A few months ago I was able to do a sponsored post about dogs dental health month. This made me aware of how important it is to help take care of our pets teeth. So when I had a chance to review the VetriScience® Laboratories Perio Plus Stix I jumped at it.
I found an article on PetMD about adverse effects of poor oral hygiene on a dog HERE and wanted to share a small part of that article:
The toxins from periodontal disease are absorbed into the dog’s blood stream. As the kidneys, liver, and brain filter the blood, small infections occur causing permanent and at times fatal organ damage. The adverse effects of periodontal disease are due in part to the toxins the bacteria secrete and the damage these toxins cause to delicate kidney, cardiac, and brain tissue.
Tooth-brushing every other day did not maintain clinically healthy gingiva in dogs. The daily addition of a dental hygiene chew to a regimen of tooth brushing every other day reduced the gingivitis scores and reduced the accumulation of dental deposits (plaque, calculus and stain).
No one wants their pets to have these issues and that is where VetriScience® Laboratories Perio Plus Stix comes in. These dental health sticks are there to compliment brushing your dog’s teeth.
The inside is chewy and has minerals, probiotics, and CoQ10 that will help control plaque and support healthy gums. This is the easiest way I have found to get Jake to take supplements.
The outside uses spirulina and pumice to help remove bacteria and freshen breath. Put this all together for a great tasting treat that my dog loves.
Jake loves when I give him his treat every day. When he comes in and I do not have it ready he gets his nose and lifts up my arm from my desk with it. All I can do is laugh at him because I know exactly what he wants.
Jake has to be the gentlest dog I have ever seen. He really wants it but he has to figure out how to take it and not hurt me.
He finally grabs it and digs in. This dog normally will watch and if anyone if walking around or looking at him, he will not eat, this time he did not care.
Now only Mom can scratch his nose the way he likes it!
The back of the bag gives you lots of great information about this product and how much to give your dog.
Your dog will thank you for giving these for him/her with a long healthy life!
They offer other varieties and they have this available for cats also.
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I received this product to give my honest opinion.