Dog Dental Care | Bark5 Natural Dog Dental Spray Review

Natural Dog Dental Products and Dental Sprays

Bark5TM Dental Spray Review

 

Dog Dental Care and Bark5 Dog Dental Spray Review. If you are looking for a natural dog cleaning system, you won't want to skip Bark5. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review and also has affiliate links. However, I will always try to offer my readers great product selections. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Nutter

Dog dental care and cleaning is so important for the overall health of our dogs. It’s not just a matter of stinky dog breath—it’s a matter of good health care. According to The American Veterinary Dental College, periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs by three years of age.

Periodontal disease in dogs is a pretty serious business. Some symptoms include bad dog breath, bleeding or inflamed gums, missing teeth, not eating, and sensitivity around the mouth, which can lead to behavior problems. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause heart disease, kidney disease, and liver disease, and a dog’s jaw can even fracture. As you can see, good dog dental hygiene is much more than preventing bad dog breath.

The good news is that dog dental disease is usually preventable with a good dental program in place. Most veterinarians recommend cleaning your dog’s teeth at least once a day, twice being ideal. The goal is to remove the bad bacteria that cause tartar build-up, which leads to periodontal disease. Providing your dog with healthy chews such as raw meaty bones is another way to help remove daily plaque, but this should be in addition to using a natural dog dental product, not instead of.

A dog may also have regular dental services under general anesthesia from his veterinarian. Dexter had a dental about two years ago. I try really hard to clean Dexter‘s teeth every day, but admittedly, I’m not perfect.

As you may already know, I’m a huge fan of rotating amazing products with my pets, which includes their dental care regimen. Today I wanted to talk about one of Dexter’s natural dog dental sprays, Bark5TM

Dog Dental Care and Bark5 Dog Dental Spray Review. If you are looking for a natural dog cleaning system, you won't want to skip Bark5. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Bark5 Natural Dog Dental Spray

Bark5TM is a natural, alcohol-free dog dental spray. The company takes our dogs’ health to heart by ensuring the ingredients used in their pet dental spray are registered though the Low Risk Veterinary Health Products Notification Number in Canada! That’s pretty impressive. But, as with everything I use with Dexter, the first thing I do is check the entire ingredient panel to ensure each ingredient is safe, especially with dental products. Dog dental products are notorious for including very unsavory ingredients.

Bark5TM Ingredients: Distilled water, grapefruit seed extract (citrus paradisi, seed, pulp), grape seed extract (vitis vinifera, seed, Propolis (vegetarian Propolis Erba Vita Soluble Propolis) containing propolfenol) Note: all ingredients are human grade and water-soluble. The product is actually blended when ordered to make sure it’s fresh. How cool is that? Not for use in animals on anticoagulants or for use in combination with antibiotics.

I will be the first one to admit I am not a chemist, and I had to research some of the ingredients above to see what they were. And that’s okay—it’s part of my job as a Dog Mom. I thought it was fun to learn about some of the ingredients used and why they are so helpful in a dog’s dental product.

Bee propolis has healing agents to help fight inflamed gums and loose teeth! Grape seed extract is anti-allergen, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimutagenic. It is highly effective for canine dental care and gingivitis. Distilled water is used in Bark5TM dental spray for dogs because it has no chemicals or heavy metals in it. Everything else also checked out safe and has dental benefits, so Dexter was ready to go with his review of Bark5.

Since Dexter is starting to get some tartar build-up, I decided to use the extra-strength dental spray daily, and twice a day when I remembered. Bark5TM is the first dog dental spray I’ve used straight into Dexter’s mouth, so I introduced it slowly. It’s important to make sure not to scare your dog or get the spray in your dog’s face. If your dog is uncertain, spray your palm and allow your dog to lick it off. You can also spray an empty dog food bowl. Dexter seems to enjoy the taste, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Dog Dental Care and Bark5 Dog Dental Spray Review. If you are looking for a natural dog cleaning system, you won't want to skip Bark5. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Lift gums to apply to teeth

After Dexter’s 3rd application, we found our groove. About an hour after breakfast and just before bed, I put on Dexter’s dog snood, lifted his lips and sprayed the back side of his molars and the front of his incisors. It’s pretty simple and quick.

After ten days, I have noticed a lightening of Dexter’s plaque. The company states that it may take up to seven weeks to get very bad plaque off. So I’m delighted to be seeing results this soon. For the purpose of this review, I have not done any other dental care for Dexter, but the company does say brushing or scraping is a fine addition and can help remove plaque quicker, so I will add that to Dexter’s dental care.

Dog Dental Care and Bark5 Dog Dental Spray Review. If you are looking for a natural dog cleaning system, you won't want to skip Bark5. #raisingyourpetsnaturally
Plaque is starting to lighten

I am very happy with the results so far with Bark5TM alcohol-free dental spray! I will continue to use this natural dog dental product in Dexter’s daily dental care regimen. I love finding dog brands that have such a strong focus on the health and safety of our pets.

Don’t let dental disease happen to your dog—visit Bark5TM today and use promo code: TW20 for 20% off your first order!


Do you clean your dog’s teeth daily? Tell me in the comments.

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58 thoughts on “Dog Dental Care | Bark5 Natural Dog Dental Spray Review

  1. This is a great product! We usually just buy our dog those toothbrush/chewables but they don’t always work. I think a spray would work so well.

  2. just remember to see if any medications your dog is on! Several cyclosporins and azathiroprine warnings state do not use grapefruit seed extract with medications. always ask your vet if your pet is on medications!

  3. I will ask my vet if I can use this on my dog. My fur baby does not like things out of the ordinary and this spray might freak him out, although I love the fact that it will help reduce tartar build up.

  4. Oral and dental hygiene is as important to humans as it is to dogs too. I am glad that this Bark5 is alcohol free. I will get some and try using it on my fur baby. It is better to keep his teeth and mouth healthy to prevent other complications later.

  5. Just like people, having dental problems in dogs can lead to such uncomfort and so many other issues. This sounds like a great addition to a regular routine.

  6. Okay, I’m a bad dog-parent. I have never given a thought to my dog’s teeth. She probably would benefit from this spray. Thanks for making me aware.

  7. My previous dog had terrible teeth when we got her and we tried different ways of cleaning. In the end she had to get them all removed, poor girl. She is still living though and is a tough little gal at age 14! We’ll incorporate a more rigorous dental hygiene regime with our next dog, including sprays!

  8. Aww such a cute pooch! I personally do not have a fur baby, but this post has been so informative. I feel preapered for when I do

  9. Its strange because we don’t think about dogs dental hygiene all too often but with things like Periodontal disease you definitely need to have a good dental system in place. The dental spray sounds ideal for dogs!

  10. I don’t have a dog but my friends do.. so I would love to share this post with them as well as my readers would love to know about this product ☺️👍🏻

  11. Sounds like a good way to get those choppers cleaned up. Seems to be a common problem with dogs (because so many of them have ‘dog breath.’ I bet the plaque elimination helps a lot!

  12. I am going to try this product! I have a 12 year old long haired dachshund with terrible breath, that began about 3 years ago. He’s always been the center of attention, but now my family and friends dont like to play with him as much due to his breath. We take him for a vet dental cleaning every 6 months, but it only takes care of the problem temporarily. Blood work has not revealed a cause, but we suspect it comes from him “cheeking” his food as opposed to swallowing it. I try to brush his teeth, but he doesnt like it. I think this product might be more helpful. Thanks!!!

    1. Thanks, Amber. Oh, no. I’m sure he doesn’t like not being the center of attention. Poor guy. Good for you for taking the steps necessary to get him to the vet. I would suggest Bark5 (introduce slowly). Then, I would say start to teach him to tolerate brushing so that you can do both in the future since he seems to be prone to dental issues. Place a little coconut oil on your finger and allow him to lick. Gradually build until you are able to slip the finger with coconut oil in his mouth, work towards massage. 🙂

  13. Sometimes it’s tough to get your pup to sit still during a brushing — I can’t imagine what pet groomers do to successfully clean pups. Their dental health is essential for them.

  14. I will pass this along to my fellow dog owners! Ours, unfortunately, died and we haven’t gotten a new one yet. But, I know lots of dog owners who would love to hear about this. Thanks for sharing!

  15. The way we live affects our pets too I suppose. Some decades ago no one would have thought of doing such a detailed cleaning on a dog right?

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