This post is sponsored by bluestem™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to increase awareness of and share my experiences with the bluestem™ oral care products, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers or that I think some of you could benefit from! Bluestem™ is not responsible for the content of this article.
So I know that when some of you read the title of this post, you thought...man, I thought she was crazy before, but this right here takes the proverbial cake.
Well, hold that thought. I know I'm a #crazydoglady, but I also know that I'm not made of money. Money? Dental Hygiene? Connect the dots or stop talking, Kait.
Let me tell you a little story. The chocolate Lab I had growing up, Maddie, woke up one day with a very puffy face, but oddly, only on one side. It turns out, she had an abscessed tooth that needed pulled. On top of that, she needed medication to prevent infection. It all turned out to be very costly for my parents and I remember thinking to myself "Damn, that's expensive!"
So, I knew when I had dogs of my own that I was going to take their teeth pretty seriously to avoid any foreseeable dental issues. When we got Judy, I began regularly brushing and flossing her teeth from a very young age so she got used to it. It removed any built up gunk that managed to creep into her mouth throughout the week and left me feeling like "okay, I'm on top of this!" Whenever we took her for regular check-ups, the vet would always remark how clean her teeth looked. So, when we got Bill, I started the same regimen. Aside from making sure their dental hygiene is up to par, I will basically do anything to avoid having to put them under anesthesia for a teeth cleaning. That scares me!
When I discovered that bluestem™ made a water additive for dogs (and cats!) that helps fight plaque, tartar AND freshens breath -- I knew the Hanson Labs needed to give it a try.
But I did have a couple concerns -- would Judy be able to use it with all her allergies? Was it safe? What did it have in it to do all of this mouth magic?
Judy is allergic to a plethora of things, so her using new products is always iffy. bluestem™oral care water additive comes in three flavors - chicken, vanilla mint and original (unflavored). The ingredients only list "flavoring" for the chicken and vanilla mint selections, which made me unsure, so we stick with the Original unflavored choice, as all the other ingredients are fine for her!
Is it safe?
Yes! All bluestem™ products are manufactured in Canada and are clinically proven safe and effective for daily use in cats and dogs. They contain 100% food-grade ingredients that are approved by Health Canada’s LRVHP program, as well as follow AAFCO guidelines.
If it's just food-grade ingredients, what the heck makes it work?
All bluestem™ products contain coactiv+™ technology - a unique formulation of food-grade ingredients that are scientifically developed to break down biofilm, where harmful bacteria multiply.
It's very simple to use -- you just add two capfuls to your pet's drinking water every time you refill the bowl. At our house, this is about twice a day!
About two months into using this product this spring, Judy chipped a tooth after a little too much aggressive playing with Bill and I started to FREAK THE HELL OUT. I could tell she was in a lot of pain, so we took her to the vet right away to get it taken care of with a minor surgery. In less than a week, she was back to her normal self and the vet remarked that her healthy mouth aided in such a speedy recovery. That was all the validation I needed to make bluestem™ a staple at our house for many years to come.
|The amount of shiny white teeth at our house is impressive ;)|
Find bluestem™ oral care water additive at a retailer near you and try it for 30 days to see the results for yourself!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of bluestem. The opinions and text are all mine.