Virbac launches reformulated Vet Aquadent FR3SH – VetSurgeon News – VetSurgeon

Virpac has reformulated Vet Aquadent, the solution used in daily drinking water to reduce plaque build-up in cats and dogs, with its FR3SH technology ingredients.

The new ingredients include pomegranate, which Virbac says helps clean and control dental plaque1,2,3Inulin to balance intestinal microflora and reduce foul smelling intestinal gas emissions4,5and Erythritol to freshen breath with a cooling and anti-plaque effect6,7.

Dan Johnson, Product Manager at Virbac, said: “Bad breath is a common complaint by pet owners8but some pets do not accept any brushing, especially cats, so Vet Aquadent FR3SH is an easy way to help control bad breath and plaque at home

“The benefit of water additives as part of passive homecare is already recognised by the WSAVA Dental Guidelines, meaning Vet Aquadent FR3SH plays a trusted and proven role in any proactive dental care routine”.

For information, contact your Virbac Territory Manager.


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  3. DiSilvestro RA et al. Pomegranate extract mouth rinsing effects on saliva measure relevant to gingivitis risk. Phytother Res. 2009; Aug;23(8):1123-7
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  8. Eubanks DL. Canine oral malodor. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 2006;42:77-79

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