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OraFresh™ Oral Hygiene Paste for Cats & Dogs

OraFresh™ Oral Hygiene Paste for Cats & Dogs OraFresh™ Oral Hygiene Paste for Cats & Dogs OraFresh™ Oral Hygiene Paste for Cats & Dogs
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Description

Description

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 kill 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.

Directions

Weight

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.

Composition

Sorbitol, Flavouring, Dextrose Monohydrate, Xylitol, 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.

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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Reviews (18)

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

Overall 4
Value For Money
Effectiveness
Ease Of Use
Absence Of Side Effects
18 out of 18 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (8 reviews)
4 stars (9 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Excellent
Verified Purchase

By on 18 February 2020

I have been using this product for some time and the results are excellent. I had been using a leading brand. Not anymore. It is very easy to use from the pump.

Customer recommends this product

45 Dog toothpaste
Verified Purchase

By on 3 January 2020

Seems to be working so far! If I can stop my dog from eating it before I get it on his teeth.

Customer recommends this product

45 Yes, this does actually improve dogs teeth
Verified Purchase

By on 3 September 2019

I bought this product as i noticed my 2 dogs teeth were getting tartar on and they are both around 2 years old, they only eat dry food and i give them dentistix regularly, i havent left a review until now, to make sure it actually works, its ok saying dogs love the taste, but thats an expensive treat if it does not work, i have been using this about 6 weeks, i use it most evenings but do miss somedays. and i only use my finger to rub on their back teeth, i tried a toothbrush, they didnt like it, but they do allow my finger to rub along their teeth and yes they love the taste, i have definitely noticed an improvement in their teeth, there not sparkling white but have improved, so will be buying more.

Customer recommends this product

45 Pet oral hygiene paste
Verified Purchase

By on 5 June 2019

Seems to work fairly well. My rescue saluki cross doesn't mind it and she is very picky.

Customer recommends this product

55 A product that works and is easy to use
Verified Purchase

By on 30 March 2019

Using this as a night time treat, the dogs love it, so much easier than having to chase them down. On the second tub now and their teeth are cleaning up, so much so that our vet complemented me on my greyhound's teeth - a dog type notorious for bad teeth.

Customer recommends this product

1 person found this review helpful

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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.

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.

Examples:

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

5 May 2019 at 10:37pm

Can it cause excess salivating in cats?

Nicole

I have been using this on and off for about 2 months, I had noticed that one of my cats started drooling every now and then but didn’t really think much of it. Just given them some tonight after a week off and my other cat seems to have excess saliva and is making swallowing sounds. Just clicked that the drooling with my first cat had stopped while I wasn’t using the product. Can this be a side effect?

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Nicole,

We've looked into this further for you, and the enzymes in the oral hygiene paste can increase saliva production as part of the process of removing oral bacteria. However, this should not increase saliva production excessively unless the amount given is greater than the recommended quantity or the pet has an increased sensitivity to the action of the enzymes. If there's any chance you add it to their food and one cat likes to pinch some extra from the other, this could have lead to her having too much and it stimulating extra saliva production.

The adhesive system of the paste combines with water to adhere to the epithelial surfaces and to a naturally occurring secretion of the mucous membranes, providing lasting barrier protection from bacteria. The natural enzymes in the paste supplements the saliva's natural protective mechanisms in maintaining oral health. In essence, the molecules and enzymes in the paste can increase saliva production as part of the protective process but if your cats are sensitive to it, you could try cutting back on the amount used, or if there is a chance they could have got too much, reduce the amount applied/added to food back to the recommended maximum amount.

If your cats are sensitive and reducing the amount still produces the same symptoms, looking for an alternative product which does not contain enzymes such as our Dental Granules (mix with food), or Oral Solution (added to drinking water) could be great alternatives to help care for their teeth and gums.

I hope this helps!

9 February 2019 at 9:44am

Hyperthyroidism

Jill Dawson

My cat has just had her teeth scaled polished and an extraction. She is nearly 18 taking tablets for hyperthyroidism ever day. Is it safe to use?

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Jill,

Thank you for your question,

There is nothing in OraFresh that will cause issues with standard hyperthyroidism medication, however as I am not sure of the exact medication they are currently taking, it would be best to run it by your vet before use. Alternatively if you are able to email us at [email protected] we can check this for you.

I hope this helps!

14 August 2018 at 9:21am

Will xylitol level build up?

sarah.

I have read your reply re Xylitol being toxic but is it safe to use every day? Will the build up cause a toxic reaction?

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for your question.

Xylitol is eliminated from the body and doesn't accumulate, making products like OraFresh safe for daily use :-)

Kind regards,

Danielle.

1 April 2018 at 7:30am

Polishing beads

Fae

Are these the same micro beads which have been banned from human toothpaste etc?

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Fae,

Thank you for your question,

The polishing beads present in OraFresh are not the same as the synthetic plastic beads which have been banned in the UK, these are made from silica, which is non-toxic and non-reactive.

I hope this helps.

1 March 2018 at 10:54pm

Ingredients

Cheryl Mears

  • VioVet customer since 2012
  • From: Suffolk, United Kingdom

This product contains xylitol which is toxic to dogs!

  • VioVet Staff

Hello Cheryl,

Thank you for your question.

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

Xylitol 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. It is an ingredient used in dentistry as it can help reduce bad bacteria and plaque build-up.

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.

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.

Examples:

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 alleviates any concerns on the safety of this product.