Vetnex is proud to announce that we are launching our vet-only dental care range, PlaqueDent chews and powders, with our strategic partner K9 Gums Australia. PlaqueDent is a range of natural products for combating plaque, calculus and bad breath that have been endorsed by veterinary dental specialist, Dr David Clarke. PlaqueDent is only available in veterinary clinics through K9 Gums, an Australian veterinary dental wholesale company that has been supplying veterinary clinics since 1997. Vets and vet clinics please visit K9 Gums Australia for orders.
Vetnex Plaque Control natural dental care range is 100% natural made from organic seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum, currently it has 3 dental powders (original, salmon & kangaroo) and one beef flavour chew in the rage. Vetnex is launching a new salmon flavour chew to the dental range. The new dental chew is 100% natural with tasty Australian salmon flavour. The product is oats-based formula with no artificial flavours, colouring or preservatives, which is gentle and healthy. Vetnex dental chews can be given easily as treats for your pets, it can be used individually or rotationally as part of a longer-term dental health management program together with other Vetnex Plaque Control dental products. For more information, please visit the product page.
VetFest 2020 is professional vet event organised by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), it is a world class virtual vet conference for all vet professionals across the globe. Themed "Thriving in Today's World", the program features multiple streams with 100+ talks covering animal welfare, behaviour, dental, integrative, small animals, etc. Vetnex is enormously proud to be the only sponsor/exhibitor from natural animal health care industry to show case our professionally developed, evidence-based natural products and our deeply believed natural animal care philosophy to our vets and the veterinary industry. You can find more information of the event on the AVA website, VetFest 2020.
Although A. nodosum is widely used in companion animal products for its efficacy in improving oral hygiene, its influence on foodstuff palatability is unclear. Isidori et al (2018) investigated the effect of A. nodosum on extruded dog food palatability using the split-plate test. The study found there was a reduced food intake in dogs (P<0.001) when their diet contains 1% A. nodosum, suggesting that A. nodosum has an inhibiting and dose-dependent effect on the dogs dry matter intake. Data also indicate that negative effects exerted by A. nodosum on palatability are primarily related to gustatory factors rather than to olfactory stimuli. Isidori’s study suggests palatability is an issue when adding A. nodosum into dog foods. Vetnex has developed a variety of A. nodosum dental products to improve the palatability of this seaweed including flavoured powders (salmon, kangaroo) and tasty chews (salmon, beef liver).
Vetnex Plaque Control natural dental care range is a 100% natural product made from organic seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum, which is high in nutrition and has a natural defensive mechanism against dental plaque, tartar and bad breath. It is orally ingested and works systematically. The natural compounds in the seaweed come out through saliva and work on the bacterial biofilm to reduce plaque or tartar forming on the teeth, providing a natural protection on the teeth of your pet for healthier teeth and gums and fresh breath. Vetnex Plaque Control Dental Chew (Beef Liver) is made of the dental seaweed A. nodosum with added real Australian beef liver, the product is an all-natural tasty chew which is convenient and enjoyable for dogs and cats. The product can be given as a daily treat, it is a great alternative solution when your pet is not into powder form of dental products or if you simply like to have an easy-go feeding of your pets. It is a great choice for picky pets and busy owners. The product can be used individually or rotationally together with other Vetnex Plaque Control dental products.