Are Water Additives Healthy for Dogs? Are these water additives safe? Do Water Additives Clean Dogs teeth?
Using a Water Additive as a dental cleanser? It immediately prompts me to wonder, how is this being accomplished?
So, we know that to chemically clean something you need to apply a detergent or cleanser. Examples of this, laundry detergent is a water additive. Same with dish soap and your favorite facial cleanser. Just add water. Detergents are for external use not internal.
What I want you to also ask yourself “Does this product’s chemical ingredients compromise and alter the health of the water?”
Water Is Life, we do everything we can to try and have the heathiest water entering the bodies for ourselves and loved ones. We want and expect toxins to be removed for optimum health and the PH adjusted also. We like PH to be above 7 but not higher than 9 and let’s not forget minerals for taste and health benefits.
Then there are the dental water additives that take the approach of mesmerizing you with their never-ending ingredients list. Makes you wonder why you would ever drink Just water when there is this elixir of the gods.
The Bottom-Line Folks: Water is Life and should always be provide as close to natures balance as possible. If you feel that you must have these magic elixirs.
Never make it the only water your pet has available to them. Let them have a choice.
Always have a bowl of fresh real water available.
Below I have listed ingredients of some popular advertised dog dental water additive cleansers.
Water (Aqua), Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide (Oxygene®), Zinc Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Methyl Salicylate, DiSodium EDTA, Sodium Borate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Potassium Sorbate.
Glucose oxidase, glycerin, potassium sorbate, potassium thiocyanate, purified water, rosemary extract, sodium chloride, sorbitol, zinc chloride. Natural enzymes: dextranase, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, lysozyme, mutanase.
Purified Water, Citric Acid, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Chlorophyllin, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Green Tea Leaf Extract.
Papain: Papain has been of the best kept secrets for oral care and joint care, digestion and immune support. Papains are the enzymes extracted from papaya and where the most powerful health benefits of papaya are found. Papain provides potency, but is gentle to the system with its antioxidising and anti- inflammatory properties. For the mouth, the enzymes act as cleansing agents with its proteins building barriers on the buccal cavity. For the joints, the enzymes have been found to reduce inflammation associated with sprains, strains and arthritis. For the digestive system, papain acts as a soothing agent.
Yucca: Yucca acts as a saponin – a natural cleansing agent for the mouth. For joints, yucca is a treatment aid for arthritis and rheumatism, lessening swelling of the joints. For overall health, yucca boosts immune response.
Cinnamon: The benefits of cinnamon are multi-faceted; from its antioxidant properties and anti-microbial actions, which help stop the growth of bacteria in the mouth and act as a natural breath deodorize, to its demonstrated ability to provide arthritis relief.
Pomegranate: Pomegranate possesses anti-bacterial properties providing anti-plaque benefits. Chocked full of antioxidants, pomegranate is also used as a treatment aid to prevent cartilage deterioration. Its anti-inflammatory properties of shown to be beneficial for both the mouth and mobility.
Blueberry: Blueberry contains the highest amount of antioxidants and is #1 in Vitamin C, protecting the body against inflammation. Studies also have shown that blueberries help boost the immune system.
Clove: Clove, with its antimicrobial, analgesic and antiseptic properties is a treatment aid for sore gums, helps boost the immune system and protects against degenerative diseases like arthritis.
Chlorophyll: With its cleansing, detoxification and deodorizing properties, chlorophyll can help control germs and help prevent their growth in the mouth. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help boost the immune system function which can help lessen arthritis pain.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is essential for the immune system and as an antioxidant, maintaining healthy teeth, gums and bones. It helps the body build collagen, an important protein used to make cartilage, tendons and ligaments and healthy gum tissue.
Vitamin B2: An important antioxidant and necessary for maintaining a healthy immune system often deficient in the body.
Salmon Oil (feline formula): Source of Omega 3, our salmon oil comes from Norway and is certified mercury free. Contains properties which can help control inflammation, both in the mouth and in the joints.
Zinc gluconate: (also called zincum gluconicum) is the zinc salt of gluconic acid. It is an ionic compound consisting of two moles of gluconate for each mole of zinc. Zinc gluconate is a popular form for the delivery of zinc as a dietary supplement.