Dogs are man’s best friend, and of course, you’d want to return your fur babies the favor by only giving them the best. If that means going on long walks, playing with them, and making sure it always has an adequate supply of food and water, then by all means. That also includes making sure they’re in good health so that they can live a long and happy life.
But did you know 90% of dog owners are not aware their dogs may have oral care issues? If left untreated, these issues could lead to serious health complications like tooth loss, the feeling of discomfort and pain, and the systemic infection of other organs. On top of all that, 80% of dogs over the age of three are more likely to have periodontal diseases like gum disease.
It could be a little daunting and scary, but you can still do something to keep your fur baby safe. As responsible pet owners, what can you do to give your fur baby the most effective oral care? Here’s where PEDIGREE DentaStix comes in.
Dubbed the number one trusted solution for your dog’s best oral care, PEDIGREE DentaStix has a triple action formula that helps reduce tartar build-up, cleans hard-to-reach teeth with its unique X shape, and supports gum health for your fur baby’s all-around oral care.
At the #PedigreeDentaStixOralCare online event, PEDIGREE DentaStix was introduced as a way to keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy. The event, hosted by corgi mom Jaz Reyes, was joined by Mars Pet Nutrition Philippines General Manager Johnny Racoma; Scientific Communication Manager Dr. Saza Curaming; Miss World 2013 Megan Young and her fur baby Soba; and Janess Cua, the fur momma of Instagram sensation Paningning the Shih Tzu.
During the event, Racoma explained how Mars Petcare has been using research and science over the past forty years to produce thousands of scientific studies and innovations in animal health and welfare. And one of the products they’re most proud of is PEDIGREE DentaStix. Establishing an oral hygiene routine is very important for our dogs’ oral health, and PEDIGREE DentaStix is one of the best solutions for doing so. It comes with a customised size that fits each dog size oral structure to support clean teeth. It also has a triple action formula that helps remove tartar build-up, cleans hard-to-reach teeth with its unique X shape, and supports gum health, too.
Taking care of your pets’ oral health
Mars’ in-house vet and Scientific Communication Manager Dr. Saza Curaming shared important knowledge about the basics of taking care of your dog’s teeth and the health risks of not doing so.
“Sadly, 90% of owners think that their dog’s teeth are perfectly healthy,” she said. She further 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 your 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 (PD).
Dr. Saza enumerated the risks associated with PD, including how it’s linked to the inflammation of the kidney and heart tissue and how its bacteria are able to 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.
The veterinarian explained how PEDIGREE DentaStix is an effective oral care solution, designed to fit with any dog’s oral structure. It is also made with sodium triphosphate (STPP) and zinc sulfate, both of which inhibit the accumulation of plaque and tartar.
Trusted by fur parents
Certified fur mommas Megan Young with her toy poodle Soba and Janess Cua with Paningning the shih tzu swear by PEDIGREE DentaStix for their fur babies. “For your dog’s oral health, I really recommend PEDIGREE DentaStix. Based on our personal experience, my dog has healthy gums and teeth. And it’s true, one PEDIGREE DentaStix a day can really keep the tartar away.”
If you think your fur baby deserves the best, take care of their oral health by giving them #OneDentastixADayKeepsTarTarAway. Head to your nearest pet shops, supermarkets, convenience stores, hardware chains, Shopee or Lazada today!