C.E.T.® HEXTRA® Premium Chews for Dogs
Premium chew clinically proven to reduce calculus when used daily in dogs.
For daily use in dogs as a chew to help remove plaque and reduce tartar.
- Provides a well-known antiseptic effect and helps remove plaque and reduce tartar. Chews are coated with exclusive 10% solution of chlorhexidine gluconate.
- Contains beefhide for natural abrasive cleansing action.
- Helps keep teeth clean and breath fresh, even on days when brushing isn’t possible.
- Persistent action. Chlorhexidine is released into the oral cavity during chewing and may be released for up to 24 hours, providing sustained antimicrobial action.
- Appealing flavor. Dog owners may give as a daily chew.
- Available in petite, medium, large, and extra-large sizes.
What is the protein source for C.E.T.® HEXTRA® Chews for Dogs?
The chews contain both beef and poultry proteins.
How many calories are in C.E.T. HEXTRA Chews?
The calorie content varies depending on the size of each chew.
Petite: 29 KCalories, Medium: 30 KCalories, Large: 63 KCalories and Extra Large: 86 KCalories
What is the difference between C.E.T. HEXTRA Chews and C.E.T.® Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Dogs?
C.E.T. HEXTRA Premium Chews are made using the unique and proprietary binding-releasing system to ensure maximal release of chlorhexidine, which helps reduce plaque and calculus. The chlorhexidine is released into the oral cavity during chewing and may be released for up to 24 hours, providing sustained antimicrobial action.1,2 C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews feature an exclusive Dual-Enzyme System that produces a natural antiseptic plus a coarse texture that works with the dog’s chewing action to reduce plaque and calculus.
- Pader, Morton. Oral Hygiene Products and Practice. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1988.
- Bonesvoll, P “Oral Pharmacology of Chlorhexidine.” Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 4.5(1977): 49-65.
Is it safe to give dogs prone to developing urinary bladder stones or crystals C.E.T.® HEXTRA® Premium Chews for Dogs?
Since rawhide chews are high in protein, doctors from the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Urolith Center do not recommend feeding them to dogs with urinary bladder crystals or stones.1 Additionally, Virbac has no safety studies for use of C.E.T. HEXTRA Premium Chews in dogs with urinary bladder stones or crystals.
Daily brushing may be another option for these dogs. Virbac manufactures several flavors of toothpastes along with toothbrushes of various kinds for dogs and cats. Although Virbac has no safety studies for use of these toothpastes in dogs with urinary stones or crystals, dogs ingest very little toothpaste to pose a problem when used according to label directions.1
- Koehler LA, Osborne CA, Lullich JP, Behnke R Canine Uroliths: Frequently Asked Questions and Their Answers. Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice. 2008; 39: 161-181.