OraFresh™ Oral Hygiene Paste for Cats & Dogs

OraFresh™ Oral Hygiene Paste for Cats & Dogs

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OraFresh™ is a gentle and palatable oral hygiene paste containing mild polishing beads and a complex of naturally occurring enzymes involved in:

  • Reducing bacteria which cause bad breath and dental disease.

  • Breaking down and removing plaque.

  • Maintaining overall mouth health.

The highly palatable poultry flavour makes it a pleasant and easy experience for you and your pet. As an alternative to toothpaste, it can be used with or without brushing, and may be added to food or onto a paw if applying directly in to the mouth is not possible.

How does it work?

  • Increases the levels of natural enzymes to reduce harmful bacteria and break down plaque.

  • Mild abrasive beads help gently remove build-up on the teeth, with or without brushing.

  • Bio-adhesive delivery system ensures extended adhesion to the teeth and gums, providing sustained enzyme action and protection.



Approximate Daily Amount

Cats & Small Dogs under 10kg

1cm each side

Dogs 10-20kg

2cm each side

Dogs over 20kg

5cm each side

Apply after food once daily directly to the surface of the teeth and gums on each side of the mouth. Can be applied using a finger, fingerbrush or toothbrush. For cats, this product may be applied to the paw to lick off. Do not rinse the mouth after use.

It is advised to practice regular dental check-ups with your pet and to contact your veterinary surgeon for further information and treatment as needed.

If necessary, the teeth should be professionally scaled and polished before use.


Sorbitol, Flavouring, Dextrose Monohydrate, Starch Pregelatinized, Milk Protein (Lactoperoxidase, Lactoferrin), Vegetable Oil and Fat, Glucose Oxidase, Albumen (Lysozyme).

Emulsifying and stabilising agents, thickeners and gelling agents: Glycerine, Carboxymethylcellulose.

Trace elements: E6 Zinc Gluconate.

Binders, anticaking agents and coagulants: Colloidal Silica.

Other colourants: Titanium Dioxide.

Preservatives: 1a700 Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

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Reviews (56)

Summary of Reviews for OraFresh™ Oral Hygiene Paste for Cats & Dogs

Overall 4
Value For Money
Ease Of Use
Absence Of Side Effects
55 out of 56 (98%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (27 reviews)
4 stars (24 reviews)
3 stars (4 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (1 reviews)

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45 Desperate for a dog tooth cleaner
Verified Purchase

By on 2 June 2024

Must admit I purchased a seaweed additive as well as I am desperate for his teeth to be clean. However, there is definitely an improvement ,only slight but his teeth are awful. I believe the paste has an awful lot to do with it and would recommend.

Customer recommends this product

45 easy t to use
Verified Purchase

By on 11 January 2024

No problem using this product because my dog Lucy loves the taste if all else fails she will actually lick the paste there by it gets into her mouth

Customer recommends this product

35 Pump action
Verified Purchase

By on 4 December 2023

The product is Good but the paste comes in a pump action canister the first one I ordered was okay . But the new one I ordered which I just went to use the pump action will not work ahhh and it’s a sealed unit ahhhh . Zero out of five for the canister

Customer recommends this product

2 people found this review helpful

55 Flavoured Toothpaste
Verified Purchase

By on 3 December 2023

Flavoured toothpaste which our dog is happy to have on her toothbrush for daily brushing.

Customer recommends this product

15 Unsuccessful
Verified Purchase

By on 16 October 2023

My Jack Russell came to me when he was 7 and his teeth are a mess with brown stains and tartar. He won’t let me near him with a toothbrush so I’ve had to use the kind of treats that are good for dental health. When I saw this product I thought I would be able to skoosh it onto his teeth at the side of his mouth, but this is not a skooshable product. You have to rub it on or it just falls out… there would be no rubbing, I like my fingers where they are! Tried letting him lick it off my finger, but didn’t feel this would be that beneficial. Tried various other things, but he lost interest. I don’t think it’s tasty enough to get him excited about eating it, so it’s languishing in a cupboard now.

Customer does not recommend this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding OraFresh™ Oral Hygiene Paste for Cats & Dogs, including answers from our team.

6 December 2022 at 2:44pm

Suitability for cat with CKD

Jess Bankes

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: , United Kingdom

My cat has late stage 2 CKD. Is this product safe for him to have?

Many thanks

  • VioVet Staff

There is nothing within this product that should specifically cause an issue with kidney disease. However any change in diet can affect any special diet you are using for the CKD. It is therefore advised to run any supplement/diet changes past your vet if your cat has CKD just to be safe.

16 November 2022 at 9:11am

My dog has canine stomatitis can she use this?

Charlotte Mckenna

  • VioVet customer since 2021
  • From: Durham, United Kingdom

My vet recommended I use enzymatic toothpaste however I'm unable to physically brush her teeth as she doesn't like me touching her teeth, would this work? Her gums are severely inflamed

  • VioVet Staff

Yes you can apply this paste to the teeth rather than brushing, although it will be more effective if brushed onto the teeth. You should follow your vet's advice primarily on how to treat the stomatitis though.

1 October 2022 at 9:12pm

What are the beads?


What the the exfoliating beads made of? Do the break down.

  • VioVet Staff

The exfoliating beads are made of colloidal silica - a form that is completely safe for use as a food supplement. It is digested by the body.

1 September 2022 at 10:35am

Recent reviews concerning xyitol

Val Clements

Have read recent reviews regarding this product containing xyitol. I have purchssed this paste and don't see it listed on ingredients. Has this been removed from paste?
I'm concerned about using this if it still has xyitol, even small

  • VioVet Staff

This product no longer contains Xylitol, a forumlation change a few years ago means it contains Sorbitol instead. I can confirm the listed ingredients you are seeing are accurate.

28 October 2021 at 2:37pm



  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: Berkshire, United Kingdom

Can this be given to puppies of 5 months or older?

  • VioVet Staff

Yes this paste is perfectly safe for use in a puppy as long as you follow the application guidelines.

30 August 2021 at 1:10pm


Liz C

How do you apply the paste?

  • VioVet Staff

The application guidelines for this product are as follows:

Apply after food once daily directly to the surface of the teeth and
gums on each side of the mouth. Can be applied using a finger,
fingerbrush or toothbrush. For cats, this product may be applied to the
paw to lick off. Do not rinse the mouth after use.

24 August 2021 at 9:30pm

Toothpaste for Diabetic dog


What toothpaste is safe for my diabetic dog

  • VioVet Staff

Any toothpaste would be suitable as long as your dog does not eat too much of the paste. If your dog is prone to eating lots of the toothpaste as you brush then I advise choosing one that is low in glucose/sugar. OraFresh Paste is a good choice at it contains a sweetener, sorbitol, instead of sugar. This is safe for a diabetic dog as long as you follow the package guidelines on doseage.

3 February 2021 at 10:38pm

Can you use more than one product at the same time


My 8 yr old Lurcher has a growing problem with tatar on his teeth.
I was wondering if I can use both the paste and granules together.
If not which is the most effective.
Many thanks

  • VioVet Staff

Yes you can use our OraFresh granules and paste at the same time. The granules is a supplement to be added to the food whilst the paste is best used as a toothpaste. The paste will be more effective if used as a toothpaste, applied to the teeth and brushed. If this is not possible with your dog then the granules will work better.

4 October 2020 at 10:04am

Using in a toy


  • VioVet customer since 2018
  • From: Surrey, United Kingdom

Hi, my dogs hate me putting this directly on their teeth. Will it work as well if I put it in a toy that they then lick out? Many thanks.

  • VioVet Staff

This product is intended to be used as a toothpaste and so should be applied to the teeth directly really, the paste is unlikely to contact the teeth significantly if licked off of a toy.
If you are looking for a supplement to be put into the food then I advise using our OraFresh Dental Granules instead as these are dosed this way.

24 July 2019 at 8:25pm

Concerns regarding xylitol

Julie Nicklin

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

I'm a little concerned about this product containing xylitol, when I've read on numerous sites is toxic and dangerous for dogs even at a very tiny dosage. If I had known this product contained this i wouldn't have purchased it. Can you give me any advice regarding the effects of this please and any precautions needed. thank you

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Julie,

Thank you forgetting in touch - there's certainly a lot of information and it can be difficult to work out which sources are reliable. Please be assured that we would not produce a product for pets that was not safe, and we have great trust in our manufacturing partners when considering formulations.

Xylitol is known to be dangerous for dogs and cats in large amounts (usually found in large quantities in human ‘sugar free’ foods, or sugar substituted products such as some peanut butters - pure peanut butters are fine).

Xylitol is an ingredient used in dentistry as it can help reduce bad bacteria and plaque build-up. It has been approved for use in cats and dogs under the Catalogue of Feed Materials European Commission Directive 68/2013, and so has been thoroughly tested for safety when used in correct concentrations.

It is present in other products, for example Aquadent, who claim that Xylitol prevents the fixing of calcium and the formation of tartar. As another close example, garlic is also toxic to dogs in large enough amounts, but when used at a safe dose, is beneficial and is included in many supplements.

Xylitol is eliminated from the body and doesn't accumulate, making products like OraFresh which contain it in small amounts safe for daily use :-) I'd advise is keeping it out of reach of your pets in case they chew up the whole bottle but I'm sure you'd do this anyway!

Here are some examples if you wanted to know more detail about the amounts that could cause some side effects:

Dose that may cause some toxicity = 100mg / kg of body weight.

Orafresh contains 23.5mg / ml

1cm of paste = 0.75ml = 17.6 mg Xylitol.


An average 4kg cat would need 17ml of OraFresh to reach this level, our dosage = 1.5ml

A 10kg dog would need 43ml (about half of the full bottle) of OraFresh to reach this level, our dosage = 3ml

Dogs over 25kg would need more than the entire bottle to reach this.

I hope that this has helped to alleviate concerns about the safety of this product. If you have any further questions, please do get in touch!

Kind regards,
Danielle C

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