2019/11/26 - Products
An extra help for dogs’ relaxation and mobility
Behavior disorders and joint problems are common in dogs and can affect their quality of life and their relationship with humans. With multifunctional chews, pet owners now have an easy to give solution to support their pet’s overall health and wellness, while acting on their dental hygiene.
Dental chews are frequently used by pet owners to prevent plaque and tartar. To this usual benefit on dental health, the two new Virbac multifunctional chews add an extra action on disorders related to anxiety or osteoarthritis. They combine the FR3SH® technology for fresh breath, along with L-theanine for relaxation, or eggshell membrane, for joint health.
RELIEVE ANXIETY. More dogs and cats are affected by behavioral problems than any other condition. In dogs, the most common troubles are aggression, separation anxiety, noise phobia and fear of humans and other species. It can result in chronic suffering, relinquishment of the animal, or even euthanasia. Management of fear, anxiety and stress based behavior problems needs a cooperative relationship between the veterinarian, the pet owner and the patient. The comprehensive behavior treatment plan includes medication or nutritional supplement, behavior modification techniques and environmental change. Medication and supplements can help the dog relax and reduce anxiety. VEGGIEDENT® Zen is based on L-theanine, a natural and safe compound found mainly in green tea leaves that has been shown to reduce stress in dogs. Already available in Europe and North America, it combines relaxation support and the dental care provided by the FR3SH® technology.
SUPPORT MOBILITY. Mobility disorders are a major issue in dogs with around 20 % of the canine population over 1 year old presenting various degrees of Osteoarthritis (OA - also called arthrosis). OA is a chronic, painful, degenerative and inflammatory disease that affects the entire synovial joint and is related to chronic pain, lameness, functional disability and reduced quality of life. The management of OA in dogs is a lifetime commitment, involving a multimodal approach that includes protecting joints from OA. Available in North America since 2019, VEGGIEDENT® Flex chews can help support dog’s mobility. It contains the same ingredients as C.E.T® VEGGIEDENT® FR3SH® plus eggshell membrane (ESM). Found between the calcified shell and the albumin in chicken eggs, ESM is a natural source of combined collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid, elements that are all found in healthy joints. ESM has been shown in different studies to improve joint function, mobility and quality of life for the animal.
VIRBAC DENTAL SOLUTIONS: A VETERINARY QUALITY STANDARDS. A pioneer in dental care for pets, Virbac has 30 years of expertise in this field and a wide range of scientifically proven products (dental kits, toothpastes, mouthwashes, dental chews) for veterinary clinics and pet owners.