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OraVet® DENTAL HYGIENE CHEWS COMBAT THE SOURCE OF PLAQUE, CALCULUS, AND HALITOSIS

Halitosis is one of the few signs of poor oral hygiene that a dog owner is likely to recognize.1

 

DELMOPINOL HYDROCHLORIDE PROVIDES A NOVEL MECHANISM OF ACTION

  1. OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews release delmopinol throughout the mouth as a dog chews
  2. Helps prevent bacterial attachment
  3. Reduces the surface tension between the salivary pellicle and tooth enamel2,3
  4. Helps prevent bacteria from producing plaque biofilms and the volatile sulfur compounds of halitosis

EXCELLENT MECHANICAL ACTION REMOVES EXISTING PLAQUE

  1. The scrubbing action of the chew works in parallel with delmopinol to effectively remove plaque and calculus

See results of clinical studies demonstrating efficacy against plaque, calculus and halitosis.

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See how OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews work uniquely and effectively when given daily

REMARKABLY EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING PLAQUE AND CALCULUS

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  • OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews significantly reduced average mouth plaque and calculus scores compared with dogs receiving a dry diet alone at Day 56 (P>.01)4

EXCEPTIONAL HALITOSIS CONTROL

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  • When given daily, OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews reduced halitosis in dogs by an average of 53% compared with dogs receiving a dry diet alone at Day 56 (P>.01), while dogs given a dry diet alone had a 31% increase in halitosis from baseline4

In a clinical study, dogs underwent a dental scaling and polishing 7 days prior to the start of the study. On Day 0, plaque, calculus, and halitosis were evaluated, after which each dog underwent another dental cleaning and polishing. Dogs were stratified by their baseline plaque scores into 3 groups to receive: 1) Dry diet alone, 2) Dry diet and an uncoated chew, and 3) Dry diet and a delmopinol-coated chew. Outcome measures were evaluated at Days 28 and 56.4

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EASY TO GIVE5

  • Highly palatable: In a laboratory study, the average palatability score of OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews indicated that in most instances dogs accepted the chew on first offer4
  • Highly dissolvable: Demonstrated in in vitro canine digestion models6

HOW TO ORDER OraVet DENTAL HYGIENE CHEWS

Three ways to order
Contact your Merial Sales Representative or Merial Distributor Representative.
Call Merial Customer Care at
1-888-Merial 1 (1-888-637-4251).
Four convenient low-calorie sizes available

Size
Extra-Small Small Medium Large
Dog weight
3.5 to 9 pounds 10 to 24 pounds 25 to 50 pounds Over 50 pounds
Calories per chew
26.8 47.7 80.5 128.2

Extra-Small

Dog Weight: 3.5 to 9 pounds

Calories per chew: 26.8

Small

Dog Weight: 10 to 24 pounds

Calories per chew: 47.7

Medium

Dog Weight: 25 to 50 pounds

Calories per chew: 80.5

Large

Dog Weight: Over 50 pounds

Calories per chew: 128.2

For dogs 6 months of age or older.
Do not administer OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews to cats.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OraVet DENTAL HYGIENE CHEWS

Can OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews be given at home following the in-clinic application of ORAVET Barrier Sealant?

Yes, but with 2 important caveats:

  • Clients should wait 2 weeks after ORAVET Barrier Sealant is applied to begin giving their dogs OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews, as the mechanical abrasion of the chews will remove the sealant
  • OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews should not be administered to cats

Has the effectiveness of OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews following the in-clinic application of ORAVET Barrier Sealant been demonstrated?

In a clinical study, the ORAVET Barrier Sealant was applied along the top gingival line of all dogs on Day 0 after initial dental prophy. Dogs were stratified, based on baseline plaque scores, to receive: 1) dry diet alone or 2) dry diet followed by OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews once daily for 28 days (study Days 15-42).

On Day 42, dogs treated with the ORAVET Barrier Sealant and given OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews showed significant reductions in plaque (11%), calculus (39%), and halitosis (40%), compared with dogs receiving one-time application of the ORAVET Barrier Sealant alone (P<.01).7 Note that, while scoring plaque, remnants of dental sealant were discovered in the crevices of the upper 4th premolar of some of the dogs. It appears that the "plaque" being scored actually consisted of a large amount of the dental sealant.

Learn more about ORAVET Barrier Sealant and Plaque Prevention Gel

Oral Hygiene Resources For Your Clinic

Merial has developed resources and materials to support your practice, sharpen the knowledge of your staff, and educate your clients. Feel free to download and share any materials found here.

Client resources
Dog Owner Brochure

Helps educate your clients about how OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews work and how the chews can help reduce their dog's plaque, calculus, and halitosis, and how the chews can extend the benefit of cleanings you perform in your clinic. Download the brochure or contact your Merial representative to receive copies for your clinic.

Dog Owner Tearpad

Helps educate your clients about how OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews work and how the chews can help reduce their dog's plaque, calculus, and halitosis. Download the tearpad or contact your Merial representative to receive copies for your clinic.

Reminder Service

Encourage your clients to receive reminders to give their dogs OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews by using our free email service.

Mechanism of Action Video

Show your clients how OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews work and can help reduce their dog’s plaque, calculus and halitosis. Download video here.

OraVet Dental Hygiene Chew Logos

Download logos here.

References: 1. American Veterinary Dental College. Periodontal disease. http://www.avdc.org/periodontaldisease.html. Accessed May 10, 2015. 2. Vassilakos N, Arnebrant T, Rundegren J. In vitro interactions of delmopinol hydrochloride with salivary films adsorbed at solid/liquid interfaces. Caries Res. 1993;27(3):176-182. 3. Steinberg D, Beeman D, Bowen WH. The effect of delmopinol on glucosyltransferase adsorbed on to saliva-coated hydroxyapatite. Arch Oral Biol. 1992;37(1):33-38. 4. Data on file at Merial Inc. 5. Data on file at Merial Inc. 6. Data on file at Merial Inc. 7. Data on file at Merial Inc.

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