Oral Care - Gels - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
Dana and John
 
Gibbs Mom and Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 532
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 6 Posts
Oral Care - Gels

What's the word on the Gels that are suppose to reduce plaque build-up?

For the context of this question, please understand they would be used in addition to brushing, not in place of brushing.

Are they safe?
Do they work?

Any favored brands:

Petzlife?
Plaque Attack?
Tropiclean?
Other?


If other, please specify.

I've read the ingredients and have my reservations.

John




Gibbs Mom and Dad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 09:06 AM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,502
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 296 Times in 294 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibbs Mom and Dad View Post
What's the word on the Gels that are suppose to reduce plaque build-up?

For the context of this question, please understand they would be used in addition to brushing, not in place of brushing.

Are they safe?
Do they work?

Any favored brands:

Petzlife?
Plaque Attack?
Tropiclean?
Other?


If other, please specify.

I've read the ingredients and have my reservations.
I've tried the Petzlife. The first thing I didn't like was that it needed to be kept refrigerated, which meant it wasn't out with Kodi's other grooming things, and was easy to forget. The second, bigger, problem was that he HATED the taste, and really fought with me about it.

The vet has told me that the canine toothpastes have enzymes that break down plaque and tartar. Brushing is best, of course, but just getting it into their mouths helps too. And since Kodi LIKES the taste, he just licks it off my finger.


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 09:15 AM
Jen, Timmy and Mae
 
jabojenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philly Burbs
Posts: 1,672
Submit Photo: 21
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 16 Posts
I posted this before... somewhere

Here's the link. I just looked at what I paid for this
http://www.vetzlife.com/
My vet said to only do three sprays and no more, there is alcohol in this product
jabojenny is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
Dana and John
 
Gibbs Mom and Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 532
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by krandall View Post
I've tried the Petzlife. The first thing I didn't like was that it needed to be kept refrigerated, which meant it wasn't out with Kodi's other grooming things, and was easy to forget. The second, bigger, problem was that he HATED the taste, and really fought with me about it.

The vet has told me that the canine toothpastes have enzymes that break down plaque and tartar. Brushing is best, of course, but just getting it into their mouths helps too. And since Kodi LIKES the taste, he just licks it off my finger.
Gibbs has been remarkably easy with his routine care:

baths
grooming
nails
ears
eye drops - cherry eye
eye boogers
dingle berries
etc.


However, he doesn't like getting his teeth brushed. We've tried two different toothpastes and he won't lick either off our fingers. We do get some toothpaste in his mouth, and can even get a very little bit of brushing, but not thouroughly.


The grain alcohol in the oral gels caused me concern, but the fact that you tried it on Kodi makes me feel that it is at least safe.

John




Gibbs Mom and Dad is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 01:25 PM
Member
 
LexiBoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 45
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by krandall View Post
I've tried the Petzlife. The first thing I didn't like was that it needed to be kept refrigerated, which meant it wasn't out with Kodi's other grooming things, and was easy to forget. The second, bigger, problem was that he HATED the taste, and really fought with me about it.
Oh boy, I just bought Petzlife to try it out but didn't realize it needed to be refrigerated! Might have just wasted a bottle!

I'm having the opposite problem with my puppy, Neely. He gets all excited when I get the toothbrush out because he likes the taste of his toothpaste so much. He's constantly licking and trying to eat the brush as soon as I put it in his mouth, so I feel like I am getting nothing accomplished. I bought Petzlife to try something out that didn't need a toothbrush.

Lynne (Mom to Lexi and Neely)

LexiBoo is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Starr
 
StarrLhasa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: East Bay near San Francisco
Posts: 1,224
Submit Photo: 40
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 9 Posts
Lynne,

What brand and flavor gets Neely so excited? We ALL want to know.



Starr in NorCal
Mom to Buffy & Buster & Benny & Champ
Havanese Rescue Inc. - Won't you join us?



StarrLhasa is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 01:49 PM
Member
 
LexiBoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 45
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarrLhasa View Post
Lynne,

What brand and flavor gets Neely so excited? We ALL want to know.
I think it is the Petrodex poultry flavor. Seriously though, Neely is FOOD CRAZY and would probably like anything. My other Hav, Lexi, does not get so excited about getting her teeth brushed.

Lynne (Mom to Lexi and Neely)

LexiBoo is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 07:58 PM
Senior Member
 
HavGracie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest NJ
Posts: 308
Submit Photo: 28
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 7 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by LexiBoo View Post
I think it is the Petrodex poultry flavor. Seriously though, Neely is FOOD CRAZY and would probably like anything. My other Hav, Lexi, does not get so excited about getting her teeth brushed.
We use the Petrodex poultry for Gracie, too. She loves it, and like Neely is also food crazy! She comes running into the kitchen whenever we tell her it's time to brush her teeth. My only complaint is that it's difficult to try and brush her teeth because she's always trying to lick the toothpaste!
HavGracie is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 10:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Cailleach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 479
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
PetzLife doesn't "need" to be refrigerated, it works better if it is though because it's thicker when it's cold.


Deb
Cailleach is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 02:47 AM
Member
 
wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 36
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
I heard about them but never tried, we just have this gnaw and chew toys that keeps him busy for hours, as well as remove plaques too!

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
wishbone is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome