This is an interesting study – check it out!
Background: Periodontal disease is a highly prevalent illness that affects many dogs, reaching up to 85% prevalence in individuals over the age of 4 years. Currently, the drug of choice for combating the formation of dental plaque in these animals, the etiologic agent of the disease, is chlorhexidine, which has several side effects reported. Thus, surveys are conducted throughout the world in order to identify potential substitutes for antimicrobial therapy and prevention of periodontal disease. The objective of the work was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of Beta-caryophyllene against bacteria from dog’s dental plaque in vitro and in vivo…..and reduction of dental plaque formation in mongrel dogs subjected to topical solution with Beta-caryophyllene for 15 days.
Conclusions: The results showed that Beta-caryophyllene has antimicrobial activity against the proliferation of dog’s dental plaque-forming bacteria representing a suitable alternative to the use of chlorhexidine in prophylaxis and treatment of periodontal disease of dogs.
We can now add bacterial killing or bacterial growth inhibition to the vast list of advantages of Canna Oils BCP.
So if your dog has an issue with dental plaque, why not give it a try? I’m thinking via a toothbrush or rubbing on with your finger (if you’re game).
Let us know if you notice any change to your family canine’s smile 🙂
Disclaimer: The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. The above information is for educational purposes only – not intended as medical advice. Results vary person to person.