MAXIGUARD® Oral Cleansing Formula – Veterinary dentistry’s most effective oral cleanser and freshener for dogs, cats, horses and exotics in a user-friendly spray. MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula offers the compound, zinc ascorbate/taurine. The product is natural, safe for daily use, inexpensive, and is well tolerated with its acceptable taste. Works without brushing. Packaged in 4 ounce spray bottle.
How Does It Work?
Dr. Peter Emily explains in his science summary, “Zinc Ascorbate Cysteine – How Does it Work?” in Pet Veterinarian magazine that the sulphur amino acid chelates with malodorous sulphur compounds and oxidises volatile fatty acids in the mouth. This provides a rapid (after 30 seconds) reduction of halitosis.” Dr. Emily further explains that, “Zinc ascorbate stimulates collagen production. Basically, collagen stimulation is the repair process of tissue.”
Prevention and Maintenance
You can virtually assure yourself of your pet’s good oral health if you will follow these suggestions: regular checkups and scalings (removal of plaque and calculus) by your pet’s veterinarian; periodic checks of the pet’s mouth for bad breath and discoloured, inflamed gums; a diet which generally avoids sweet or soft, sticky foods; and daily use of a natural oral cleansing compound such as MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula.
Regular visits to the family veterinarian provide you with the best guarantee that your pet’s health is sound. However, you can supplement these visits with self examinations of your pet’s mouth and regular use of MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula.
MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula may be applied to large dogs directly from the spray applicator. Spray gums above the back molars on each side of the mouth. Smaller pets, especially cats, may require the spray to be first applied onto a swab or gauze pad and then apply to outside of pet’s back molar teeth and gums. A natural cleansing action will distribute product to remote areas. Use daily for best results.
In Clinic Use Post Prophy / Post Surgery
Pets that Accept Spray Application
Advanced Periodontal Cases
MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula’s zinc ascorbate/sulphur amino acid formulation has been in veterinary dentistry use for over 20 years without incident. Laboratory evaluations demonstrate that dosing twice per day at the recommended small volume, will deliver considerably less zinc intake than recognised toxic levels or even the required daily intake from the diet. Natural oral compounds like zinc ascorbate/taurine are generally recognised as the safest approach to oral care, especially in animals where the product is ingested.
Many home care dental products contain chlorhexidine. Published veterinary dental research has demonstrated that regular chlorhexidine use can increase the rate of mineralization plaque (calculus formation), stain the teeth brown, and decrease the patient’s sense of taste. MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula does not contain chlorhexidine and does not have these side effects. To view an excerpt from a paper presented at the American Veterinary Dental Society Forum on this topic, click here.
MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula is a natural solution to pet acceptance problems. MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula is an alcohol free, chlorhexidine free and virtually taste free home dental care product that works with or without brushing. An acceptable taste allows for easy pet owner compliance. Over twenty years of veterinary and pet-owner approval. Safe for all pets, however not all pets accept a spray application. If you have tried MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula and are having compliance issues, you may want to try MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Gel or MAXIGUARD OraZn.
For preparation and use of MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula, open the bottle and pour in the accompanying vial of Vitamin C. Replace sprayer. After globule drops to the bottom of the bottle, shake until dissolved. The formula should be refrigerated or kept in a cool, dark cabinet after mixing. As long as the formula is blue-green, it is fresh and working. After mixing, the approximate shelf life will be one year in preferred storage conditions.
In veterinary clinics MAXIGUARD Oral Cleansing Formula may be dispensed for a pet’s home use prior to a prophy and/or sent home for immediate use post prophy.