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March 9, 2023 at 2:04 pm #186665 Report AbuseMutts and CatsParticipant
I’ve been researching toothpastes that I must confess would actually be for my cats. My dogs don’t have dental problems, but some of my cats definitely do. Hoping that if I start brushing their teeth I can increase the time between vet cleanings.
But I’ve been appalled at the ingredients that I’m seeing in dog/cat toothpastes. All of the major brands include sodium benzoate or potassium thiocyanate, or other undesirable ingredients. One of my cats is old and getting frail and I don’t want to subject her to those.
From what I’ve read, I think an enzymatic toothpaste would be the most likely type to actually work, with minimal brushing, but I would like to find one without other undesirable ingredients.
So far the “cleanest” one I’ve found is Vet’s Best. Ingredients: Glycerin, Aloe, Pectin, Neem Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate), Glucose Oxidase (Enzymes) and Natural Flavors.
It doesn’t have as many enzymes as some other brands, and I don’t like having to wonder what the “natural flavors” includes, but overall the ingredients seem better than other brands I have looked at.
Does anyone have other recommendations? Or, comments on my concerns regarding sodium benzoate and potassium thiocyanate?
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