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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Please note: if you have already been lucky enough to win one of these bloggers giveaways, please refrain from entering in order to allow others to win. Thank you!

Are you as clever at saving as the Thrifty Ninja? Regardless, you’ll definitely want to read her review and giveaway here. Let me tell you, this lady has done her homework! Here’s an expert from her post, “TheraBreath has an entire line of products to help with oral care.  Do get canker sores inside your mouth?  I hate them!  Well……studies have found that the ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which is found in most toothpastes can cause a breakdown of the tissues in the mouth, leading to canker sores!  So your TOOTHPASTE may be causing you to get those annoying sores.  TheraBreath is one of the only toothpastes that does not contain SLS.” She is absolutely right! She also had her husband try out her products and this was not an easy task. She writes, “Now the test was my husband, because he is normally against anything that “out of the ordinary.” Pay this Thrifty Ninja a visit to find out what she thought and be sure to enter her giveaway too!

Everyone wants to be a star, right? Well then be sure to visit Star Impulse. She too has posted a review and is hosting a giveaway. What did she think of our TheraBreath toothpaste, oral rinse and mouth wetting lozenges? Here’s a snippet, “I was pretty worried trying this products because I’d imagine a product that cures bad breath probably doesn’t taste delicious so I did put it off a few days. I have a weird gag reflex with things that I expect to taste like a certain flavor and ends up tasting different. Like toothpaste I expect to taste like mint but if it’s fruity I gag. Weird? Maybe. So I prepared myself for this stuff and you know what? Not bad. Definitely not minty but not a bad taste, not like delicious, but it’s mild and very manageable. I didn’t gag at all and it really does get rid of bad oniony breath, take it from me.” We know you want to read the rest, so click here to do so.

Hey Lorri is a blog about “product reviews, books, giveaways, family and Nellie!” She’s done a review and giveaway for us too. She actually isn’t new to our products… “I’m always up for trying new personal care products.  After receiving my new Therabreath products, I remembered that I had received a sample years ago and did a post, which you can read HERE.  The look of the containers has changed a bit since then, but it still cleans just as well and makes me wonder why I didn’t keep using it, other than not being able to find it in the stores around me through the years.” That was then, this is now, so click here to see what she thinks of our newer products, other than how they look and to enter a chance to get some free TheraBreath products.

This one is for all you dog owners out there. Joan and Riah’s Reviews And Giveaways has done a review of our Dr. Katz for Dogs + Cats Oral Solution. She’s done all of the work us in her post. She writes, “Do you have a dog or cat that you just love to cuddle and they get a little close and Woo Wee their breath could knock you off your feet? Does your cat have fish breath?  If you are like my husband and I, the dog is our kid and a big part of our family!  I don’t know what I would do without my lovely pet.. She is the best in my eyes and I am careful about taking good care of her, as I want to keep her around as long as I can and keep her healthy!” We couldn’t have said it better. Now the big question is did this solution work for her? Click here to find out and to enter a chance to win some for your four legged friend.

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Bad Breath Dog Can’t Find a Home

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Halitosis can really put a damper on a person’s social life. Well, it turns out bad breath is a major turn off for our furry canine friends too. According to a recent article in the UK Daily Mail, a rescued greyhound located in Essex has been passed up by over 300 could-be owners all due to his bad breath!

Poor Tommy the greyhound has a severe case of halitosis due to immune system problems. The UK Daily Mail says that this loveable dog was put on antibiotics to lift his immune system and treat a gum infection, but the treatment didn’t help with the foul mouth odor.

But things are looking up! Tommy’s temporary owner Elaine Sheppard has trained this smart pooch to gargle with mouthwash once a day. Of course, Tommy’s oral rinse isn’t the typical mouthwash; regular human mouthwash can actually be harmful to pets. Hm, we wonder if Tommy’s owner is using Dr. Katz for Dogs + Cats Oral Solution.  Just two capfuls a day in Benji’s water will dramatically improve the “just drank from the toilet” breath. And yes! It’s great for your frisky feline friends too.

It has also been suggested that feeding your pets brown rice or carrots may naturally lessen funky breath. It’s also important to take care of your pets’ teeth; after all, they can’t brush them alone. Regular cleanings are a good way to prevent gum disease – a major problem with many pets and a serious link to bad breath.

Hopefully with the press coverage and Tommy’s new dental regimen, he’ll find a new home soon. Good luck Tommy!

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Pets with Bad Breath

Monday, November 29th, 2010

According to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of all U.S. households own a pet. That is about 71.4 million homes. The majority of these pets are dogs, closely followed by cats.

But these four-legged creatures are often much more than just a pet, they are truly members of the household and family. Many of us care for these pets as if they are our own children.  We take them to the vet and groomers regularly, and spend hundreds of dollars a year on pet care.

While we give them treats (such as raw-hides) to chew on, our pets may still have dental problems and bad breath. Did you know that periodontal disease is the #1 disease in dogs and cats? Bad breath is one major sign that your pet may be suffering from this. So rather than spend large amounts of money on non-anesthetic cleanings or risk the more evasive anesthetic cleanings on your pet, try treating it naturally and effectively with Dr. Katz for Dogs + Cats Oral Solution. (more…)

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Does Your Dog Have Bad Breath? Free Dental Check-ups for Dogs in the UK

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

In the United Kingdom, March 2010 is the launch of “Oral Care Month“.  Vets are teaming up with a dog food company to give free dental checks for canines.  The veterinary services at Bristol University said that the purpose of these free exams was to put emphasis on the problem of gum disease in dogs.   In adult dogs, gum infections are the most common problem, and it affects 80% of dogs over age three.  That’s only one out of five dogs that is gum disease free!  Unfortunately, only TWO PERCENT of owners employ the use of a regular oral maintenance routine for their pets.

Hopefully, Oral Care Month helps educate pet owners on how important it is to maintain regular dental care, which includes brushing daily and offering a dog chews.  Both of these help to diminish the amount of plaque and tartar buildup in the oral cavity.  Chews can reduce plaque buildup by up to 60%, and tartar buildup as much as 80%.  Also, people will be learning what gum disease symptoms to look for in their pets, like bad breath, picky eating, and so on.  Sometimes these symptoms can signify a health condition, and should not be accepted as ‘normal’.

It is said that dogs need their dental health attended to just like humans.  When a dog hits age three, 80% have gum disease, which is caused by excessive tartar and plaque.  So, if you have a dog and live in the UK, this is the month to take advantage of a free checkup!

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Brushing a Dog’s (or Cat’s) Teeth

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

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Does your dog have bad breath? Well, maybe you are not employing the use of proper oral hygiene. After all, us humans need to maintain a level of oral care so that we don’t have halitosis. Also, just like people, dogs and cats can get gum disease–and if a dog or cat’s gums are infected and abscessed, bacteria can enter the bloodstream, causing liver, kidney, and even heart malfunctions. So, what’s a good way to brush your best friend’s teeth?

Here are some tips for brushing your pet’s teeth:

#1 Start off slowly. Make sure to use a toothpaste formula that is specifically made for animals, since human toothpaste can give stomach upsets to animals. Have your pet lick the paste off of your finger, and you might need to try a few different flavors to find one that your pet likes.

#2 Once you can get toothpaste into the animal’s mouth, use a slight amount on your finger and run it across the dog or cat’s teeth. This might even take several days to get your pet to do this agreeably. Once your pet is fine with you doing this to its teeth, use a toothbrush (made for pets) and make small circles on the gum line. Don’t brush too hard!

#3 Be sure to cheer on your pet and express approval during this process. Afterward, you could also give your pet a treat, playtime, a walk, etc., so it will think of brushing as a positive moment.

#4 In order to practice proper oral hygiene with your pet, try to brush your pet’s teeth every day.

Here are some warning signs to look for in your pet’s mouth:

  1. Yellow or brown tartar, especially where the teeth and gums meet
  2. Red, swollen, bleeding, inflamed, tender, and/or receding gums
  3. Chronic halitosis
  4. Teeth that are chipped/broken
  5. Tooth resorption (especially common in cats)- a very painful condition in which the tooth dissolves
  6. A change in the animal’s diet, chewing habits and appetite can signify depression (along with pawing at the face/mouth).

Also, don’t forget to try this oral rinse for dogs and cats that helps prevent plaque and tartar buildup.  Be sure to practice good oral hygiene with your pet, so that the both of you can have great smiles!

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