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Experiences with Teef, Plaque Off, or Deer Velvet for cat dental health?

EllenS

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Is anyone using any of these products for their cat's dental health? I would love to hear your results with reducing tartar and gingivitis.

Also, how do you get your cats to tolerate letting you put the deer velvet product in their mouth??

Apart from a good diet, bones, energy healing, and keeping your kitties happy, is there anything else you find works to reduce mild tartar and gingivitis and then keep it away?

Thanks for your insights!

- Ellen
 

Dr. Jeff

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Thanks for your question Ellen.

I've had good client experiences with Plaque Off and NZ Deer Velvet spray.

Most people spray the NZ stuff on a gauze Q-tip or their fingers and apply it that way. Some cats are OK wih having their gums sprayed...

I have no experience with Teef, but @GinnyW does.
 

GinnyW

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Yeah, but not on cats:) It's added to drinking water, so doesn't take any application. In my limited experience, all of these products, whether added to food, smeared on teeth, or however, are gonna need some time to work. I thought Teef! was working right away, and then I didn't see the amazing progress I thought would follow. Now, though, I see a gradual change in tone - not sparkling white, but uniformly lighter. I'm also using PetLab, but just started this, so too soon to tell. That one gets added to meals, and I also brush a bit with it on a finger brush. I would definitely give the deer antler stuff a try, but not until I've exhausted what I'm already doing. Don't let that stop you; I think it's a great product.

There's a powered scaler out there, but I would anticipate a real struggle employing it. Anybody?
 

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Great point Ginny! Anything added to the water is less than desirable in cats (which are not supposed to drink much if at all).
 

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