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Here is information about the product I'm considering:

Dog Dental, Cat Dental, Dog Bad Breath, Gingivitis. Official DentaSure Website.

Ingredients: Purified water, Grapefruit extract, grape seed extract, propolis extract, stevia

I've been looking up each ingredient and it seems most of them are fine as long as they are given in small doses and note often, specifically stevia. Still reading more about them, feel free to correct me.

The Situation:

After a week of introducing the brush routine to my cat, he now accepts me opening, cleaning and checking his mouth ( helps that he likes the toothepast flavor). However during inspection last night, I made an unpleasant discovery. I was upset to discover his back molar on his left side is really thick with tartar build up and red gums. His right side looks fine. The only dental care he got prior to my return was the dental-care kibble my mom as been feeding him. Although it has improved his over all oral health, that was the only method she has been using. She never even attempted to brush his teeth because she's been too busy or dismiss it as a lost cause because " He never lets me."

I suspect he has been eating his dental kibble with the right side of his mouth only and that his tartar side has been too sore. My mom has informed me that he had been taken to the vet 40 days ago and was told his teeth are improving, but needs to be brushed so it doesn't get worse.

I'm now in the process of brushing his teeth daily. I'm planning on using the dental spray as a boost to help break away the tartar to make my brushing more effective. It won't be the main method of dental care, in fact I don't think I'll be using it very often after I tackle down this bad tartar build up. I've also purchased a dental chew toy for him. Thankfully he loves playing and nibbling at it.

Thoughts everyone? Should I put a hold on getting that dental pray ( if it proves to be safe) and see where brushing takes me for the next 2 weeks? Or go ahead and get the spray and start now?

Regardless, if I don't see any improvement for the next 3-4 weeks I'm taking my cat to the vet.

P.S This is why I can't wait to start raw-feeding my cat and why I'm definitely going to give raw to my future dog. Unfortunately for my kitty, the raw diet won't begin until I move out with me. Soon kitty! Soon!
 

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Edit: Well poop, the brand I want isn't available in Canada and the shipping cost is RETARDED. ( $27.50 compared to $6.75 to US)

Other brands I'm looking at and can get immediately are:
Nylabone Advanced Oral Care Dental Spray for Dogs and Cats
Ingredients: water, glycerin, cetylpyridinium chloride, chlorhexidine gluconate, zinc gluconate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium copper chlorophyllin, sodium hexametaphosphate, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, flavor

Petrodex Dental Rinse Spray for Dogs & Cats
Active ingredient: 0.12% Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Inactive ingredients: Glycerin, purified water, sorbitol, flavor, methyl paraben, zinc gluconate, blue #1.

Any thoughts on either? They both look alcohol, Xylitol and fluoride free. However apparently Petrodex id have Xylitol in their ingredients a couple yeas ago but has now been removed. I don't know too much about the ingredients to judge and I'm having a hard time finding more info on them.
 

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I've never used any of them so I can't comment on how well they work, but if his gums are red then yes something needs to be done and it sounds like you're working hard on it. Keep an eye on that red, if it gets worse, or even just doesn't get better as you work on his teeth the vet may need to prescribe an antibiotic, and be carefull with that tooth as you clean it, my older cat (rescue)had her teeth cleaned, and one batch of tarter was all that was holding the tooth together. Very not cool.
 

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I use DentaSure on my dog, cats, and myself. I am amazed with how well and quickly it worked. That's unfortunate the shipping cost is so high to send to Canada, but I think it's worth it. I wouldn't use anything else for dog dental care, just doesn't seem safe. I can pronounce every ingredient in the DentaSure ingredient list. Just my 2 cents-- Good luck with your search :)
 

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I use DentaSure on my dog, cats, and myself. I am amazed with how well and quickly it worked. That's unfortunate the shipping cost is so high to send to Canada, but I think it's worth it. I wouldn't use anything else for dog dental care, just doesn't seem safe. I can pronounce every ingredient in the DentaSure ingredient list. Just my 2 cents-- Good luck with your search :)
Are you still using this until now? This dental product seems super promising.
 
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