I am not sure which DentaSure to pick, spray or gel?
(New Port Richey, FL)
I have a 4 pound Yorkie that could kill an attacker with one sniff of his breath! I really need some help!! I was going to buy the DentaSure oral care product but not sure which to buy, between the gel and the spray. Does the product have a bad taste for a dog? If you use the gel and it stays on for a long period of time will it hurt him in any way?
I hope you can answer my questions soon so I can order right away! :)
Thank you for asking about our all-natural oral care product, DentaSure.
Both the spray and the gel contain identical ingredients, but we add a natural thickening agent (Kosher, Vegan, Gluten Free Xanthan Gum) to the gel to make it ... well, to make it gel.
Which one you choose depends more on you than on your Yorkie, or how bad the problem is.
You see, as soon as you apply DentaSure, your dog (or cat) will lick its lips, roll its tongue around, and swallow. The licking and rolling is due to the pleasant taste. This also helps to distribute the solution evenly throughout the mouth, allowing the ingredients to begin dissolving and washing away plaque and tartar.
(Incidentally, the mild acids in DentaSure work as a natural antibiotic which travels through the digestive tract destroying "bad" bacteria but leaving the Probiotics intact. What's more, DentaSure's secondary - if unintentional - action becomes a very effective de-worming agent.)
The main question to ask before deciding on the gel is whether your dog will let you stick your finger in its mouth. With the gel, you run a small bead along your index finger. You then insert it into your dog's mouth, sliding it from the back to the front teeth, once on each side.
Of course, not all pets allow such probing. And not all humans want to.
On the other hand, the spray is more convenient. You simply lift the lip and spray, once on each side, and you're done.
So the gel may be a little more work, but it allows for better targeting of the solution. And the spray is clearly more convenient for people on the go.
Turns out, most people buy one of each initially. Try them both. Then they settle on one or the other for future orders.
Hope this helps. Thanks again for your question. And as always, please know that we appreciate your business.