CET5CH CET Oral Hygiene Chews for Dogs, distributed by Virbac Inc., are dual-enzyme treats with antibacterial ingredients to aid canine dental health.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
In combination with at home dental care, CET5CH CET Oral Hygiene Chews for Dogs freshens the breath of dogs as well as eliminating tarter.
Pet owners should practice dental care daily to prevent tooth decaying elements to build up in the mouth. When a pet chews food, the teeth and saliva work together to break it down in order to be digested but the food that is not swallowed remain between the teeth. The remaining food within the mouth becomes cemented to the teeth due to the mineral elements in the saliva. If this cemented food remains in the mouth for duration of time, bacteria will begin eating away at the deposits. The bacteria may remove the cemented food from the teeth but they also remove the outer layers of the tooth. A healthy tooth is made up of four basic structures; the enamel, the dentin, the cementum, and the pulp. These structures all act as structural support systems to the powerhouse of the tooth, the pulp. The pulp contains tissues, blood vessels, and nerves. If the bacteria decompose these protective structures this leaves the pulp open for foreign contaminants. When the tooth becomes infected, the bacteria can eventually seep into the blood stream, floating freely throughout the body. This infection leads to secondary complications to the heart and kidneys.
Dental disease also known as periodontal disease is not only a common infection of teeth in humans but cats and dogs as well. In fact, periodontal disease is one of the most common occurring diseases in our pets today. Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the majority of a tooth’s surrounding surfaces and deep supportive tissue. Periodontal disease eventually leads to bone loss, tissue destruction and an infection of the mouth.