There are very few pleasures that beat the joy of having a pet around. When your dog comes bounding up to you happily, you want to play with it. But amid the joyous barks and frantic licking, you suddenly notice doggy breath, and grimace at the smell. You may also notice yellow discoloration on your pet’s teeth.

An important part of your pet’s oral health routine should include annual visits to have their teeth professionally cleaned. Caring for your pet’s teeth is also important in between vet visits.

One way to ensure optimal dental with your pet is choosing the right products. LIVFRESH offers a variety of products that can keep your pet’s mouth clean and potentially save you money at the vet's office.

LIVFRESH’s pet-friendly product line includes fluoride-free toothpaste in a variety of flavors, this includes specially our formulated plaque removing dental gel. LIVFRESH also has tartar removing dental gels to combat tartar buildup.

Learn more about how regular use of pet-friendly dental care products can protect your dog’s health below.

Tartar Removing Dental Gel for Your Dog

With so many products to choose from, finding the right tartar removing dental gel for your dog is an important decision. There are many oral care products on the market that are designed specifically for dogs, but wouldn’t it be convenient to have one high-quality product that is safe for you and your dog?

It’s hard to find oral care products that are both human and pet safe. Most human-grade toothpastes are made with fluoride, which is harmless to humans but poisonous to dogs. Fluoride is quickly metabolized by dogs, which can lead to stomach and intestinal inflammation, rapid heart beat, and in some cases even death.

Luckily, LIVFRESH’s entire collection of oral care products are fluoride-free and completely safe for both you and your pet. LIVFRESH’s line of tartar removing dental gel and plaque removing dental gels help you safely fight tartar, whiten your dog’s teeth, and eliminate bad breath.

How to Use LIVFRESH Plaque Removing Dental Gel for Your Dog

Like us, dogs need to regularly brush their teeth to prevent tooth loss and other serious health issues. While your dog may resist teeth brushing at first, with consistency you can find that they actually grow to enjoy it.

It is recommended that pet owners brush their dog’s teeth at least three times a week with an appropriate tartar removing dental gel or plaque removing dental gel to prevent plaque and tartar buildup. It’s best to begin this habit when your dog is still young. If you’ve heard the saying “it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks,” then you understand why it’s important to get your puppy into the routine of brushing early.

To begin, choose a quiet, calm time to start brushing your dog’s teeth. Invite them to sit on your lap so they feel comfortable. Once they are relaxed, calmly offer your dog a taste of the toothpaste. You should try a little bit of gel with your pet first and see their response.

Next, apply the gel to their teeth with a silicone finger brush or a toothbrush designed specifically for pets (rather than humans). If you don’t have a brush on-hand, you can use your finger or a soft cloth instead.

Once your pet is used to the feeling, you can regularly brush their teeth. You can reward your pet with a treat after each brushing to encourage good behavior. This is a great way to ensure they will continue to enjoy consistent brushing.

Signs that Your Dog Needs a Teeth Cleaning

The signs that your dog may need a teeth cleaning aren’t that much different from humans. Look for these signs that indicate that your dog is ready for a teeth cleaning.

Bad Breath

The most obvious sign that your dog needs their teeth cleaned is when they have bad breath. Just like humans, our breath will begin to smell if we neglect brushing our teeth. Cleaning your dog’s teeth regularly with plaque removing toothpaste will keep their teeth clean and their breath smelling fresh.

Plaque & Tartar Buildup

If you notice a pale yellowish buildup along the gumline of your dog’s teeth, then they are likely experiencing plaque and tartar buildup. If left untreated, plaque and tartar buildup on your dog’s teeth can cause tooth loss and other serious health issues. A good tartar removing toothpaste can help improve your dog’s oral health.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is another sign that it’s time for a teeth cleaning. Signs of tooth sensitivity include trouble chewing their kibble, heavily favoring soft foods, and neglecting their favorite chew toys. These signs could mean that they are feeling pain or discomfort when chewing.

If you think your dog is experiencing tooth sensitivity, then schedule an appointment with your vet and talk to them about implementing regular brushing to protect your dog’s health.

So how do you maintain your pet’s good oral hygiene?

At LIVFRESH, we have just the solution! Our revolutionary dental gel is absolutely safe to use on your dog or cat’s teeth and, unlike other toothpastes, your pet will like our gel’s milder taste. (LIVFRESH Mild Peppermint, formerly LIVFREE Dental Gel, is the mildest of our three products).

To feel 100% confident about using our plaque removing dental gel on your pet, we've listed the ingredients in this post for your review.

LIVFRESH (Wintergreen Foaming) Dental Gel contains wintergreen flavoring, baby foam, aqua, sulfonylbismethane, edathamil, stevia, peppermint, menthol, FD&C Blue 1, natural gums and stabilizers

LIVFRESH (Peppermint Non-Foaming) Dental Gel contains aqua, sulfonylbismethane, edathamil, stevia, peppermint, menthol, FD&C Blue 1, natural gums and stabilizers.

LIVFRESH (Mild Peppermint Non-Foaming) Dental Gel, formerly LIVFREE, contains the same ingredients as LIVFRESH (Non-Foaming) but does not contain color (no FD&C Blue 1). It has a milder peppermint taste than our other flavors. Pets prefer this version!

LIVFRESH Dental Gel.

All three products do not contain any abrasives, antimicrobials, or parabens. All our ingredients are on the FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) list.

Many of our customers are successfully brushing their pets’ teeth with our dental gel. Read their reviews below. Just like them, we hope that our dental gel will improve your pets' oral care because a healthy mouth means fewer visits to the vet. Shop our dental gel today!

Many of our customers are successfully brushing their pets’ teeth with our dental gel. Read their reviews below. Just like them, we hope that our dental gel will improve your pets' oral care because a healthy mouth means fewer visits to the vet!

Customer Reviews

“I started brushing my dog’s teeth with this 2 days ago and I've already noticed a huge improvement in her bad breath.” -- Customer from Cleves, Ohio

“I have brushed my dog's teeth for years with a pet toothpaste, poultry flavoured to appeal to canines. Brushing did not seem to help with unpleasant breath at all. Livionex Dental Gel was a revelation. No "doggy breath". Sadi has no problem with the taste or texture of this dental gel. I did ease her into the new gel by first brushing with the pet product followed by a brushing with the Livionex. Now Livionex is Sadi's only toothpaste and she is experiencing healthy gums!” -- Customer from Tucson, AZ

“I ordered this product primarily for my three dogs. (2 pugs & blue healer age 13). It immediately got rid of their bad breath. I use a small amount on them about every 3 or 4 days.” -- Customer from Cocolalla, ID

“We have 2 older rescue dogs and didn't want them to have to go through another dental cleaning with all the drugs involved. Their teeth had plaque buildup despite daily brushing so when I read that Livionex was safe for pets (trusting you here) I decided to try it. I have been using it on the dogs for about 5 weeks. I don't think their teeth have ever looked better. Thank you! "-- Customer from Worthington, OH

“Livionex is by far the best toothpaste/gel I've ever used. It is very difficult to go back to regular toothpaste. What I like best is the fact that you don't wake up with a ghastly sensation in your mouth. Your mouth feels clean in the mornings. By the way, it's doing a great job in treating my Westie's tartar problem. Hopefully she won't need to have her teeth cleaned by the vet at a cost of over $300.” -- Customer from Coventry, RI

"Jet had the worst doggy breath you can imagine. Our old, black lab was traumatized by the vets' teeth cleaning procedures, so I started brushing her stinky mouth with Livionex and a battery-powered spin toothbrush. After a month, Jet's mouth didn't smell, and her snaggy old teeth are cleaner. I am now using it on our new puppy" Customer from Springfield, OR