Who are OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews for?
OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews are for dogs over 6 months of age.
How do OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews work?
OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews create a barrier against attachment of bacteria to teeth, tongue, and gums. The natural chewing process removes existing plaque through mechanical action, while releasing a protective agent to prevent future plaque buildup. The key ingredient is delmopinol, a compound found in a therapeutic mouth rinse used for human dental care. OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews should be used as part of an overall dental health regimen that includes regular veterinary visits and at-home care.
My dog really likes OraVet Chews. Is it safe to give more than 1 per day?
We do not recommend giving your dog more than 1 OraVet Chew per day.
How long will it take my dog to finish a daily OraVet Chew?
Each dog chews at a different pace, so each OraVet Chew will last for a different amount of time.
Can unfinished OraVet Chews be saved for later use?
No. If left out, OraVet Chews can harden. So if your dog doesn't finish eating one, it should be thrown out.
How do I know what size OraVet Chews are right for my dog?
Dogs come in different sizes. And so do OraVet Chews. There are 4 sizes in all, for dogs 3.5 - 9 lbs, 10 - 24 lbs, 25 - 50 lbs, and over 51 lbs. Ask your vet for help if you're not sure how much your dog weighs.
Why is it important to have my dog’s teeth cleaned regularly?
Like people, dogs need regular dental cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar buildup that can cause bad breath and gum disease.
I feed my dog dental diet or dental chews already. How are OraVet Chews different?
OraVet Chews have a unique dual - action mechanism that prevents bacterial attachment — reducing halitosis (bad breath) at the source. The action of chewing works to loosen and dislodge plaque to help it break away from teeth. Then, the extra ingredient, delmopinol, works by disrupting the plaque matrix and forms a barrier, preventing new bacteria from adhering to the teeth.
What is the best number to call regarding any specific product questions?
For any specific product questions, please call Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s customer service line number at 1-888-637-4251.