ProDen PlaqueOff Animal 60g in Hong Kong
Naturally clean your pet's teeth. For both dogs and cats.
ProDen PlaqueOff® Animal is a revolutionary pet dental product available from veterinary practices and selected pet shops. Used daily, this completely natural product made from seaweed can significantly help reduce dental plaque and tartar and improve breath in cats and dogs.
Dental care is unfortunately one of the most overlooked health issues that pet owners concern themselves with. As in humans, plaque bacteria constantly forms in the mouth of all cats and dogs. Once plaque has calcified into tartar it can no longer be brushed off. In many cases it has to be removed by a vet using ultrasound and anaesthetic.
If tartar build-up is left untreated it can result in bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay and premature tooth loss. Tartar that is allowed to remain for too long can also cause infections that can spread throughout the body and damage the heart, lung, liver and negatively affect kidney functions.
Since daily brushing of your cat or dog’s teeth can be difficult to achieve, ProDen PlaqueOff® Animal provides an easy solution to improving your pet’s oral hygiene.
An internationally patented and clinically tested product, ProDen PlaqueOff® Animal fights tartar and plaque on tooth surfaces and reduces bacterial presence. The active element in PlaqueOff® Animal is a specially selected seaweed, Ascophyllum nodosum, harvested from the clean and cold seas of Norway and Iceland. A 100% all natural product, ProDen PlaqueOff® Animal is free from artificial colours and preservatives and contains no gluten or sugar.
Unlike most other plaque control products that are applied directly on the teeth, PlaqueOff® Animal works systematically and comes in powder that is sprinkled on your pet’s food. When the ingredients are absorbed into the blood via the digestion and enters the saliva, they effectively prevent accumulation of plaque by affecting the ability of plaque to ‘stick’ to surfaces in the mouth. Existing tartar becomes porous, looses by itself or can be easily removed by brushing or cleaning.
Improvements can usually be seen as early as after 3 to 8 weeks of use .
Frequently Asked Questions:
I don’t notice any effects. Why is that?
Individual reactions to different preparations can vary. The same is true of PlaqueOff Animal and of our dogs and cats. The tendency to form tartar can also vary by breed and age. If you don’t notice any effects, it is likely just a matter of time. In other cases, the recommended dosage may be too low. If you haven’t noticed any effects after two months, increase the dosage. Then try to reduce back to a normal dosage once a visible effect has been attained. Often PlaqueOff has been effective even if buildup remains on the teeth. Try to brush or scrape away any buildup, and you’ll likely discover that it is easier to remove than before.
Can humans take PlaqueOff Animal?
Yes, take two scoops daily. However, there are also tablets designed for humans, called PlaqueOff Humana.
How long can I give my pet PlaqueOff Animal?
You should give your pet PlaqueOff Animal on a regular basis in accordance with the dosage instructions, as problems with plaque, tartar and bad breath will otherwise return. Results can usually be seen after approximately four weeks and the positive effects can be seen as long as the powder is used.
Can I stop brushing my dog’s teeth?
PlaqueOff Animal is not a substitute for brushing in humans or animals. By brushing your pet’s teeth, you help remove plaque and tartar.
Will my cat be getting too many vitamins and minerals by taking PlaqueOff Animal?
PlaqueOff Animal does contain a wide array of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, but in very small quantities. So this does not present a problem, even if your pet is already receiving vitamin and mineral supplements.
I have a finicky cat. Will my cat eat this?
Most dogs and cats like the smell and taste. If not, you can start with a small dosage until your pet gets used to it. Try mixing it with a little fish pate, yogurt or the like.
Tartar contains a lot of calcium. Have any studies been done on the potential effects of PlaqueOff on the bones?
PlaqueOff has no effect on the bones. Its effects are on the saliva, so calcium remains in the saliva instead of being shed as tartar. It is the pH value in the mouth from eating carbohydrate-rich food and beverage, not Plaque off Animal, that loosens tartar. It cannot alter the pH balance in the blood. There are no studies that show that consuming PlaqueOff Animal damages the skeletal system (or tooth enamel); on the contrary, studies indicate a positive effect on the bones, due to the vitamin D contact among other reasons. Several studies by Yamaguchi et al (1998-2000) also show that the phenols in algae stimulate bone synthesis.
How is existing tartar removed?
It is a natural process in the mouth, and not PlaqueOff, that is responsible for loosening up existing tartar. Tartar normally undergoes a natural process of wear both mechanically and due to bacterial acids, but buildup happens more quickly than wear. Tartar-causing plaque collects very quickly on the surface of the tooth. But PlaqueOff Animal fights plaque buildup on the teeth, meaning the naturally occurring, constant process of wear on the tartar will have visible results.
Can I give my pet PlaqueOff Animal if my dog or cat has extremely high levels of tartar?
Yes, but if your animal has high levels of tartar you should schedule a dental exam and tooth cleaning with your veterinarian. The mouth should always be examined during yearly veterinary checkups.
Can all animals take PlaqueOff?
Algae contain iodine. Normally, iodine is a healthy and important part of an animal’s diet. However, in animals with hyperthyroidism, which is very rare in dogs, iodine should be avoided. The animal’s entire diet should be monitored as many foods contain iodine. PlaqueOff Animal has not been tested on pregnant or nursing animals, and should therefore be avoided during this time.
Precautions: Animals having problems with the thyroid gland must be careful with their intake of iodine. Since algae, including Ascophyllum nodosum, have a naturally high iodine content, we do not recommend that animals with thyroid problems use this product without a prior consultation with a veterinarian.
Are there any dangerous side effects?
No. PlaqueOff is a 100% natural alga without any known dangerous side effects. Certain individual animals react with an upset stomach. The best way to resolve this is to reduce and then gradually increase the dosage. If you know your pet has a sensitive stomach, you can also start with a lower dose. Reactions such as itching may occur in animals with algae hypersensitivity/allergies.