REMARKABLY EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING PLAQUE AND CALCULUS
- OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews significantly reduced average mouth plaque and calculus scores compared with dogs receiving a dry diet alone at Day 28 (P<0.01).6
EXCEPTIONAL HALITOSIS CONTROL
- When given daily, OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews reduced halitosis in dogs by an average of 59% compared with dogs receiving a dry diet alone at Day 28 (P<0.01).6
In a clinical study, dogs underwent a dental scaling and polishing 7 days prior to the start of the study. On Day 0, plaque, calculus, and halitosis were evaluated, after which each dog underwent another dental cleaning and polishing. Dogs were stratified by their baseline plaque scores into groups to receive: 1) Dry diet alone 2) Dry diet and a delmopinol-coated chew. Outcome measures were evaluated at Days 28 and 56.6
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