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CET Oral Hygiene Rinse (8 oz) by VIRBAC

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CET Oral Hygiene Rinse contains ZincChlorhexidate™, a synergistic combination of two effective oral hygiene compounds to guard against plaque without brushing. ZincChlorhwxidate™ combines chlorhexidine, the most effective antiplaque agent available, and zinc gluconate, a compound which inhibits plaque and calculus maturation, enhances the antiplaque activity of chlorhexidine and reduces bad breath. C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse also contains cetylpyridinium chloride for fresher, clean-smelling breath.

Use C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse daily on days when brushing isn't possible. C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse is alcohol free, and will leave your pet with clean teeth and fresh breath while providing soothing, temporary relief of minor gum irritation.


0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate, 0.05% cetylpyridinium chloride, and zinc in a soothing alcohol-free vehicle. Chlorhexidine is present in free and encapsulated form.

Useful Information

Rinse daily following each meal or as directed by your veterinarian. Hold bottle in the upright position, below your pet's field of vision. Gently elevate the upper lip to expose the teeth and gums. Point and squeeze to apply a gentle stream of C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse. Avoid touching the gum with the nozzle to avoid any injury in case of movement of your pet.

Customer Reviews

Review Summary
44 Reviews
68% (30)
16% (7)
11% (5)
2% (1)
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93% Recommend this product (41 of 44 responses)
By Lynda H.
I highly recommend! I use this on dogs and cats!
June 22, 2021
Vets ask what I do to keep teeth clean, slide along teeth under gum while squeezing bottle. They won't like any strange object in their mouth at first but get used to it. I have tasted it! No strong taste. I didn't taste anything. Highly recommend! Greatly reduces teeth cleanings at the vet.
By AllMyKidsHavePaws
reduces bad breath from gingivitis
June 5, 2015
My chihuahua has a serious heart problem (mitral valve regurgitation), thus cannot be put under anesthesia for teeth cleaning. His teeth are full of tartar and his breath was terrible. Even though I brush his teeth daily, it didn't seem to help. I worried about all that bacteria going into his blood stream and affecting his internal organs.

After using this product twice a day after meals, his breath smells much better, so it must be working at least to some extent. It's easy to apply, just one squirt in the side of his mouth. He doesn't like the taste, but tolerates it.
By Cyndee
Mesa, az
Very good
May 30, 2015
Has been great! My bichon had gingivitis frequently and had to be on antibiotics and frequent teeth cleaning. With this rinse and CET tootpaste he has gone 2 years not needing a cleaning or having gingivitis.
By Kay
Oliver, British Columbia
Works great!
May 11, 2015
I've been using the Rinse for several months and find it helps keep plaque down and softens it so it is easy to remove., especially if you combine it with using the enzymatic toothpaste. It is also wonderful for gum health and easy to apply. My dogs do not mind the taste and I often use a soft brush with it to get up under the gums.. I would definitely recommend it to all dog owners and especially those who have been having trouble with tartar on the teeth..
By momoffelicity
Aurora, IL
Best Mouth Rinse Ever!!
April 12, 2015
This wonderful product saved my Mini-Dachshund from an abcessed gum, along with antibiotics, the abcess went away and he's out of the pain! I highly recommend this for all your pets - even those with no dental problems. Believe me, it works, used daily it will help AVOID GUM DISEASE & OTHER SERIOUS DENTAL PROBLEMS.
By txstevie
Fort Worth Tx.
cet oral hygiene rinse
March 25, 2015
This is a excellent product. It really helps to keep teeth cleaner
Not sure!
January 26, 2015
Tried it a couple of times on my dog. She does NOT like it. One of the times, she was foaming at the mouth, but I might have squirted too much in it. I forget to do it regularly so I'm not sure how well it really works. The concept of rinsing between brushing sounded good though.
By rydersmom
Charlottesville, Va
works great!
August 17, 2014
I recently began using this on my dog who had his last dental cleaning in 2008. I am embarrassed to say that I did not stay on top of his oral hygiene and I thought we would need to have him go under anesthesia for a real cleaning. I really did not think he would cooperate with me, but he seems to actually enjoy me using a gauze pad and rubbing on his teeth. After 3 days of doing this, the plaque began scraping away and much improved breath! I think we will be graduating to a toothbrush very soon!
By dog l.
los angeles
Review for CET Oral Hygiene Rinse (8 oz) by VIRBAC
August 9, 2014
I still have a problem with the bottle leaking when the nozzle is attached.
Dental care
August 5, 2014
My vet recommended CET Oral Hygene Rince. My little dog is prone to plaque build up. I use a tooth paste and add the rinse.
By Shadowpete
Nor Cal at Arcata
No more bad breath...
July 15, 2014
I've been using this product on Dexter, toy for terrier, for about six months now and I'm happy with it's results. Dex has had bad smelling breath before I started using this product. Now, it's much better. And I see that the plaque on his canines has diminished. I think if you this from day one with a new puppy you might avoid expensive cleanings.
By al
Lyons, OR
doesn't remove tartar
May 7, 2014
I am not sure it really does anything.
It would be nice if it would help remove tartar
By Lancelot
Denver, CO
Great Product
March 7, 2014
Regular use of the CET Oral Hygiene Rinse coupled with brushing really helps minimize tarter buildup.
By alizpup
Athens, GA
Love, Love it, Love it.
March 5, 2014
My two dogs beg for the rinse because it tastes so good. It works as stated as well. Been using this item for several years and the boys never tire of their nightly dose. I recommend this rinse highly.
By AngelPup
Coventry, RI
Effective, but dogs don't like it
January 24, 2014
This oral rinse seems like it's effective, but my dogs really don't like it. I'm not sure if it doesn't taste good, if they don't like the feeling of it being squirted on their teeth, or both. I prefer to brush their teeth instead and they don't seem to mind that as much anyway.
By Shalimarmermaid
Oral Care
January 2, 2014
I use this daily as another way to keep tartar at bay and their breath fresh.
By amiga
December 15, 2013
What a great follow-up to brushing the dogs' teeth. They love it too. When I say, "Let's have some juice," they start licking their chops!
By Dorinda
Valencia, CA
Oral Rinse Easy to Use
October 17, 2013
This product is a great complement to brushing....It's very easy to use; however your dog may find the sensation of this unusual at first.
Great product and helps with plaque build-up.
By GearGal
Pasadena, CA
Miracle juice
October 2, 2013
This oral rinse is a miracle in a bottle. It's easy to use, highly effective and won't break the bank. I'll be using this stuff on my dogs for as long as they make it. Get some for your dog(s). You won't be sorry.
By vikki-o
Good Product!
August 15, 2013
Our greyhound's dentist recommended this for her, as in her old age she developed tooth/gum problems. It really helped her. Now, we use it for all of our dogs to keep their gums and teeth healthy between cleanings. We find that we don't have to brush quite as much when using this product. Entirely Pets has good prices on this product.
By Jersey G.
Lorton, VA
CET Oral Hygiene Rinse
July 9, 2013
Bought this for my dogs dental health routine. What a huge mistake. Says to squirt in mouth. I did that and the dogs just hated it, literally tried to spit it out and then some. They were gagging on it. I would think it may have to do with the high degree of mint in it perhaps? Maybe it was just my dogs that didn't like the strong taste. Would not recommend unless you know your dogs like a strong mint flavor.
By jane
Your dogs need to rinse too
June 22, 2013
My dog looks forward to her squirt every nite!
By Catlady
Good for simple dental hygiene
April 28, 2013
We got this at the recommendation of our vet. The angled squirt thingy makes it easy to squirt the solution onto the back molars. Good for helping to keep the teeth in good shape in between regular dental cleanings--reduces our cat's stinky breath.
By Peregrine
An alternative to tooth brushing
April 21, 2013
My 10-y.o. moyen poodle used to keep his teeth clean himself, abrading them by vigorous tough-toy-chewing. Nowadays, he has slowed down a little, isn't doing the real aggressive toy-chewing... result: slight mouth odor. Brushing his teeth (particularly because he is missing two teeth) is about the last thing I wish to do in life. So I was delighted to find this product by Virbac -- a good company, I use their ear cleaner. Just started using it, great results.
By semfan
Helps eliminate bad breath
March 30, 2013
I have been using this product for my pug twice daily in conjunction with the CET Beef flavored tarter control toothpaste and it works great. What a difference in her breath.
By dusty
Review for CET Oral Hygiene Rinse (8 oz) by VIRBAC
February 16, 2013
My greatest problem with this product is the application. It is always difficult to give any kind of medicine etc to my cats and this is no different. I would prefer a spray type of applicator - something that produces the spray faster. Just the sound of getting the liquid to the tip scares the cat. I am going to try a spray bottle. Now --- what is the status of my order of flea medication. I never received an e-mail acknowledging the fact that I ordered it? I have no way of tracking it since I did not receive an e-mail as your site tells me I will.
By doxie
Vet Recommended
December 18, 2012
Recommended by my vet several years ago to avoid plaque buildup for my 2 dogs and I have not had to have their teeth cleaned by vet since using this along with occasional brushing. My dogs line up after dinner for their mouth squirt!
By Nana T.
Great oral hygeine aid
November 27, 2012
I use this rinse after brushing my two poodle's teeth and it has helped clean their teeth and gums. I feel it helps kill the bacteria left behind especially on the back teeth. I put some on a small sponge (makeup type) and rub gently into the back teeth and gums. The breath odor is improving and the slim on the gums and teeth. I highly recommend this rinse.
By zielinam
Great product
November 8, 2012
Works great. Like mouthwash for doggies. Keeps teeth clean and gingivitis at bay.
Apex, NC
Great to keep dental problems at bay!
September 6, 2012
I use this every night on both dog's teeth. It has kept both of them from having gingivitis and was great while both were recovering from oral surgery. Just be sure to not poke the gums with the spout. I use my finger as a guide along their gums so even if they move you won't poke their gums.

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