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3 in 4 cats have some form of dental disease. 1 in 3 adult cats are are dealing with arthritis and other joint issues. Both conditions are painful, and since cats are masters at hiding pain, you may not even be aware that your cat is suffering. Wouldn’t you love to have one single remedy that not only addresses both of these issues, but that is so easy to administer that your cat will think she’s getting a treat?
What is 1TDC™?
1TDC™ (which stands for 1-TetraDecanol Complex) is a revolutionary natural solution that keeps joints, muscles and gums healthy at a cellular level. This product goes beyond supplements containing glucosamine and fish oil. It works systemically as a catalyst to allow the body to improve joint and oral health.
1TDC™ is a proprietary blend of fatty acids that are derived from beef tallow. They are then formulated into a unique fatty acid complex in a CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the FDA) food-grade facility in the USA. These fatty acids are different from the essential acids you find in products like fish oil.
1TDC™’s unique technology is highly and rapidly absorbed, whether applied topically on the gums or taken orally in capsule form. When it enters the body, 1TDC™ has a tremendous affinity for white blood cells, which allows it to get where it is needed quickly. 1TDC™ efficiently does the job without interfering with other elements of your cat’s health.
- Oral Health: Applied directly to the gums, 1TDC™ is a natural solution that keeps gums healthy, which maintains the structural integrity of the teeth
- Joint Health: 1TDC™ keeps joints and muscles healthy at a cellular level, beyond traditional ingredients like glucosamine and fish oil.
- Skin & Coat Health: As the largest organ, the skin also functions as an important part of the immune system. Healthy skin helps protect against external threats such as viruses and bacteria. 1TDC™ will keep your cat’s coat shiny and healthy.
- Performance & Recovery: Because of the hip & joint support 1TDC™ provides, it supports your cat’s muscular power and stamina, which leads to better performance and faster recovery from illness or injury
Backed by research and veterinary dentists
There are endless products on the market that are designed to help with dental issues arising from tartar and plaque. However, until now, veterinary dentists and general veterinarians have not had a product available that directly impacts the gum health of their patients. With 1TDC™, they do.
The 1TDC™ technology has been clinically proven effective and was published in The Journal of Periodontology in 2007 and 2009. Dr. James Anthony, a boarded veterinary dentist with over 30 years of experience, conducted a double blind periodontal health study with cats at The University of Saskatchewan. His research demonstrated positive results beyond the studies published in The Journal of Periodontology.
“I was amazed at the positive results from the use of the 1TDC™ technology,” said Dr. Anthony, BSc(Agr), DVM, MRCVS, FAVD, DAVDC, DEVDC, Pag. “All periodontal measurements in the test animals improved significantly. The more I use the 1TDC™ technology, the more impressed I am.”
Unique capsule design, easy administration
1TDC™ has been designed as a unique (and kind of cute!) heart-shaped twist off capsule. You simply hold the little heart tight and twist the big heart.
4 ways to administer
After twisting the capsule open:
- Squeeze capsule and let them lick it as it exits the capsule.
- Apply on top of your cat’s food. A cat’s natural licking motion will distribute the product onto the gums sufficiently.
- Gently squeeze the capsule contents into the mouth. Squeeze half on one side and then the remainder on the other side.
- Squeeze capsule contents on your cat’s paw or nose and he/she will lick it off.
A portion will be absorbed into the gums and provide the periodontal benefit, and the rest will be swallowed and circulate throughout the body to provide the muscle and joint benefits. It’s important to understand that the only way your cat will get the periodontal benefits is if a portion of the product is absorbed through the gums.
Putting 1TDC™ to the test
I offered 1TDC™ to Allegra and Ruby on the tip of my finger. Allegra went nuts – I’ve never seen her take to a “treat” like this. Ruby was a little slower to accept it, but once she got a few licks in, she, too, gobbled it up. Now all I have to do is pick up the bottle from the kitchen counter, and Allegra starts singing for her 1TDC™. After the first few days, I started rubbing a portion of it on her gums before letting her lick the rest off my finger. Ruby prefers to take her 1TDC™ off a small dish.
I’m super excited about this product, especially for Allegra. I use MaxiGUARD Oral Cleansing Gel on her teeth daily, which is designed to reduce the accumulation of plaque and tartar. Her mouth has improved considerably since I started using that product. I’m confident that adding 1TDC™ to her daily dental care regimen will further improve her oral health, and I’m hoping that it will continue to extend the time between professional cleanings.
Ruby had all her teeth extracted last January, but just because she doesn’t have any teeth left doesn’t mean she isn’t subject to inflammation, so I’m going to give her 1TDC™ as well.
For more information about 1TDC™ and to purchase, please visit 1TDC.com.
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