Drinking water additive decreases plaque and calculus accumulation in cats

J Vet Dent. 2006 Jun;23(2):79-82. doi: 10.1177/089875640602300203.

Abstract

This study was performed to determine the effect of a drinking water additive on reducing plaque and calculus accumulation in cats. A two-period, parallel crossover design was used with each period consisting of a 56-day test phase. Results demonstrated that the addition of xylitol to the drinking water was effective in reducing plaque and calculus accumulation in cats.

Publication types

  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / pathology
  • Cat Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Cats
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Dental Calculus / prevention & control
  • Dental Calculus / veterinary*
  • Dental Plaque / prevention & control
  • Dental Plaque / veterinary*
  • Dental Plaque Index
  • Female
  • Food Additives / administration & dosage*
  • Male
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Water
  • Xylitol / administration & dosage*

Substances

  • Food Additives
  • Water
  • Xylitol