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StrixNB Oral Care Products

StrixNB oral care products are proven safe and effective for maintaining and promoting good oral hygiene. Product testing has shown a 25% reduction in overall tartar buildup and an 82% reduction in bad breath. StrixNB contains binding agents that attach to magnesium, calcium and iron – this helps remove the bacteria’s food source which weakens the tartar. All the StrixNB products are free from alcohol, xylitol, and chlorhexidine.



Your Rabbit’s Teeth

Dental problems can lead to serious medical conditions in rabbits. Rabbits are herbivores, and are designed to eat a diet comprised of fibrous plant material. A rabbit’s teeth grow continuously throughout their life and the teeth need to be worn down continually by chewing these types of food. If your rabbit has dental problems, it can lead to them not eating, which could then progress to more serious medical issues.



Basic Care: Brushing your pet’s teeth

The best dental care you can give to your pet is daily brushing. By the age of 3 most pets are showing signs of dental disease. When plaque and tartar build up and spread under the gum line, oral and systemic infection can occur. By brushing daily, you can limit the progression of dental disease and may even avoid the need for a dental cleaning under anesthetic (or at least prolong the frequency between dental cleanings).



Pet Dental Month: What Happens During a COHAT?

COHAT stands for Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment.

dentist kitty

The COHAT is much more than just a dental cleaning. It includes an examination of your pets’ oral cavity, dental charting, dental x-rays, cleaning and polishing of the teeth. After reviewing the dental x-rays, more work may need to be performed, such as extractions or tooth amputations. To accomplish all of this properly and thoroughly you pet must be put under general anesthesia.