Form: Oral rinse
For More Information: clenz-a-dent.com
Vetpro 1000 Mobile Dental DELIVERY SYSTEM
Marketed By: Midmark
The VetPro 1000 Mobile Dental Delivery System provides a clean, dry, aseptic work environment that is also ecologically friendly. Its oil-free technology is a healthier alternative to systems that involve messy oil changes—so it’s better for your staﬀ and better for the environment.
For More Information: midmarkanimalhealth.com