Frequently Asked Questions

PlaqueOff Animal FAQs

Unlike other methods of plaque control ProDen PlaqueOff Animal works systemically i.e. through the blood stream. It is thought to affect the ability of plaque to ‘stick’ to surfaces in the mouth and softens hard tartar deposits. Improvements should start to be seen between 3 and 8 weeks.
There are no known side effects, however, due to the rich iodine content of seaweed, this product may not be suitable for animals undergoing thyroid treatment. If unsure, consult your vet for advice before starting using ProDen PlaqueOff.
It should be used once daily and can be added to wet or dry food.
This depends on the size of your pet. For small dogs (up to 10kg) a pot will last up to a year, whereas for large and giant dogs one pot will last around 3 months (average supply based on a 60g pot).
The recommended retail price for a 60 gram pot of PlaqueOff Animal is £11.99. Based on the above doses this works out from as little as 3p per day.
Persistent bad breath may be an indication of a more serious underlying condition and you should consult your veterinary professional.
ProDen PlaqueOff Animal is available from petsathome.com and petscorner.co.uk, veterinary practices, pet shops, by mail order on 0800 032 9099 or online from our shop.
Hyperthyroidism is a very common disorder of older cats (usually cats over the age of 8 years). Dogs are rarely affected by this condition. It is caused by an increased production of thyroid hormone from the thyroid glands, situated in the neck. Thyroid Hormone has an important role in controlling the body’s metabolic rate so animals with hyperthyroidism tend to burn up energy too rapidly and typically suffer weight loss despite having an increased appetite and increased food intake.

Iodine is important for thyroid function and is naturally present in seaweed, including the type used in ProDen PlaqueOff. There is no evidence to suggest that high levels of iodine actually causes hyperthyroidism, as the body has feedback mechanisms to cope with varying levels. Only very low or incredibly high levels would pose a problem, and PlaqueOff doesn’t fall into these categories. 1 scoop of ProDen PlaqueOff Animal contains 131.1 microgrammes of Iodine.

If your pet is known to suffer from hyperthyroidism then we suggest that you do not use ProDen PlaqueOff. If you are unsure then please contact your veterinary professional for further advice.

To date we have not had any feedback which suggests that there are any palatability issues. Cats are notoriously fussy eaters and we have feedback which tells us that this has not been a problem.

If you are having a problem, try hiding the PlaqueOff in a treat or splitting the amount over two meals in the day until your pet is used to it.

Unfortunately, because the amount of PlaqueOff required by different sized animals varies, and the amount of time required for results to begin to be seen (up to 8 or even 12 weeks in some cases), it is not possible to produce a trial pot. For some this would be the same as the 60g pot on sale.
People often tell us that their pet doesn’t have any plaque. Whilst your pet may not have any obviously visible plaque or tartar, they will have plaque in their mouths. Plaque bacteria are naturally occurring in the mouths of all animals (including humans) and begin to form a sticky coating across the teeth almost immediately after brushing. Some people / animals have more plaque than others and so, it is more obvious in some people / animals than others. Even if your pet doesn’t have any visible plaque or tartar (which forms from plaque bacteria) ProDen PlaqueOff can be used to prevent build up in the future. After all, tartar takes time to accumulate and doesn’t usually appear overnight!
Yes. The size of the dose of PlaqueOff given is very small and would make no significant difference to the total seaweed content of the diet. Again, because of the dose size, PlaqueOff on it’s own however, would not give the same benefits as a full kelp supplement. The species of seaweed in the various products available are different and it is the Ascophyllum nodosum in PlaqueOff that has been found to be of benefit in terms of reduction of plaque and calculus. There should not be any issues with feeding different seaweed species at the same time.
Yes, as long as it is not medication for the treatment for Hyperthyroidism.

There is nothing in the contents of PlaqueOff, (which only contains granulated seaweed) that would be likely to cause unwanted reactions. It is currently being used with cats and dogs that have heart, liver, kidney, bowel and other disorders. However, if you have any concerns, please consult with your veterinary professional.

 
 

Syno-Vital Pet FAQs

Syno-Vital Pet is an easy-to-use liquid feed supplement,that contains hyaluronan, which can be used to keep joints healthy, maintain bones and keep your pet’s coat shiny and smooth.
Hyaluronan is non-toxic and occurs naturally in the body. It has been used since the 1950s for eye surgery and is now available in the form of Syno-Vital Pet as a joint aid. Due to its amazing ability to retain fluid, hyaluronan is increasingly being used in cosmetics for its anti-wrinkle (cell plumping!) properties.

Hyaluronan is used currently in Veterinary practice for treatment of articular disorders in horses, particularly those in competition or heavy work. It is indicated for carpal and fetlock joint dysfunctions. It is especially used for synovitis associated with equine osteoarthritis.

When Hyaluronan first started being used it was isolated from human umbilical cord, and later from rooster combs. The Hyaluronan used in Syno-Vital Pet, however, is manufactured using a fermentation process which yields a high-quality effective product. Always look out for products with high molecular weight to ensure effectiveness. The Syno-Vital formulation has a high molecular weight of
1.2 million Daltons.
Syno-Vital Pet hasn’t been tested on pregnant or lactating bitches so consult your vet before using.
No, any animal with synovial joints could benefit. However, for dosing reasons we are not able to recommend it for other pets.
For best results, use daily. Follow the ‘Directions for Use’
on the product label. Select the ‘Daily Amount’ relative to the size of the dog or cat you are giving Syno-Vital Pet to.
A study shows that Syno-Vital Pet’s high-molecular weight Hyaluronan was found in the joints within 20 minutes, whereas most joint products need to be taken for several weeks before any noticeable effect is seen. Improvements should be seen after 30 days.
The benefits of glucosamine are well known as the building blocks of healthy cartilage and for its regenerative properties. For glucosamine to be useful to joint health it first needs to be converted to Hyaluronan. Therefore the direct use of Hyaluronan may result in faster results.
As stated earlier, for best results Syno-Vital should be
used daily. If the dosage is interrupted or suspended, symptoms may return. Once the symptoms have cleared, Syno-Vital may be given every other day as part of a maintenance regime.
Being overweight creates additional burden on your pet’s joints and limbs, which in turn cause less mobility and further weight gain. Weight control is advised.