Product Review: Burt’s Bees Multicare Dental Foam and Dental Spray
February is Dog Dental Health Month, and to celebrate, we wanted to test out a new product that made to give your furry best friend fresh breath and clean teeth. Burt’s Bees Multicare Dental Foam and Dental Spray sent us over a couple of bottles to try out and we recruited a new tester who has some not-so-fresh-breath issues (so says her mom).
Meet Misfit, a 9-year-old rescued American Pitbull who hates having her teeth brushed. If it doesn’t smell like meat or taste like peanut butter, she is not interested. Amy, Misfit’s mom, was very excited to try out this new product – she’s big on natural products and has found that on the market are made from all natural ingredients.
Let’s talk about the products first. Both the Burt’s Bees for dogs Multicare Dental Spray and Multicare Dental Foam is made with Cranberry Extract to help reduce the formation of odor causing plaque and features a hint of mint to keep breath smelling fresh. They are both also pH balanced and cruelty free.
For the spray and the foam, you lift your dog’s lips and spray or pump the foam 1 to 2 times directly onto teeth and gums per side. It’s safe to use daily, and can be used up to 3 times per day for the first 7 days if your dog has poor dental hygiene.
Here’s Amy and Misfit’s experience with the product:
When I first brought the products home, I placed them near Misfit’s bed so she could check them out (she’s a little hesitant around anything new in her space). After a few intense stare downs and sniffs, she decided she wanted nothing to do with the new strange objects. Each time we picked them up or motioned to go near them, she bolted.
After a few poses with the product (conveniently timed post nap so she was not sure what was going on), we decided to try the spray first. I managed to get one squirt in and that was the end of that. She was not happy with the surprise spray and wouldn’t let us do it again that day.
Next up was the dental foam. I loved this as it was easy to apply and convenient to use, with little to no mess. You just spray a bit on one side and it spreads. I decided to eliminate the bottle and instead place a small amount of foam on a doggie toothbrush. This was much easier to administer as she is used to it.
Now that we’ve had it for a few weeks, Misfit is used to the spray and the foam, and will sit pretty and patiently to get her daily tooth squirt. I guess she just needed to get used to the newness of the sensation
Overall, I think this is a great product and noticed a difference. Misfit did have minty fresh breath (a huge improvement over her usual a$@ breath) and her teeth were noticeably cleaner after two weeks’ use of the foam. I’m still using it every day and enjoying the minty benefit when she kisses me and my husband. My hope would be they eventually Burt’s Bees would offer different flavors to accommodate every dogs taste. The mint-based dental product took some time to administer to Misfit, but I have a feeling that if it had been peanut butter flavored, she could have been more receptive. I would recommend Burt’s Bees Multicare Dental Foam and Dental Spray and will be buying it again once my supplies run out.
Note: PetGuide.com was NOT compensated for this review. We received a bottle of Burt’s Bees Multicare Dental Foam and Dental Spray to review. The opinions expressed in this post are the author’s. We provide unbiased feedback of the products and share products we think our readers would enjoy using and learning more about.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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