No changes in systemic health were observed in either of the groups. Oral health of both groups did not differ at the beginning of the study, but at the end (day 28) they showed significant differences in mean (mathematical average) mouth gingivitis and plaque index scores, indicating less observed inflammation and plaque formation in the test group. No differences between the groups could be observed on calculus formation.
The results of the present study indicate a positive influence of STAY-C®50 on the oral health of cats. Long term studies are warranted to elucidate the influence of STAY-C®50 on slow acting processes like calculus formation.