All pet owners want the best for their dogs — four-legged companions that are considered part of the family. When it comes to their health, prevention is still better than cure so why not provide them with quality and and innovative products that will keep them healthy through and through?
A 'stick' for oral health
Ninety percent of dog owners are not aware their dogs may have oral care issues. If left untreated, these could lead to serious health complications like tooth loss, feeling of discomfort and pain, and the systemic infection of other organs. On top of all that, 80 percent of dogs over the age of three are more likely to have periodontal diseases like gum disease.
To prevent these from happening, Pedigree offers DentaStix, a trusted solution for dog's best oral care. Their triple action formula helps reduce tartar build-up, cleans hard to reach teeth with its unique X shape, and supports gum health for every fur baby's all-around oral care.
To raise awareness, the brand held a private media Zoom launch to discuss the effects of poor oral hygiene for dogs.
During the event, Mars Pet Nutrition Philippines Scientific Communication Manager, Dr. Saza Curaming explained that gum disease begins when bacteria sticks to the surface of the dog's teeth. The bacteria forms an off-white, sticky layer called dental plaque which can harden and turn into tartar if not removed. If a dog has brown, rough deposits on their teeth, that's tartar. In time, both plaque and tartar can cause inflammation of the gums. This is called periodontal disease.
She also touched on the risks involving periodontal disease (PD). For one, it's linked to the inflammation of the kidney and heart tissue. The bacteria associated with PD can also spread to the heart and lungs, where it can create more problems. Lastly, geriatric dogs with severe PD suffer more from cardiac diseases compared to geriatric dogs without PD.
Dr. Saza mentioned how DentaStix is an effective oral care solution. It was designed to fit with any dog's oral structure, and made with STPP and Zinc Sulfate, both of which inhibit the accumulation of plaque and tartar.
DentaStix is available at leading pet shops, supermarkets, convenient stores, hardware chains, and online via Shopee and Lazada.
Yummy supplements for every dog
Dr. Shiba officially launches in the Philippines with its range of high-end functional dog snacks. With a mission to upgrade and enrich the everyday lives of dogs, the holistic dog wellness brand is focused on creating functional products tailored to every dog's needs.
The German-formulated dog snacks were co-developed and endorsed by veterinary experts as functional supplements packed into yummy treats.
“Having owned dogs ourselves in the founders' team, we know that it's incredibly hard to find the right kind of healthy snack for your canine that also tastes yummy. We, therefore, set out to create an assortment of different healthy snacks supporting your dog's specific needs while still tasting great,” said Simon Hornstein, Dr. Shiba's COO.
Using selected high-quality natural ingredients, Dr. Shiba is able to provide sustainable, toxin-free snacks and essentials for dogs. The treats are packed with nutrients that offer health benefits for dogs in the most convenient and fun ways.
Currently, Dr. Shiba has three dog supplements treats available — Happy Tummy, which is created to encourage healthy digestion in dogs and help them build a stronger immunity towards illness; Jolly Joints, set to strengthen joints and hips, protect dogs against injury, and to improve balance and coordination; and Silky Fur to provide dogs with perfectly shiny and soft fur. Additional products are already being developed by the Dr. Shiba team.
Dr. Shiba is now available online. Visit https://www.facebook.com/bydrshiba for more details.
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