I mentioned to Cheryl that I was very concerned that Carmie might need a dental sometime soon. She recommended a homeopathic remedy called Fragaria Vesca (woodland strawberry).
Acts on digestion and mesenteric glands. Prevents formation of calculi, removes tartar from teeth and prevents attacks of gout.
Apparently Fragaria is excellent for softening plaque. You can give it weekly as a preventative or daily for one month for more intense cases. It softens the plaque to a point that it comes off easily with brushing. For dogs the recommended dose is 3C. I ordered mine at Washington Homeopathic Products (they didn't have it at Whole Foods).
2 weeks ago