CET Chlorhex 0.12% Rinse
CET Chorhex 0.12% rinse, manufactured by Virbac Corporation, is an irrigation solution for use after a dental.
How it Works:
Active ingredient, Chlorhexidine Gluconate, rinses teeth and cleans dental socket after dental procedure.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
CET Chorhex 0.12% rinse is used to flush dental cavity after dental cleaning. Main purpose is to cleanse mouth and prevent infection.
Periodontal disease, Halitosis, tooth loss, and oral pain are all symptoms which follow poor health care in pets. The mouth is filled with a combination of minerals, saliva, and bacteria to aid in digestion of food. As these elements aid in food breakdown, it also aids in tarter buildup. Tarter is a calcified build up which attached to teeth and gums. Bacteria feed on this tarter build up, irritating gums, and eating away at the teeth. The molars are extremely sensitive for problems due to the location of the saliva duct just above the tooth.
Many pet owners do not consider what an important role the teeth play in the mouth of a pet. Infected, broken, or rotted teeth can lead to problems in eating habits, aggression, or infections to other areas of the body. One of the most common ways an owner prevents oral problems is with annual teeth cleanings at the veterinarian’s clinic. The owner themselves can also practice oral care methods at home. Owners can manually brush the pet’s teeth on your own. There are formulated brushes and meaty flavored tooth pastes that are available to buy at local veterinarian or pet supply stores.
Dental hygiene is not only important in the human world but in our pets as well. Pets which lack dental care are prone to tooth infections, bad breath, and periodontal disease, bone degeneration, heart and kidney infections.
PET WITH AILMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Small breed dogs and cats are highly prone to dental complications and are the most common pet to receive a dental procedure done by a veterinarian. This includes small dog breeds such as the Chihuahua, Highland white terrier, the toy poodle, pug, affenpinscher, beagle, Bichon fries, Boston terrier and several others.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1.What should I do if my pet has adverse effects from product?
No adverse effects have been reported while using this product. If reaction occurs report said reaction to your veterinarian.
2. What can I do if my pet swallows the solution?
Contact an emergency veterinary center or veterinarian immediate. Large amounts of product can be hazardous.
3. When do I use this product?
The veterinarian will use this product after a dental cleaning.
4. Will this product interact with my pet’s medications?
This product is not known to interact with any medications. Talk with your veterinarian before use.
5. Will this product cure my pet’s periodontal disease?
This product will no cure or treat any established disease. This product is to prevent or slow down bacterial accumulation.
FDA restricts this product from being used by anyone other than a licensed veterinarian.
The product must not be accessible to children.
This product is meant to be used for dogs but is off labeled for use in cats.
Product label content should be read thoroughly as patients taking additional prescription medications are at risk of counter reactions.
Animals: Ingestion of this product is hazardous. Contact an emergency medical center immediately. May cause teeth staining.
Humans: The FDA restricts this product from being used by anyone other than a licensed veterinarian. Avoid eye contact. If eye contact occurs flush eyes for 15 minutes and seek medical attention. Do not ingest. If accidental ingestion occurs contact a poison control center immediately.
This product should only be administered by a licensed professional in a controlled environment. Solution and empty containers maybe hazardous if reach contact with soil or water source.
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS:
As one of the constituents is alcohol, the product is flammable and needs to be stored away from heat and fire. Likewise, it should not be applied on painted or finished wood surfaces.
If Swallowed: Contact a poison control center immediately as emergency care may be needed. Do not encourage personnel to vomit substance unless directed by poison control center representative. If the affected individual becomes unconscious, locate the nearest emergency medical center immediately.
Storage & Disposal
Storage: Store at room temperature. Keep away from heat and direct light source.
Disposal: Empty containers should be disposed of as directed and never re-used. Recycling or garbage disposal is viable as directed upon product label. Consult a medical waste agency for directions to depose of remaining drug and container.
Brand vs. generic comparison:
CET Chlorhex 0.12% Rinse is manufactured as the name brand but can be sold generically under the same name. The generic form can be used in dogs and cats. These products contain the same active ingredient but cost less and can contain more millilitres per container. Generic forms of this product however are not issued by veterinarian and storage regulations are variable. Name brand has a higher reliance rate and is veterinarian recommended.
Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% w/w. Contains: Purified water, sorbitol, ethyl alcohol, hydroxyethylcellulose, mint flavor, may contain citric acid