The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) was founded in 1997 in order to provide an objective means to recognize efficacious products. A panel including veterinary dentists, dental scientists and various organizations created a system of product review and acceptance for pet dental products. Products undergo extensive tests, with two separate trials required to statistically validate the results. During these trials, Petsmile showed a 62% greater reduction in plaque and a 28% greater reduction in gingivitis than the control pet toothpaste. Petsmile became the first toothpaste awarded the VOHC Acceptance Seal for plaque inhibition. The VOHC Acceptance Seal is recognized worldwide.
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During the process of domestication, dogs realized that a big part of bonding with their human companions required making eye contact. Nowadays, this behavior can present itself as persistent “begging,” a.k.a. sitting and staring at you with longing, hungry eyes that plead, “feed me!” Before you decide, “a small piece can’t hurt,” take the time to make sure it’s actually safe for pet consumption.
By 2 years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease (Today's Veterinary Practice). This alarming statistic is just one indication that most pets are not receiving proper dental care. In an effort to highlight this issue and spread awareness on the importance of pet dental care, veterinarians have declared February to be National Pet Dental Health Month. Here are four things you can do to help the cause:
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