The VOHC® Seal of Acceptance

Products

Currently

Awarded the

VOHC Seal

 

 

For further information about particular products, click on the active link in the 'Type of Product' column for a description of the product provided by the manufacturer and click on the active link in the 'Name of Product' column to browse to the manufactuer's web page for that product.

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Name of Product as Marketed
Type of Product
Claim
Company
Species
Market**

Year Seal

Awarded

Prescription Diet® Canine t/d®: Original Bites

Diet
Plaque & Tartar

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc.

Dog
Veterinarian
1998

Prescription Diet® Canine t/d®: Small Bites

Diet
Plaque & Tartar

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc.

Dog
Veterinarian
1998

Prescription Diet® Feline t/d®

Diet
Plaque & Tartar

Hillís Pet Nutrition Inc.

Cat
Veterinarian
2001

Friskies® Cheweez® Beefhide Treats

Rawhide Chew Treat
Tartar

Friskies Petcare Co.

Dog
Consumer
2001

Science Diet® Oral Care for Dogs ##

Diet
Plaque & Tartar

Hillís Pet Nutrition Inc.

Dog
Consumer
2001

Science Diet® Oral Care for Cats

Diet
Plaque & Tartar

Hillís Pet Nutrition Inc.

Cat
Consumer
2001

Iams® Chunk Dental Defense Diet for Dogs

Diet
Tartar

Iams Company

Dog
Consumer
2003

Eukanuba® Adult Maintenance Diet for Dogs

Diet
Tartar
Iams Company
Dog
Consumer
2003

Purina Veterinary Diets® DH Dental Health® brand Feline Formula

Diet
Plaque & Tartar
Nestle Purina PetCare
Cat
Veterinarian
2006

Purina Veterinary Diets® DH Dental Health® brand Canine Formula

Diet
Tartar
Nestle Purina PetCare
Dog
Veterinarian
2006

Purina Veterinary Diets® DH Dental Health® brand Small Bites Canine Formula

Diet
Tartar
Nestle Purina PetCare
Dog
Veterinarian
2006

Purina Veterinary Diets® Dental Chewz brand Dog Treats

Rawhide Chew Treat
Tartar
Nestle Purina PetCare
Dog
Veterinarian
2006
Edible Treat
Plaque &Tartar
The Nutro/Greenies Company
Dog
Consumer & Veterinarian
2007
Edible Treat
Tartar
Therametric Technologies, Inc.
Dog
Veterinarian
2007
Edible Treat
Plaque &Tartar
The Nutro/Greenies Company
Dog
Consumer & Veterinarian
2008
Edible Treat
Plaque &Tartar
The Nutro/Greenies Company
Dog
Consumer & Veterinarian
2008

HealthiDent®, Bright Bites and Checkups Chews for Dogs - all sizes

Edible Treat
Plaque & Tartar
Sugar Creek Pet Products, Diamond Foods, Inc.
Dog
Consumer
2008

Dog::ESSENTIAL™ healthymouth™ anti-plaque water additive

Water additive
Plaque
HealthyMouth LLC.
Dog
Consumer & Veterinarian
2008

Dog::ESSENTIAL™ healthymouth™ anti-plaque gel

Oral gel
Plaque
HealthyMouth LLC.
Dog
Consumer & Veterinarian
2011

Cat::ESSENTIAL™ healthymouth™ anti-plaque water additive

Water additive
Plaque
HealthyMouth LLC.
Cat
Consumer & Veterinarian
2011

Cat::ESSENTIAL™ healthymouth™ anti-plaque gel

Oral gel
Plaque
HealthyMouth LLC.
Cat
Consumer & Veterinarian
2011

Greenies® Veterinary Formula Canine Dental Chews

Edible Treat
Plaque & Tartar
The Nutro/Greenies Company
Dog
Veterinarian
2011

Dog::ESSENTIAL™ healthymouth™ anti-plaque oral spray

Oral spray
Plaque
HealthyMouth LLC.
Dog
Consumer & Veterinarian
2011

Cat::ESSENTIAL™ healthymouth™ anti-plaque spray

Oral spray
Plaque
HealthyMouth LLC.
Cat
Consumer & Veterinarian
2011

Petsmile by Supersmile toothpaste

Toothpaste
Plaque
Robell Research Inc, dba Supersmile
Dog
Consumer & Veterinarian
2014

SANOS Dental Sealant

Dental Sealant
Plaque & Tartar
AllAccem, Inc.
Dog
Veterinarian
2011

Dog::ESSENTIAL™ healthymouth™ anti-plaque water additive - Mobility Formulation

Water additive
Plaque
HealthyMouth LLC.
Dog
Consumer & Veterinarian
2011
Feline Greenies® Feline Dental Treats
Edible Treat Tartar The Nutro/Greenies Company Cat Consumer & Veterinarian 2012
Royal Canin Feline Dental Diet
Diet Plaque Royal Canin Cat Veterinarian 2012
ADA-compliant soft-bristle, flat head toothbrush Toothbrush Plaque & Tartar Various - look for the ADA Seal Dog Consumer 2012
Virbac CET ® VeggieDent ® Chews for Dogs, all sizes Edible Treat Tartar Virbac Animal Health Dog Veterinarian 2013
Canine Greenies® Hip and Joint Care Chews, all sizes Edible Treat Plaque & Tartar The Nutro/Greenies Company Dog Consumer 2014
Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for Dogs

Edible Treat

Be sure to feed the correct size chew to your dog.

Tartar Big Heart Pet Brands Dog Consumer 2014

 

** Market:

Veterinarian = Product available only through veterinary hospitals.

Consumer = Product marketed directly to consumers

## Science Diet Oral Care for Dogs has met the VOHC testing standard and been awarded the VOHC Seal in the Plaque and Tartar categories. The product packaging in early 2014 does not carry the Seal because of a delay on VOHC's part in completing review of a change in the product formulation that does not affect the dental efficacy of the product.

 

Brief Product Descriptions Provided by the Product Sponsors

Tartar Shield Soft Rawhide Chews


Made in Indiana from extruded American beef hide, the Chews are available in Small Dog (< 35 lbs), Large Dog (35-70 lbs) and Extra Large Dog (> 70 lbs) sizes. The fibrous nature of the extruded Chews helps remove dental plaque and oral debris while a clinically-proven additive (sodium tripolyphosphate) significantly reduces the reformation of dental calculus. Recommended feeding is one Chew per day for Small and Large Dogs and one Chew every other day for Extra Large Dogs. There are no known limitations on the use of the product. Additional information about the product, package sizes and copies or references of clinical trials are available at www.tartarshield.com.

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Petsmile® Professional Pet Toothpaste, beef flavor, formulated with Calprox®


Similar to humans, undisturbed plaque can lead to bleeding gums and the formation of tartar on your pet’s teeth, which can be detrimental to their overall health. Petsmile® removes and prevents plaque build-up for healthier teeth and gums for your pet.  Our formula, with proprietary Calprox®, quickly dissolves in your pet’s mouth, ridding teeth of stains and bacteria.  Calprox® works by gently eliminating the thin layer of protein that forms on the tooth’s surface to which plaque, bacteria and stains adhere.  Using Petsmile® daily reduces plaque for a cleaner, healthier mouth and fresher breath. Suitable for dogs of any age and size. 

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GREENIES® Canine Dental Chews


GREENIES® Canine Dental Chewsare an easy daily way to keep dogs’ breath fresh and their teeth and gums healthy. These clinically proven dental chews mechanically control plaque and tartar buildup. They come in five sizes based on dogs’ chewing capacities—TEENIE® Treats for dogs 5–15 lbs., Petite for 15–25 lbs., Regular for 25–50 lbs., Large for 50–100 lbs. and Jumbo for over 100 lbs. The patented toothbrush shape scrubs dogs’ teeth clean with every delicious bite.
http://www.greenies.com/dogs.aspx#/products/dog-dental-chews

GREENIES® Weight Management Canine Dental Chews
GREENIES® Weight Management Canine Dental Chews are an easy daily way to keep dogs’ breath fresh and their teeth and gums healthy. These clinically proven treats offer the same teeth-cleaning formula as our original dental chews but contain fewer calories to help dogs maintain a healthy weight. GREENIES® Weight Management Canine Dental Chews come in four sizes—TEENIE® Treats for dogs 5–15 lbs., Petite for 15–25 lbs., Regular for 25–50 lbs. and Large for 50–100 lbs. The patented toothbrush shape mechanically scrubs dogs’ teeth clean with every delicious bite.
http://www.greenies.com/dogs.aspx#/products/lite-dog-dental-chews

GREENIES SENIOR™ Canine Dental Chews
GREENIES SENIOR™ Canine Dental Chews are an easy daily way to keep aging dogs’ breath fresh and their teeth and gums healthy. These clinically proven treats offer the same teeth-cleaning formula as our original dental chews but are even softer and chewier to accommodate aging dogs’ sensitive teeth and gums. They also contain additional joint support specifically for dogs seven years and older. GREENIES SENIOR™ Canine Dental Chews come in four sizes—TEENIE® Treats for dogs 5–15 lbs., Petite for 15–25 lbs., Regular for 25–50 lbs. and Large for 50–100 lbs. The patented toothbrush shape mechanically scrubs dogs’ teeth clean with every delicious bite. 
http://www.greenies.com/dogs.aspx#/products/senior-dog-dental-treats

GREENIES® Veterinary Formula Canine Dental Chews
GREENIES® Veterinary Formula Canine Dental Chews are an easy daily way to keep dogs’ breath fresh and mechanically control plaque and tartar buildup. These delicious, clinically proven treats also contain omega-3 fatty acids from microencapsulated fish oils to support brain development, antioxidants to help keep immunities strong and chelated minerals for healthier metabolism. GREENIES® Veterinary Formula chews come in four sizes—TEENIE® Treats for dogs 5–15 lbs., Petite for 15–25 lbs., Regular for 25–50 lbs. and Large for 50–100 lbs.—and are available only from veterinary clinics.
http://vet.greenies.com/en_US/vets/

FELINE GREENIES® Dental Treats
FELINE GREENIES® Dental Treats are an easy daily way to keep cats’ breath fresh and their teeth and gums healthy. The treats’ light density resists shattering and allows cat teeth to sink in for maximum mechanical cleaning action. FELINE GREENIES® Dental Treats are 100% nutritionally complete and balanced for adult cats. The recommended daily amount is based on the cats’ weight. They are available in six deliciously irresistible flavors that make even the most finicky cats enjoy daily oral care.

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Toothbrush


A tooth brush compliant with the American Dental Association standard ISO 20126:2005 was used in dogs in a trial conducted according to VOHC protocols. A child-sized brush with soft bristles and a flat profile head was used. The ADA standard ensures that the bristles have rounded tips to avoid damaging the gums. Brushes that meet this standard are marketed by several manufactuers. Details on the recommended brushing technique, as used in the VOHC trials, are available by clicking VOHC Brushing Protocol.

 

 

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