Plaque Attack is marketed towards owners that want a quick fix for their dogs oral problems. Is your pet’s breath getting really bad, or do they have visible plaque on their teeth and near their gums? This is a common problem for many pets, as it’s rather hard to brush their teeth on a regular basis. A simple solution would be great, but only if it’s safe for your pet to use on a regular basis.
Oral care for your pet can be tricky, because they don’t usually sit still long enough for you to brush their teeth, and they just don’t understand what it is you’re trying to do. Most pets don’t like having their teeth brushed and will squirm, move their head, or try to get away when they realize what time it is. There are a few of these doggy dental sprays that are on the market, all claiming to painlessly and effortlessly remove plaque and freshen your pet’s breath.
Plaque Attack is designed to work just by being sprayed into your pet’s mouth. This is all that’s required, and you don’t have to brush it in, or keep their mouth open for a certain amount of time to let it dry, just spray and you’re done.
They also say that it’s safe, and the lady in the infomercial is shown spraying it into her own mouth. Of course, there’s no way to tell what was in the spray bottle that she used it, and it could have easily been filled with water. She also could have spit it out after filming, and brushed her teeth right away so this really doesn’t mean anything.
They claim to be veterinarian approved. With many of these type of products you’ll often see either a doctor recommendation, or in this case a veterinarian that approves it. It is not very hard to get a doctor or a vet on board with the product as long as you compensate appropriately and your product doesn’t seem too harmful.
Mostly the hype comes from just how easy it is to use Plaque Attack. This is how they appeal to owners that are fed up with trying to brush their pet’s teeth, and just want an easy solution.
Hype or not? You decide:
You can pick up Plaque Attack for less than $20 which includes free shipping. Be sure to do your own research before you buy it because its safety is rather questionable and you don’t want to jeopardize your pet’s overall health just to potentially fix their oral problems.
There isn’t much commitment involved with Plaque Attack, because convenience is one of their major selling points. When compared to brushing your pet’s teeth, this should be far more easier and something you can keep up with on a regular basis.
Here is the biggest reason to believe that this doesn’t work, or isn’t safe for your pet. If there was a spray-able solution that would remove plaque from the teeth, why isn’t it being marketed to humans? It seems a lot easier than brushing your teeth, and much more effective as well. This is because in order to be sold to people it would have to undergo a lot more tests and get approved by the ADA.
But shouldn’t our animals get the same high level of verification and testing? We shouldn’t treat them as guinea pigs with products that we know very little about. As the owner, it is our responsibility to make sure that nothing enters their system that hasn’t been fully tested.
Final Plaque Attack Review
There are mixed reviews on whether or not Plaque Attack really works, with some people saying they noticed results right away, and other people saying it didn’t work at all. One major concern was for your pet’s health. Sure, they may have whiter teeth and fresher breath but what is the product doing to their internal organs?
Cats and dogs have different body structures than humans do. Everything is on a smaller scale, so it doesn’t take years and years to see effects that these natural ingredients have on the body. Also, cats and dogs differ from one another in many key areas, so developing a product that works for both of them is tricky, and usually comes with complications.
What’s absent in all of the data available for Plaque Attack is any research that was done in regards to the safety of using this product long-term on an animal.
There are better ways than Plaque Attack to cleaning your dog’s teeth and keeping their breath fresh. A regular dental cleaning from the vet is the best way to go, even though it might be expensive. Also, you can give your dog dog biscuits, or your cat cat treasts to freshen their breath on a daily basis. This also provides nourishment for them as well. There are just too many unknowns when it comes to using Plaque Attack, so we can’t recommend it in good conscience.