Best Buy: Amazon.co.uk
Price: £7.99 for a 60gr tab approx.
Rating: 9 out of 10
Since adopting our Indy some 6 years ago, it became apparent that Indy’s weak point health wise was his teeth, ever affected by tartar plaque. Especially after he had his first teeth removed, it was our prime concern to retain his teeth as free of tartar as possible and for as long as possible. We used many products, but progressively noticed that his remaining teeth were starting getting affected by tartar and his breath was starting smelling again. This has eventually lead to a second dental surgery with the removal of yet more teeth last Summer. By all means I am not suggesting that it is the wrong products used that caused Indy to have to undergo a second surgery – Indy has problems with his teeth, in the same way as a person may be prone to tooth decay more than others in spite of brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing and having dental hygiene regularly. Nevertheless, since starting using PlaqueOff after his last surgery, I do believe that the use of seaweed as main ingredient contributes to Indy retaining cleaner teeth and definitely a more appealing breath.
In passing, did you know that Daily Mail published an article back in 2012 singing the praise of seaweed extracts as best form of cleaning agent in human teeth over any toothpaste available on the market?
Sold in a small 60gr tab retailing on Amazon at £7.99 (or the bigger 180gr tab at £24.99), PlaqueOff is presented in seaweed crumbs that you can easily spread over your dog’s main meal, thanks to the plastic small blue scoop included inside the tab. And it must have a yummy taste too, as it has never affected his appreciation of his meals. The label will advise how many scoops to use depending on your dog’s size and weight. Given that Indy fluctuates between 7.5-8kg, all I sprinkle on his meal is one scoop. This makes even the smallest tab last a very long while.
Pros & Cons
The only ‘con’ I can think of with this product is that it is really powdery, and messy as such, but certainly it does not stain. Also, I am not sure whether the bigger tab is cheaper comparatively – it probably costs the same per 100gr. However sometimes I am tempted by the bigger size as it then saves me having to remember to reorder. The ‘pro’ is that in my opinion it definitely works: it is not a cure, but it has helped maintain Indy’s teeth in better shape. The little scoop is really little, which means if your dog is the size and weight of a Border Terrier, PlaqueOff will last you for ever. And the main thing, Indy does like its taste!!