An online friend recommended your product to me for our Megaesophagus / IBD dog . We feed a natural diet, but because of our dog's condition, are unable to give her bones to chew on. Consequently her teeth need to be addressed. Dental cleaning under an anaesthetic is out because of her megaesophagus and her age (15 year old Collie). I looked over your website information and hope that the product will help our girl. I don't have any questions about the spray, but do about the gel. I am wondering what effect the gel would have on the esophagus and the stomach? I'm assuming that leaving this product on a dog's teeth will eventually see the product making it's way down the esophagus to the stomach. Seeing we have to elevate our girl after every meal and after every drink to insure that everything finds its way to her stomach and does not get stuck in the esophagus to do damage, I'm concerned what the gel would do if it gets to the esophagus and has to lay there till we can elevate her in the morning.
Thanking you in advance for any information you can supply.
RE: Product information for a megaesophagus dog
A megaesophagus occurs when the muscles of the esophagus stop functioning normally. The throat will enlarge and food can only get to the stomach by gravity. It is a very difficult problem to treat. I don't know of any cures. Most owners control the environment and give food and water from an elevated source. Many owners will also "dance" with their dogs after a meal. By holding up their front legs, they use gravity to get the food to the stomach. It is usually diagnosed by x-ray, as the esophagus will be dramatically enlarged.
I would probably just recommend using the spray since it works well and then you won't have to worry about any gel residure sitting in the esophagus long term.