Natural Supplement for Cats and Dogs, Prevents Tooth and Gum Disease
Bad Teeth and Gingivitis are Very Common in Pets
Does your cat have bad breath? Does your dog have bad breath? There are a variety of causes for bad breath in cats and dogs. Medical conditions can cause bad breath in cats and dogs such as upper respiratory infections, diabetes, sinusitis and cancer. The most common cause however is often periodontal disease which affects the teeth and gingivitis of the gums. It is estimated that half of all dogs and cats have these conditions!
Cause of Gingivitis and Cleaning your Pet’s Teeth
The build-up of plaque and associated bacteria cause periodontal disease which leads to infected gums. This can cause painful, red, swollen gums (gingivitis) and require tooth cleaning and often tooth removal as the teeth get eroded. This is a painful condition for your cat. It can become painful to chew dry food and cats may start drooling or pawing at their mouth in bad cases. Teeth cleaning is required to remove the plaque. This plaque must be scraped off below the gum line so brushing your cat’s teeth will not be enough to remove it (though started a routine of brushing early can prevent this from occurring). Unfortunately, cleaning at the vet’s is not an easy or cheap procedure. A cleaning at the veterinarian’s office requires sedation so the process is expensive and can be dangerous for older pets that should not be put on anesthesia any more than necessary. If the teeth are too bad, your vet will likely recommend pulling those teeth.
It is heartbreaking to see your pet in pain and unhappy. I went through this with my sweet Tigger. He is an orange, tabby short hair and I have been told by vets that these cats are somehow more prone to tooth and gum disease. Every time he had a dental checkup he needed to have more teeth pulled. We felt so bad that he would lose all his teeth when he was still young and always have problems. He also had very bad breath.
I Found a Solution To His Tooth and Gum Disease
I found a supplement called Gumz-n-Teeth by PetAlive. I decided it to give it a try. I was amazed how quickly Tigger’s breath improved and eventually his gums looked healthier. They were pink instead of red. His next exam showed he had less plaque build-up and better gums than expected. This supplement might not completely cure tooth and gum disease in cats but it has drastically helped Tigger’s! It has ingredients that help their eyes, fur, immunity and more as well.
The same product can be used for dogs or cats. The dosage directions are based on weight for both.
You can order PetAlive Gumz-n-Teeth from Amazon here or click on the image link below:
Ingredients In Pet Alive Gumz-n-Teeth
- Spirulina, Horsetail, Dandelion, Silica, Calc Fluor, Calc Phos
- Spirulina (Arthrospira platenis) is a great source of vitamins like B-12 and A which are important for healthy teeth and eyes. It is also a wonderful source of chlorophyll which is important for pets (you know how they love to much plants!).
- Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is very high in silica which is vital to connective body tissues, teeth, bones, skin and fur.
- Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is high in an array of vitamens such as zinc, potassium, magnesium, lethicin, Vit A, B’s, C and D and more!
Silica removes odor and cleans toxins out of the cells. It is a natural cleanser and will expel foreign bodies. For this reason it is advised not to use this product for more than 6 weeks on a pet with a microchip and not to use it at all on a pet that has any prosthesis or metal plates. However, I contacted the company to ask about this and they explained silica may have this affect at very high doses but there are no instances of microchips being expelled at this low dose. The warning is put on in an abundance of caution. This makes me feel better as I can’t imagine living without this product for my pets!
These are just some of the ingredients in Gumz-n-Teeth and some of their many health properties!
I love that this supplement can be used for both cats and dogs! We all know a dog with dog breath. Maybe they have tooth and gum disease starting as well.
The brand has many other great product such as “Slender Pet” for weight control and “Immunity and Liver Support”. All these formulas are made for dogs as well as cats. Note there is a caution on the bottle stating that pets with microchips should not be given this for more than 6 weeks. I am contacting the company for clarification as to how often it could be given for 6 weeks at a time. In the interim I am thinking of trying the oral spray by the same brand which is for bad breath in cats and dogs. Everything by this company has been so good, it’s worth a try!
Update regarding caution statement above: I heard back from the company and they said there was a study that indicated silica could potentially cause a problem with expelling a microchip as it can push out other foreign bodies but this has not actually happened and the study was for a much, much higher dose of silica. There should be no problem at the dosage used in this supplement. I am back to using it every day for all the cats.
Second Update: It has been 6 months and I am still using Gumz-n-Teeth every day. I expect to keep using it for my cats their whole lives!
Third Update: It has not been over 2 years since we started all three of our cats on Gumz-n-Teeth. They have had zero side effects from using it every day. I asked my vet about the microchip issue and she didn’t seem concerned with them staying on it as well.
It is a great relief to find a product that has all natural ingredients and really works for bad breath in cats and dogs. Teeth cleaning and extraction can cost $600 or $800 per visit and require anesthesia. We had to pay this amount for several years and felt horrible for our kitty before finding Gumz-n-Teeth. If you have a dog or cat has bad breath and your veterinarian says they have periodontal disease or gingivitis, or if you just want to prevent these diseases, I would give Gumz-n-Teeth a try.
Please leave a comment if you have used these products or other products that worked, if you have any questions or thoughts.
Thanks! Happy, pet health to you and your kids!
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