Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pets Need Dental Care Too | Ultrasound Technology with the Emmi-pet

Do you brush you pets' teeth? Just like us humans, pets need to have their teeth brushed on a regular basis. Dental disease is bad news and can cause health problems like heart disease, kidney disease, and even mouth pain among other things. All the bacteria in your pet's mouth gets flushed through the organs in their body. Brushing your pet's teeth helps keep bacteria levels down and prevents dental disease.

For the past month our dog, Shiner, has been having her teeth brushed with the Emmi-pet Ultrasound Toothbrush. It's a pretty fancy pet toothbrush with some cool technology. It's not just your regular old pet toothbrush, it has ultrasound technology and actually requires no brushing movements by you.


At first, I was apprehensive to try the Emmi-pet because I thought it was going to vibrate. We've tried a vibrating toothbrush in the past and Shiner wasn't a fan. I was assured that this toothbrush does not vibrate, and it doesn't.

How does Emmi-pet work? 

My favorite part about the Emmi-pet is that it can reach places that regular pet toothbrushes can't. And you can do it all without any vibrations, motion, or sounds. How so? Here are the details about how Emmi-pet works, taken from their website:
"Emmi-pet generates ultrasound with a patented ultrasonic microchip that is embedded inside the brush head. This chip creates up to 84 million ultrasonic (air oscillations) impulses per minute and transmits them via the bristles and the special animal bio-compatible Nano-bubble toothpaste onto the teeth giving your pet a superior cleaning. The ultrasonic impulses are able to penetrate teeth and gums destroying bacteria and germs where bristles can’t reach. This is essential in reducing and protecting against periodontal (gum) disease."
I was happy to see that many people are using the human version of this product, the Emmi-dent. The only difference is the pet version doesn't vibrate. If it's good enough for a person, then I think it's good enough for my dog too.

The Emmi-pet came with a charging station and we charged it up for 24 hours before using it. The charging station is small and doesn't take up much room. Plus, I won't need to use the charger that often because it has a very long battery life. It came with a large and small toothbrush head and the special Emmi-pet toothpaste. The Emmi-pet toothbrush has special light indicators on it that tell you when it's on and off since you wouldn't be able to tell otherwise.


Shiner still isn't the biggest fan of having her teeth brushed and she's better some days more than others. Usually, if I wear her out before I brush her teeth she behaves better for me. The only downside of the Emmi-pet for us is that it does seem hard to reach the lingual side of her teeth with the toothbrush.

But, overall we like this product and would recommend it to others for their pet's at home dental care. It's a good long-term investment for your pet's dental health. It can be used on both cats and dogs.


If you'd like the chance to win an Emmi-pet for your pet, we have a giveaway! You can enter to win an Emmi-pet Ultrasound Toothbrush by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on June 7th at midnight CST. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We received an Emmi-pet at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed here are our own! 

57 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed that Shiner lets you brush her teeth - Huffle HATES it when I mess with his teeth/mouth and he's so hard to keep still during mouth inspections. I am trying to acclimate him, though and this would be a great help when he does cooperate.

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    1. She will let me do almost anything to her, but she's more resistant in her senior years it seems.

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  2. Wow no way would we allow that. She has to resort to dry food to keep my nashers clean. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. That's a super thingy, it's on my wishlist now! I dislike when they brush my teeth, but with some small battles they are able to clean my chompers :o)

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    1. They are kind of near to you Easy - made in Germany ;)

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  4. How neat. Our one dog had major dental issues and our cat now has some. I'll check this out, my sister might be interested in this!

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  5. Wow, I have never heard of such a toothbrush! I don't brush my baby's teeth; this sounds like an excellent cleaning devise.

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  6. That looks pretty interesting. Torrey is super good at letting me brush her teeth.

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  7. YES, we are big on dental cleaning. Now that Sugar is a senior, brushing is every other day. Another PAWsome toothbrush. Will check it out. Golden Woofs

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  8. That is so cool and Shiner you are the pawfect model. Hope you all has a super weekend xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  9. You are a very brave one Shiner!

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  10. That looks fantastic! I'm never happy with the dental products I try for my dogs. Maybe this one will be it!

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  11. That looks like a great toothbrush! Loved your review, very informative!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  12. I do but I don't do it often enough!

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  13. Oh wow! It doesn't vibrate OR make noise?!? That would be the toothbrush for me, then! The electric toothbrush I have makes a weird noise and I do NOT like it at all. Thanks for a great review, Miss Ann and Shiner!
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. Shiner didn't like her vibrating toothbrush either, but she doesn't flip out with this one.

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  14. Wow, very cool. Sounds like a great product. We all need our teeths brushed!!!

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  15. Wow, very cool. Sounds like a great product. We all need our teeths brushed!!! -- Delilah, Sampson, Sophie, Sassy, Caster, and Mom Emily (Hall)

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  16. I brush Luma's at every opportunity, and I know exactly what you mean about them doing better after wearing them out! haha! She is really not a fan of the brushing motion, so I bet this would be awesome! It seems like it would be a much more thorough clean that I can get most of the time too!

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  17. I brush my dogs teeth and I believe this would make it less time consuming.

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  18. I don't.. I've tried and she's not into it at all.

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  19. Looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for the give away and the post.

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  20. I brush my dogs' teeth, but a toothbrush made for pets would make the job so much easier.

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  21. I wonder if we can get those here> Sounds like a great idea

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    1. I'm pretty sure you can! They are made in Germany and available in European countries too.

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    2. You can get your Emmi-pet at www.Emmi-dent.com. We have a promotion code for free shipping and 10% off "HEALTHYPET"

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    3. I also wanted to add that you have a 30 day money back warranty minus shipping on the Emmi-pet! So, if by chance the Emmi-pet does not work out you can always return it! Personally speaking, my 19 year old schnauzer is not a fan, however, our younger dogs (ages 1 to 8) do very well with the brush! If I can answer any questions please email me at Karen.Chargo@Emmi-dent.com. Thank you Ann and everyone!

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    4. Thank you Karen for sharing this extra info! And wow - a 19 year old Schnauzer. That is absolutely amazing!

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  22. It looks like a great product to invest in. I don't brush Dolly's teeth but since it doesn't move there's a small chance she'll tolerate it. Teeth cleaning at the vet is so expensive and with the anesthesia and all this could be the way to go. Thanks for the great review!

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  23. We would love to win this. We brush every night before bed, but manually. None of us like the noisy vibrating brushes. This would be great!

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  24. OMD ... could this be the answer to our brushing woes?? CindyLu does NOT like me messing around in her mouth with the vibrating brush, and it's so hard to find any other way to ensure I'm getting her teeth clean. This sounds awesome! What a cool product.

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  25. now that's interesting, I wonder if I could get it anywhere near my cat..

    and what about multiple pets? do they sell multiple heads?

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    1. The heads are removable and therefore I'm lead to believe that they do sell extra heads. Ours came with 2 heads, one is small and the other is large.

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    2. You can find replacement small brush heads (kids and ladies) for our smaller dogs and cats and the larger brush heads under (Adult brush heads) at our website www.Emmi-dent.com

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  26. The mom wants to try one of these on us. We say...good luck!

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  27. This is very integrating product, I didn't even know there was something like this out on the market. I'm thinking that this just might work out better to brush my dogs' teeth with, less brushing action would make them happier.

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  28. Doxies have rotten teeth. Doxies do not like their teeth brushed. This seems like a perfect solution.

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  29. I think the best part about this brush is how easy it makes the "brushing." Regularly cleaning a dog's teeth is a tough habit for dog owners to get into, so anything that makes it even slightly easier is a plus.

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  30. Great review. I do brush two of my dogs teeth. Gambler needs his brushed daily as he has had a lot of dental work done so need to keep his teeth clean.

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  31. I have brushed my dogs teeth but I am not as diligent as I should be. It is such a wrestling match that I am not as proactive as I should be. Good idea to do it after exercise ... I need to remember that. It might make using this easier :)

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    1. Yep! The exercise trick also works for dogs who do not like to have their nails trimmed. Sometimes anyways.

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  32. That does sound like a great way to brush the dog's teeth. I wish I had started brushing Ande's teeth when she was a puppy. She would not let me do it now. Great review. Take care.

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  33. This dog brush sounds awesome. Especially since it doesnt vibrate, which I know my dog would freak out with.

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  34. My dog HATES it when I brush her teeth. I feel so bad that it stresses her out. I wish she understood that I am doing it because I love her.

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  35. We try to brush our dogs teeth, like you some days are ok and others it's more of a struggle..

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  36. Heather Hayes PanjonJune 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Yes I Do Brush My Dog's Teeth, The Emmi-pet Brush Would Help A lot!

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  37. My dog lets me brush her teeth but the actual brushing motion is a little tricky! This product sounds awesome.

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  38. One of the things I blog about most often is brushing your dog's teeth. I do this every day and sometimes twice a day with Dexter. In fact, we did the same with our last dog, Brandy Noel. At almost 15 years of age she never needed a professional cleaning. Please for the love of dog, I must win: Dex loves his teeth brushing and this would help more with tartar!

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  39. I have not tried brushing Tyson's teeth yet.. I know I need to start, but he's a crazy puppy as it is. I just need to suck it up!

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  40. Just starting to do my research on teeth brushing and would love to try this product out

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  41. Thanks for the review! I didn't realize this kind of toothbrush was even available for pets.

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  42. Thanks for the review! I didn't realize this type of technology was available for pets. I keep saying I'm going to start brushing Diesel's teeth but I keep procrastinating. :(

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  43. We haven't been brushing our dog's teeth at home. This should save us a lot of money in vet bills to have them done there!
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  44. Brilliant! My Pittie needs these in her senior years, too.

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  45. I don't brush as often as I should... but this would definitely help!!

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  46. One DOG lets me brush her teeth, the other one does not.

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  47. Due to spammers leaving comments trying to promote their human dental practices, comments on this post have been closed.

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