Tropiclean Fresh Breath

We have been fans of Tropiclean Shampoos and conditionersfor some time now.  I alternate betweenOpti Neem Flea and Tick Shampoo and Papaya Plus 2 In 1 shampoo with greatresults.

A little over a month ago we entered a giveaway at Fido Friendly and won a sample size of Tropiclean's Fresh Breath Clean Teeth Gel andNatural Water Additive.   First, the"sample size" contained a generous 4 oz bottle of the teeth gel and a2.5 oz bottle of the water additive. Second, since I am an avid fan of brushing Kirby's pearly whites I wasexcited to test these products.

Did you know that without proper dental care, 70% of dogsand cats start to show signs of oral disease by the age of three?  Oral disease can eventually lead to toothloss or other serious health problems. Then there is the cost of dental surgery to scrape tarter buildup orrepair damaged teeth.  And let's notforget doggie breath which can prohibit letting Fido get too close.

The teeth gel claims to work fast and naturally to helpreduce plaque and tartar with no toothbrush required.  It contains a proprietary blend of natural,holistic ingredients to kill the germs that cause bad breath, plaque andgingivitis. It comes in a 4 oz bottle and retails for $14.99.  The ingredients listed are purified water,grain alcohol, natural mint, glycerin, natural cleanser derived from coconutoil and corn, aloe vera leaf juice, carbopol, chlorophyllin, green tea leafextract.

If you prefer, they have a mint foam which comes in a 4.5 ozbottle and retails for $14.99.  We didn'treceive a sample of this product but I may have to purchase it just totry. 

The natural water additive is a plus to maintain healthygums and eliminate bad breath for up to 12 hours.  All I have to do is add one teaspoonful toKirby's drinking water each day.  Itcomes in a 16 oz bottle and retails for $14.99.  The ingredients listed are purified water,aloe vera leaf juice, citric acid cetylpyridinium chloride, chlorophyllin,glycerin, sodium benzoate, green tea leaf extract.

I liked these products so much I decided to purchase a bagof the Dental Chews for Dogs.  Kirbygreatly dislikes Greenies so I was concerned I might be wasting my money.  I was pleased to see that he loves them.  This low fat, low calorie chew has naturalbreath freshening ingredients like dill, parsley and mint. It comes in a 5 oz.bag which retails for $9.99. The ingredients listed are wheat starch, wheat protein isolate,glycerin, soy flour, maltodextrin, water, natural flavor, parsley, powderedcellulose, color added (titanium dioxide), monoglyceride, magnesium stearate,dill, sorbic acid (preservative), spearmint, mixed tocopherols (preservative& source of vitamin E).  Each chew isa generous 1 inch by 1.5 inch size.  Igive Kirby half of one every few days.

To say we like these products would be anunderstatement.  I had been using a beefflavored dog toothpaste which Kirby tolerated simply because he had nochoice.  It removed odor but didn't makehis breath smell particularly good. Tropiclean has a delicious minty smell Kirby doesn't seem to mind and Icertainly appreciate.  Our foster Graciehad the stinkiest breath ever but not anymore! I just use my finger to rub the gel on her teeth and she shares a chewwith Kirby every few days. Puppy kisses are again just the sweetest!

The price sounds expensive until you realize how long abottle will last.  I did a 30 day reviewbrushing Kirby's teeth every night and Gracie's every few days and I still havea little more than half of the bottle of gel. I added the water additive every night and did run out by the end of threeweeks.  I should have counted the chewsbut I still have 12 left after 3 weeks.

See my pearly whites!

Kirby and I give Tropiclean Fresh Breath 5 wags!!