Product Type: ProDen dog accessories
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ProDen PlaqueOff Animal
Member Name: -michelle-
ProDen PlaqueOff Animal
Advantages: It works
Earlier this year I was looking for something that was going to aid me in keeping my dogs teeth and gums in good health. I found various different products in all different forms, like tablets, liquids, liquids to put in their drinking water.....the list was endless but I was not convinced that any of these products were going to live up to what they claimed. I was about to give up but spotted this plaque off for animals. After reading endless reviews about the product I decided although somewhat expensive in my opinion at around £8.00 for a 60g tub from Amazon, I would still give it a go. I thought so many positive reviews must mean it was going to do what it claimed to do. Not everyone could be wrong.
So what exactly is it?
Well, plaque off is basically seaweed in powdered form. To be totally specific it is actually, "especially selected seaweed from the Ascophyllum nodosum family". I only know that because I read it off the tub. It claims to be 100% natural with nothing at all added. The idea of the product is to aid in keeping an animal's breath fresh and to help maintain good oral health. Apparently the results of using for 3 to 6 weeks include a reduction in in the amount of tartar and plaque in the teeth and therefore a reduction in dental decay. Clinically proven and recommended by vets.
The tub is much smaller than I was expecting, when I opened the tub I was greeted with the tiniest plastic scoop I'd ever seen. After eventually checking the dosage of plaque off against both my dogs weight, it turned out I would need half a scoop daily for each of them. As soon as I looked at the powdered seaweed I decided my dogs would not entertain their food with this green stuff sprinkled all over it, they were hard to please at the best of times. I feed them both dry food so it wasn't like I could just mix it in, if I tried that the plaque off would have fallen to the bottom of the bowl and remained there. No I had to risk it and hope for the best. It doesn't smell of anything, to me anyway and I was curious to see how the dogs would react when I put their food down covered in this green powder. They spent a while sniffing here and there and then both left their food untouched in their bowls. Great! I thought, that was a waste of time. But eventually they came back and started to pick at their food. To cut a long story short, they did get used to the green stuff on their food and now they don't even bother about it at all.
How did I get on with it?
I have been using this plaque off, sprinkling it on my dogs food since February of this year (2012) Now I have to be totally honest here and tell you I did not read the dosage instructions properly to begin with, I was putting a full scoop on each bowl of food. I did wonder why the tub was not lasting as long as stated. It wasn't until I was making my mind up whether to buy more or not, that I actually realised what I had been doing (yes I know, how very blonde of me!!) as it happens because the product is totally natural I had not been overdosing my dogs to the point of making them ill. They had been fine the whole time, it didn't make a difference that they had had more, it just meant I ran out of the stuff quicker than need be. I have since sorted my doses out and the product does indeed seem to be lasting this time.
I have noticed a great improvement in both my dog's teeth, my youngest has always had great teeth anyway and this just seems to help me keep them that way. Can't say I've noticed much of a difference in the breath department though, although it is more bearable than it was, so I guess that has to be a plus. I am currently on my second tub of plaque off but if I had read what I was supposed to be doing in the first place then I would still be using the first. I do recommend this stuff I have seen good results from it for my-self.
Is it really worth buying, what if I get the dosage wrong?
The dosage your dog would require is stated clearly on the tub. Remember to take note of the dosage and don't waste it like I did. I was amazed that such a little tub would last one small dog 12 months. So for me personally one small tub is going to last 6 months as I have 2 small dogs but I still think it is good value for money. Like I already said I got a 60g tub for around £8.00 but if you shop around you would probably get it a lot cheaper than that but there are some places where it costs twice the amount I paid. It really is worth shopping around for this stuff if you are interested in purchasing.
Thank you for reading my review which may also appear on other sites.
Summary: A real aid with your dogs oral heath
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