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Vet Aquadent® FR3SH™ Now Includes Innovative FR3SH™ Technology

2022/28/25
Virbac is pleased to announce that Vet Aquadent® FR3SH™, the palatable solution used in daily drinking water to reduce plaque build-up in cats and dogs, has a new and improved formulation which now contains the innovative FR3SH™ technology already found in the popular VeggieDent® FR3SH™ & ZEN™ Dental Chews.

The addition of the active ingredients in FR3SH™ technology: pomegranate that helps clean and control dental plaque(1)(2)(3); Inulin to balance intestinal microflora and reduce foul smelling intestinal gas emissions (4)(5); and Erythritol to freshen breath with a cooling and anti-plaque effect (6)(7) means Vet Aquadent® FR3SHgives pet owners an easy-to-use proven and gentle anti-plaque formula to provide daily oral care for their dogs and cats.

With 70% of cats and 80% of dogs suffering oral problems by the age of 3(8), regular attention to oral hygiene can make a big difference to pets’ health and well-being. 

‘Bad breath is a common complaint by pet owners(9), but 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’ explained Dan Johnson, Product Manager at Virbac. ‘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’.

References

1: Hasegawa M et al. Effect of Natural Polyphenols on Dental Biofilm Formation In Vitro. J Dent Res 88, Spec. Issue A, abstract 251, 2009 2: Viana G.S.B. et al. Biological effects of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.), especially its antibacterial actions, against microorganisms present in the dental plaque and otherinfectious processes. Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health: Fruits and Vegetables 2010, Elsevier, 459-478 3: DiSilvestro R.A. et al. Pomegranate extract mouth rinsing effects on saliva measure relevant to gingivitis risk. Phytother Res. 2009; Aug;23(8):1123-7 4: Flickinger E.A et al. Nutrient digestibilities, microbial populations, and protein catabolites as affected by fructan supplementation of dog diets. J Anim Sci 2003; 88:2008-2018 5: Propst E.L. et al. A dose-response experiment evaluating the effects of oligofructose and inulin on nutrient digestibility, stool quality, and fecal protein catabolites in healthy adult dogs. J Anim Sci 2003; 81:3057-3066 6: De Cock, P et al. 2016. Erythritol is more effective than xylitol and sorbitol in managing oral health endpoints. Int. J. Dent. 2016. 2016:9868421 7: Hartel R.W. et al. 2018 Physico-chemical Properties of Sweeteners in Confections. In: Confectionery Science and Technology. Springer, Cham. 8. American Veterinary Dental Association research 9: Eubanks DL. Canine oral malodor. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc, 2006;42:77-79