Petsmile Pet Toothpaste: No Brushing Required!
It’s no secret that my dogs are spoiled rotten. They’re not pets… they’re members of the family. I love taking them on hikes, they sleep in the bed at night, and I can’t wait to see their faces at the end of the day.
But you know what I don’t love about having dogs? Stinky dog breath. And brushing their teeth can be a challenge, to say the least.
Tara is my rescue baby. We’ve only had her for a couple of years, but she’ll let me do anything to her. I could brush her teeth all day, and she would just sit there and soak up the attention.
On the other hand, we’ve had our boxer Rocky since he was eight weeks old. He’s the sweetest boy ever, but when it comes to bath time… let’s just say he’s got moves like you’ve never seen!
I’ve tried brushing his teeth, but the fight is so traumatic for both of us that I’m ashamed to admit I’ve given up. He sees the vet once a year for a professional cleaning, which costs us an arm and a leg.
That’s why I was super thrilled to discover Petsmile pet toothpaste! This product does all the work for you. Although you can brush if you want to, brushing isn’t necessary.
That’s right. Petsmile is a no brushing required toothpaste for pets!
Petsmile was created by a celebrity dentist named Dr. Irwin Smigel. You may have seen him on TV due to his association with stars like Bruce Willis, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jennifer Lopez… he’s the creator of Supersmile, a toothpaste for humans that gets fabulous reviews.
The active ingredient in Petsmile is called Calprox. It’s a trademarked ingredient that is clinically proven to dissolve the protein pellicle on your pet’s teeth. What is the pellicle, you ask?
It’s the sticky film on your pet’s teeth where all the nasty stains, bacteria, and plaque hang out. Once the pellicle is gone, your pooch will have cleaner teeth, healthier gums, and better-smelling breath.
It should be noted that Petsmile is not meant to remove tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. If your pet has a lot of tartar on his teeth, they’ll need professional cleaning.
Once your pet’s teeth are tartar free, use Petsmile regularly to prevent tartar buildup in the future and lessen the need for professional cleanings.
How to Use Petsmile
Using Petsmile really couldn’t be easier. Calprox cleans your dog’s teeth without the need for scrubbing.
All you do is squeeze a pea-sized amount onto the provided applicator, a toothbrush, or your finger. Rub it on your dog’s gums and let him lick at it to distribute it around in his mouth.
Petsmile recommends applying the product at least twice a week, but it’s so easy, you can do it every day if you want to keep your pup’s breath nice and fresh and his teeth squeaky clean.
Why Petsmile is Better Than Any Other Dog Toothpaste on the Market
I’ve used other kinds of pet toothpaste before, but I could never really tell if they were doing anything.
When I began researching Petsmile, I was impressed to find out that Petsmile is the only pet toothpaste that is approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC).
The VOHC is a division of the American Veterinary Dental College. They’re very picky about giving their seal of approval to products and they put them through extensive testing to prove their effectiveness first.
According to the VOHC’s testing, pets who used Petsmile for 28 days showed a 62% greater reduction in plaque and 28% greater reduction in gingivitis than other toothpaste for pets.
Honestly, that’s the only real proof I need to be confident that this product does what it says. It’s probably been more thoroughly tested than our own toothpaste.
What My Dogs Think of Petsmile
Petsmile comes in three dog-approved flavors: London Broil, Rotisserie Chicken, and Savory Duck. They are all vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, and silica free.
We tried the London Broil flavor and both of my dogs love it. Tara lets me brush her teeth with it every day and acts like it’s the best thing since dog treats!
I use the toothbrush from Petsmile, and I really like it because it has a nice long handle, along with an angle to help me get all the way to her back teeth.
Rocky still acts like you’re trying to rip out his toenails if you come near him with a toothbrush. But that’s ok because I don’t need one with Petsmile!
I simply put a pea-sized amount on the end of my finger, and he licks it off. The texture of the toothpaste is a little sticky, so he does a fine job of slopping it around in his mouth all on his own.
Our Results After a Few Weeks of Using Petsmile
Within the first week or so of using Petsmile, both dogs had fresher breath! After using it consistently for a few weeks, their teeth are visibly cleaner.
It’s easy to see that using Petsmile regularly will cut down on the need for professional cleanings at the vet.
I would much rather spend $25 for a tube of Petsmile every couple of months than drop hundreds of dollars having my dog knocked out to get his teeth cleaned every year.
I Tried Petsmile on the Cat, Too!
My little kitty Snapper Doo had the worst fish breath ever. Seriously, it could knock you out!
And, there’s no way I’m even going to try brushing her teeth because I like my face the way it is, thank you very much!
But I remembered a sneaky trick that my vet taught me for administering certain meds to a kitty.
I tried putting a small blob of Petsmile toothpaste on the top of her front paw, and she licked it right off! Didn’t seem to mind a bit, either!
After a week or so of using Petsmile… Hallelujah! No more fish breath! I’m just going to assume her teeth are cleaner because there’s no way she’s going to let me look.
Now all my kitties get the same treatment a couple of times a week.
Would I Recommend Petsmile?
Absolutely! All of my fur-babies have kissable fresh breath now, which is fantastic! Their teeth are visibly cleaner after just a few weeks of using Petsmile, so I plan to continue using it consistently.
I will still have my vet check my dogs’ teeth when they go in for checkups, but I don’t think they will need professional cleanings nearly as often, thanks to this product.
And when they do have their teeth cleaned, it should be a fairly simple procedure without nearly as much tartar buildup. Cuddle time is so much more pleasant now, so it’s a win-win for everybody!