Indications for Use
OraStrip QuickCheck Canine is designed solely for in-clinic use by veterinary professionals and should be used only as directed. It is best used in conjunction with visual clinical exams and can be administered with or without the use of anesthetic. It is not recommended for in-home use or in cases where there is overt bleeding in the gums.
OraStrip QuickCheck Canine has two recommended use scenarios, depending on the oral health history of the patient:
- For dogs without documented history of periodontal disease -OraStrip should be used twice per year as part of routine, healthy-dog examinations. For dogs with an OraStrip score of 0 — within the “healthy range” — there is no sign of active infection, therefore the use of OraStrip should be repeated every six months.
For dogs with an OraStrip score of 1 or above – outside the “healthy” range – active oral infection is present and further examination is needed to verify the extent of tissue destruction, as well as determining an appropriate treatment plan. The test should be repeated every 3 months to monitor gingival health.
- For dogs with documented history of periodontal disease – Before probing, obtain or compare a baseline OraStrip reading to monitor periodontal disease activity. This should be repeated every 3 months or more frequently, as needed, to monitor gingival health. Upon every subsequent examination, the OraStrip reading should be compared to previous visits to monitor periodontal disease activity and possible progression of disease indicia such as radiographic bone loss.