Dogs are getting their own brand of mouthwash.
The new product from PetSmart, DogSaver®, aims to save the lives of those living with canine infections.
The product, which comes in two varieties, is made of non-irritating, food-grade, pet-safe, non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients.
“For some people, they may be more inclined to use the mouthwash because it is less likely to have adverse side effects than a prescription or over-the-counter brand of product,” PetSmart said in a statement.
But the brand is also intended to be used by those with allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients.
PetSmart says the product should be used “everytime you are brushing or applying dog hair or any other products for any reason.”
“We know that a small amount of this product may be toxic to dogs,” the statement added.
“In the case of allergies or sensitiveness, PetSmart encourages people to consult their vet before using this product, even if it does not contain any of these ingredients.”
For those with other allergies or sensitivity to the ingredients, PetSense recommends applying a low dose of DogSavers’ non-rinse rinse to the area affected by the problem.
“If you are sensitive to any ingredients in the product, or have allergies to other products or ingredients, consult your vet,” the company said.
“We also encourage people to talk with their veterinarian about any medications they may need.”
The product is available in PetSmart stores nationwide, and PetSmart is also offering a discount on the product in its pet health department.
In the U.S., DogSaving.com has been sold by the Food and Drug Administration for nearly a decade.
The agency has ruled that the brand should not be sold in any form as a prescription, but it does allow companies to make other forms of the product for pet owners.
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