Together with a company in the U.S. that's been manufacturing quality herbal dental products for ten years, Dr. Karen Becker has created a proprietary formula for Mercola Healthy Pets.
Not available anywhere else, her Healthy Pets Dental Gel contains 8 essential oils and extracts that can potentially:
Dr. Karen Becker's complete Dental Gel formula contains a total of 8 main ingredients that are:
The 8 main ingredients in my peppermint flavored Healthy Pets Dental Gel are designed to work together to help keep teeth clean.
Don't wait to see dirty teeth. Begin using this Dental Gel with Herbal Extracts on your pet as early as possible.
It's so easy to use. Just squeeze the recommended amount onto your fingertip. For a medium-sized dog, that's only a fourth of a teaspoon. For a cat, just an eighth of a teaspoon.
If your pet will allow you to open his mouth, simply smear the gel over his teeth and gums. If not, place the gel on his lips, paw, or muzzle, and he'll lick it off. The more he licks, the more it will mix with his saliva and coat his teeth and gums.
When smearing the gel on your pet's teeth, focus on the back molars first. Especially with cats, this is where most of the dirt accumulates. Move to the pre-molars, canines, and then the incisors.
"Two-Thirds of American Pet Owners Skip This Essential Oral Care Step - Do You?"
You wouldn't dare ignore your own teeth, yet many people don't routinely
brush their pet's teeth.
If you're a regular visitor to Mercola Healthy Pets, you know how highly I recommend good dental hygiene for dogs and cats, including regular at-home dental care.
A recent study by a renowned animal health organization revealed two-thirds of pet owners don't provide the basic dental care recommended by their veterinarians.
I don't believe pet owners intentionally set out to ignore their pet's dental hygiene by not brushing... rather, I think they simply don't realize how important it can be...
Cleaning your pet's teeth is an essential part of dog or cat ownership. They can't do it themselves, so it's up to you to take responsibility and do it for them.
Now that you hopefully understand this issue, I have some good news that I'm certain will lighten your heart - and your load...
This great product is provided via our exclusive partner, Dr. Mercola – Premium Products.
Dr. Mercola founded Mercola.com in 1997 to share the most up to date natural health information and resources with the public. He aims to expose corporate and government fraud and mass media hype that often sends people down the unhealthy path. Mercola.com is now the world’s top natural health resource site, with over one million subscribers.
At Furchild Pets we work daily to find, source, and develop relationships with the best pet food, care, and welfare specialist around the world. We are thrilled to be a quality partner with Dr. Mercola and we hope that you enjoy this product as we do!
Q: "How much Dental Gel should I give to my pet?"
A: To help clean very dirty teeth, apply 1 or 2 times daily after meals for the first 4 weeks. After that, apply 2 to 3 times per week (can be used daily), preferably before bedtime.
For the fastest results, apply the gel directly to the teeth and gum line. Withhold food and water for at least 30 minutes after applying so the gel can mix with saliva and coat teeth and gums. Use the following amounts:
These are general guidelines. You may want to adjust the frequency of application to suit your pet's unique needs and factors such as age, breed, and cleanliness of teeth.
Q: "My pet won't allow me to apply the gel to the inside of her mouth. Does it need to be applied directly to the teeth and gums to be effective?"
A: The good news is – no! You can simply wipe the gel on the outside of your pet's lips, her upper muzzle near her whiskers, or even a cat's paw or front forearm and she will naturally want to lick it off. The more she licks, the better the gel will coat all of her teeth and gums.
For dogs, try offering a bit of peanut butter with the tooth gel squeezed on top.
Follow the directions above to get your pet comfortable with you touching her mouth. Now try applying the gel to your fingertip and work it through her mouth, coating the teeth and gums. Next, move to using a piece of gauze wrapped around your finger, and finally a pet finger brush to provide more mechanical abrasion.
Q: "Do I need to use a toothbrush with Healthy Pets Dental Gel to receive benefits?"
A: You will still receive benefits without using a toothbrush. With some geriatric pets with poor dental health, you may not be able to use a toothbrush due to the condition of their teeth and gums.
However, brushing can help speed up the cleaning of your dog's or cat's mouth. Use a finger brush, a soft toothbrush for pets, or a simple piece of gauze and rub along your pet's teeth and gums.
Q: "I haven't routinely brushed my middle-aged pet's teeth and they are quite dirty. Is it 'too little, too late' to start using the dental gel now?"
A: You're not alone when you ask this question! Many pet parents are in the same shoes... The important point here is awareness of the issue and positive action to start cleaning now. Granted, my Dental Gel may not give your pet perfectly clean teeth, but you will be helping to keep them cleaner than they would be without the use of the Dental Gel.