Biotene Veterinarian Drinking Water Additive is a flavorless, concentrated, and convenient water additive for a healthy, effective, and easy way to keep your pet’s teeth clean without the headache of brushing them. It is an enzymatic drinking water additive that provides daily oral protection and keeps maintenance to the minimum. It contains the lactoperoxidase enzyme system, lysozyme, lactoferrin, and a newly patented mutanase plus dextranase enzyme system for plaque removal.
Biotene Drinking Water Additive contains Lactoperoxidase, which is an enzyme that is often used for treatment of paradentosis and gingivitis and functions as a natural antibacterial agent.The additive also contains Lysozyme, a naturally-occurring enzyme that is found in egg whites, and destroys the cell walls of some bacteria, acting as a mild antiseptic. It is often used as a toothpaste and a mouth rinse to help reduce oral bacteria because it fights against the acid produced by that bacteria. Lactoferrinan, an iron-binding protein, is also included, and works against antimicrobial activity by withholding iron from the bacteria and fungi that collect in the mouth.
Mutanase is included to help break down water-insoluble glucans, adherents made up of glucose, that are present in dental plaque. Dextranase is effective in the removal of bacteria on certain plaque.
Dosing: 4 pumps/quart of drinking water for the first 2 weeks, then 2 pumps/quart of drinking water to maintain
Ingredients: Glycerine, Sorbitol, Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Rosemary Extract, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Chloride, Lysozyme, Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose Oxidase, Potassium Thiocyanate, Mutanase, Dextranase.
This is a great product that cleans after a few bottles. But my big dogs breath was better after just one bottle, so I continued with treatment. The cost is expensive but cheaper than getting their teeth cleaned at the vet. Plus the vet has to use anesthesia which is never my first choice, especially for my twelve year old pooch.
Keeps your cat teeth cleaner!
I have been using this product to keep our cat's teeth cleaner and with less plaque. This product works and is a better alternative to having the vet sedate cat to have cleaning. My vet even remarked that our cat's teeth are cleaner!
When brushing is out of the question...
The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because I only started using this product on its own a few months ago. All seems to be well, my pets (cats and dogs) teeth and gums look good and I'm looking forward to a long relationship with Biotene! All my pets drink normally with the additive and do not seems to notice it.
Worthwhile so far
We spent $400+ to have our dog's teeth cleaned. We want to protect that investment by doing what we can to keep her teeth and gums healthy. We've used this drinking water additive for about 6 weeks and so far so good. I'll try to remember to report back again after 6 months or so. If, after 6 months, her mouth looks good, this product will definitely get 5 stars.
My cat's teeth are cleaner and his breath is much better. I personally decided to add 2 pumps per approx. 1 quarter of unflavored pedialyte, and I give him a small amounts with a nursing bottle a least 3 times per day becuase my cat has kidney disease and I must make sure that he is drinking enough fluids, and at the same time his teeth are fresh and cleaner.
Excellent Results and my dogs cannot detect it
I purchased this product after my 9 yr old adopted sheltie, Sissy had her teeth cleaned at a whopping price of $320, when we adopted her she had the equivalent of trench mouth. Thankfully after a very intense cleaning and antibiotics she did not lose any teeth and she was a new and happy girl. I give both my shelties Virbac CET chews, Littleman my 3.5 yo sheltie has beutiful teeth with no need for cleaning.And I attribute it to these chews. Now with the addition of this drinking water addititve I do nothave to worry about either pup. Their breathes are fresh, teeth Glistening!!! This product is a must have!!!!
I have an 11 year old dog that even though I would try to clean her teeth and use dental treats etc. she would still have a lot of tartar and end up having teeth pulled. I bought this product on a whim thinking it wouldn't do much and boy was I wrong. Her teeth are fantastic and I only use 2 squirts in her water bowl daily! Well worth the price and she doesn't even know it's in her water!!!!!!
Biotene was recommended to me by my vet after all had their teeth cleaned. It has worked -- no "doggie" breath and my cat's breath no longer has an odor. I've used my first bottle and will continue to use it. It works!
Biotene has made a huge difference
I have a Crested that has always had problems with her teeth. I had to get them cleaned by the vet several times, which was really stressful because they would have to sedate her. The last time I had them cleaned, which was several months ago, I started using this water additive after, and has it ever made a huge difference! Before, I could see the plaque building up on her teeth, but they've stayed clean this whole time! I love this product! I highly recommend using it, especially after getting your dogs teeth professionally cleaned.
Brushing our Lab's teeth has always been a major project; we got to the point when Sam would only allow my eldest daughter to clean his pearlies. Once she was off to college, I had to come up with another plan. Enter Biotene water additive. This product is odorless, which makes it an effortless addition to pet care. And best of all it really works! No more doggie breath in our house! The cat also drinks from this bowl, and her breath is much improved too. This product is worth every penny!