Swedencare’s flagship product, ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder, has been awarded the VOHC® Seal of Acceptance
Two clinical studies* on dogs performed by Jerzy Gawor, DVM, PhD, DipAVDC/EVDC and his team have shown that ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder significantly reduce the formation of plaque and tartar. Data from these studies were submitted for review by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC®), which awarded the Seal in the VOHC “Helps control plaque and tartar” categories. Swedencare is proud to announce that ProDen PlaqueOff Powder is now permitted to carry the VOHC® Accepted Seal.
“I am thrilled to announce that the important VOHC seal has been awarded to another ProDen PlaqueOff® product. This will allow this product, as well as the ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental Bites dog treat product, to be carried by veterinary practices owned by commercial companies that have a policy of offering only VOHC-accepted oral hygiene products.
Dr. Gawor’s studies also showed that there was a 67% reduction in gingivitis in the PlaqueOff group compared with the control group. Swedencare looks forward to using this new scientific information to further educate pet owners about the benefits of ProDen PlaqueOff®”
- Håkan Lagerberg, CEO of Swedencare AB
* The studies were done on two groups of small and medium size dogs, divided into two groups, one that received ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder and one that received a placebo. Before entering the study, all dogs were found to be healthy on examination, and their teeth were cleaned to remove all tartar and plaque. The dogs were given the product for 30 days and after this, the presence of plaque and tartar was measured. In dogs receiving ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder, there was significantly less plaque and tartar. The mean reduction in plaque index was 32% and the mean reduction in tartar was 35% compared to the placebo group. In addition to plaque and tartar, gingival health was measured as gingival bleeding. The mean reduction of gingival bleeding was 67% when ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder was used.
For more information, please contact:
Håkan Lagerberg, CEO Swedencare
Mobile: +46 (0)73 517 01 70
FNCA is the Certified Adviser of the Company
Phone: +46 (0)8 528 00 399
Please visit the Company homepage www.swedencare.se
About Jerzy Gawor
DVM PhD Jerzy Gawor
Fellow, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Diplomate, European Veterinary Dental College
EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry
Past President of Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations
President of the European Veterinary Dental College
Board member of the Polish Small Animal Veterinary Association
VOHC (The Veterinary Oral Health Council) exists to recognize products that meet pre-set standards of plaque and calculus (tartar) retardation in dogs and cats. Products are awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance following review of data from trials conducted according to VOHC protocols. The VOHC Seal is displayed on products that have been awarded the Seal.
Regular use of products carrying the VOHC Seal will reduce the severity of periodontal disease in pets.
For more information please visit the homepage: www.VOHC.org
Swedencare develop, produce, market, and sell premium products on the global and fast-growing market within animal healthcare for cats, dogs and horses. The product groups ProDen PlaqueOff and NutriScience are represented on approximately fifty markets in all parts of the world, including the headquarter in Malmö, five subsidiaries in the Nordics, United States, France, Great Britain and Ireland and through an external distribution network. Swedencare’s sales have increased significantly over the last few years with strong margins and results. The board of directors and the management have a wide and extensive experience of international marketing and sales.