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Suzie's Tartar Liquid

onster
March 28th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Hey all

I was wondering if anyone uses this product? been tempted to buy it a few times but it is expensive and I dont understand how it works?? Thinking since I cant (i tried) brush my cats' teeth this might be good?

onster
March 28th, 2009, 02:35 AM
These are the ingredients from their site : water, glycerine, sodium benzoate, allantoin, polysorbate 20, sodium salicylate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium borate, green FD&C yellow No. 5.

Chilver
March 28th, 2009, 09:22 AM
Hi: I tried it for my dogs and I didn't notice any difference. Also bought one recommended by the Vet and I don't notice anything. My brother is a dentist and I asked if he would look at the ingredients and whether they would remove the plaque. He didn't think so. He thought maybe soften it a bit. He said if it worked that well people would be using it on themselves. Brushing is still the best way to keep their teeth clean. Just my two cents.

Stacer
March 28th, 2009, 10:00 AM
We use the Oxyfresh stuff. And according to our vet (when they examine the cats' teeth) it has made a difference with how much plaque there is. Perhaps it prevents plaque from sticking to the teeth rather than actually getting rid of what's already there?

sugarcatmom
March 28th, 2009, 12:39 PM
These are the ingredients from their site : water, glycerine, sodium benzoate, allantoin, polysorbate 20, sodium salicylate, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium borate, green FD&C yellow No. 5.

I wouldn't use it. It contains too many ingredients that cats shouldn't be ingesting (sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulfate, food colouring). My vet (who doesn't brush her cat's teeth either) says Enzadents Oral Chews (http://www.petrx.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1267) or C.E.T. Chews (http://www.virbacvet.com/cet/product/cet_oral_hygiene_chews_for_cats_poultry/31/) tend to work better. Either that or chewing raw chicken gizzards and necks.

One other product that I've heard some people have success with is Biotene Veterinary Maintenance Gel (http://www.calvetsupply.com/product/Biotene_Veterinary_Maintenance_Gel/Pet_Dental_and_Oral_Health) (stay away from the mouthwash).

And lastly, here is a video by Cornell University on how to gradually get your cat accustomed to teeth brushing: http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/pet/fhc/brushing_teeth Results may vary!:rolleyes: