Dental problems are common in dogs and cats. Just by brushing their teeth, cavities, periodontosis and the buildup of plaque and tartar can be avoided. Beaphar Toothpaste has been specially designed for the cleaning of canine and feline teeth. It contains anti-plaque enzymes to combat the buildup of plaque and tartar, while also helping to prevent bad breath. Dogs and cats especially like the meaty taste of the toothpaste, which means they're happy to have their teeth brushed. Active ingredients in Beaphar Toothpaste: Enzyme Protease: destroys the protein structure of dental plaque before the calcium in the teeth start to break down Enzyme Amyloglucosidase: breaks down the starch in food deposits into glucose, which then acts as fuel for the other three enzymes Enzyme Glucose Oxidase: breaks glucose down into hydrogen peroxide, killing off the bacteria responsible for the buildup of plaque Sodium tripolyphosphate mineral: prevents the buildup of plaque on the calcium casing of the teeth Get your dog or cat used to having its teeth cleaned as early as possible, preferably while its still a puppy or kitten. It may take a few months for your dog or cat to adjust. For best results, you are recommended to clean your dog's or cat's teeth daily and to replace the brush at least every three months.