CET HEXtra Premium Chews with Chlorhexidine, distributed by Virbac Inc., are antibacterial treats which aid the pet’s dental health care.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
CET HEXtra Premium Chews with Chlorhexidine, are dual-systemic treats specially designed to break-up calcified plaque and freshen breath.
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.
Dental care is one of the most important steps in health care. Pets which lack dental care are prone to tooth infections, bad breath, periodontal disease, bone degeneration, tooth decay, heart disease and kidney infections.
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 steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
No adverse side effects have been reported. If side effects do occur seek immediate advice from your veterinarian.
2. 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.
3. If I use this product can I stop using my at home dental routine?
This product provides the best results with an at home dental care plan.
4. What else should I use alongside CET Chews?
Pet dental paste purchased at local pet supply stores is a perfect additive with this product, used to brush teeth.
5. How often should I use CET chews?
Use this product every day for best results.
6. How long will the effects of this product last?
The affects of this product will last until pet eats again.
7. Can my pet taste the product?
Yes, treats are fish, chicken, and beef flavored.
8. Will this product interact with my pet’s medications?
This product has not been reported to cause an interaction with any medications. Talk with your veterinarian before use if your pet is on medications for diabetes.
Keep out of reach from children.
For animal consumption only, not intended for use in humans.
Pets: No adverse side effects have been reported. Watch for choking in small dogs. In case of chocking seek advice of a veterinarian or emergency veterinary center.
Humans: Not intended for human consumption. If accidental ingestions seek advice from a medical physician. Wash hands well after giving product.
Dispose of product containers appropriately.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
Storage: store product at room temperature in an airtight container. Avoid moisture.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
CET Chews for Canines contain enzyme ions which aid in the breakdown of plaque forming bacteria. These one a day treats are great tasting available in packages of 96 individual chews. The generic form of these chews is called Vet Solutions Chews. The Generic forms of chews are slightly less in price with the same tarter fighting ingredients.
Active ingredient: chlorhexidine gluconate.
Also contains: Beefhide, hydrolyzed poultry liver (enzymatic), maltodextrin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, lecithin, salt, sodium gluconate, gluconodeltalactone, potassium sorbate, mineral oil, rosemary extract, mixed tocopherols.