Water Additives

Water Additives for Dogs

Are Dental Water Additives Healthy for Dogs and Cats? Are these water additives safe? Do Water Additives Clean Pet’s teeth?

So, we know that to  clean something you need to apply a detergent and we usually add it to water. Examples: laundry detergent is a water additive. Same with dish soap or your favorite facial cleanser.  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 to try and have the heathiest water entering the bodies for ourselves and loved ones. We expect toxins to be removed for optimum health and the PH adjusted to be slightly above 7 and let’s not forget minerals for taste and health benefits.

Then there are the commercials for dental water additives. These product mesmerize you with their never-ending ingredients list. After reading the magic ingredients, you may wonder why you would ever drink just water?  when there is this elixir of the gods and it usually has a blueberry in it, so it must work.


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 and their claims to cure all and make life so much more manageable, then buy them.

But, never make it the only water your pet has available to them. 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.

Pet King
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.

HealthyMouth LLC
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.