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Accepted Products for Cats

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Accepted Products for Cats

Name of Product as Marketed Type of Product Claim Company Market* Year Seal Awarded
Prescription Diet Feline t/d Diet Plaque & Tartar Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. Veterinarian 2001
Science Diet Oral Care for Cats Diet Plaque & Tartar Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. Consumer 2001
Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health brand Feline Formula Diet Plaque & Tartar Nestle Purina Petcare Veterinarian 2006
Cat: ESSENTIAL healthymouth anti-plaque Water Additive Plaque HealthyMouth LLC. Consumer & Veterinarian 2011
Cat: ESSENTIAL healthymouth anti-plaque Oral Gel Plaque HealthyMouth LLC. Consumer & Veterinarian 2011
Cat: ESSENTIAL healthymouth anti-plaque Oral Spray Plaque HealthyMouth LLC. Consumer & Veterinarian 2011
Feline Greenies Feline Dental Treats Edible Treat Tartar The Nutro/Greenies Company Consumer & Veterinarian 2012
Royal Canin Feline Dental Diet Diet Plaque Royal Canin Veterinarian 2012

*Market:
Veterinarian = Product available only through veterinary hospitals.
Consumer = Product marketed directly to consumers.

#Science Diet Oral Care for Dogs has met the VOHC testing standard and been awarded the VOHC Seal in the Plaque and Tartar categories. The product packaging in early 2014 does not carry the Seal because of a delay on VOHC's part in completing review of a change in the product formulation that does not affect the dental efficacy of the product.

Toothbrush
A tooth brush compliant with the American Dental Association standard ISO 20126:2005 was used in dogs in a trial conducted according to VOHC protocols. A child-sized brush with soft bristles and a flat profile head was used. The ADA standard ensures that the bristles have rounded tips to avoid damaging the gums. Brushes that meet this standard are marketed by several manufactuers. Details on the recommended brushing technique, as used in the VOHC trials, are available by clicking VOHC Brushing Protocol.

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