Xerostomia "Dry Mouth"
A frequently Overlooked Condition in Dogs & Cats
Oral Health Issues Due to Dry Mouth
Dry Mouth is a poor salivary condition that can occur as pets age, develop health problems, or as a side effect of many conditions. Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) is inadequate quality or quantity of saliva. This is an original hidden cause of halitosis, periodontal disease and tooth loss and is often left untreated or misdiagnosed. Dry Mouth can range from mild to extreme with some pets only exhibiting a few signs. Typically, the first sign a pet owner will notice is BAD BREATH. Chronic Dry Mouth creates an environment for bacterial and fungal overgrowth.
Can Your Pet’s Medication Affect Oral Health?
Common classifications of drugs that can cause dry mouth:
- Antiulcer Agent
- Canine Urinary Incontinence
- Cough Suppressant
- Protein Pump Inhibitor
Dry Mouth Relief
Oratene Brushless Oral Care is based on 35 years of enzyme research developed to manage Dry Mouth (Xerostomia). The patented enzyme systems replenish the protection and defense mechanism that is naturally found in healthy saliva. These products are formulated to be safely ingested for these compromised pets.
Two Patented Complete Enzyme Systems
LP3 Enzyme System
The LP3 Enzyme System combines three potent, naturally occurring enzymes: Lactoperoxidase, Lysozyme and Lactoferrin. Each enzyme has its own unique properties and when combined, pack a powerful antimicrobial punch by targeting harmful bacteria and fungal microorganisms while restoring the oral balance in a pet’s mouth. These three enzymes are naturally derived from dairy products and are 100% safe and gentle.
In addition to the LP3 Enzyme system, Oratene® Oral Care also contains the MD2 Enzyme System, a patented combination of the enzymes Mutanase & Dextranase. This unique combination works to make plaque water soluble and unable to bind to the tooth surface, providing a natural and effective brushless system.
Originally, the Lactoperoxidase Enzyme System (LP3) used in Oratene® was created for human oral care use called Biotene®, which became the number one product for Dry Mouth. The LP3 System was later formulated for pets to create the first brushless oral care system available with dual enzyme systems, Biotene® Veterinarian. In 2008, GlaxoSmithKline® acquired the Biotene® line for humans thus necessitating a change in brand name for the pet products.