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    5 Veterinarian-Approved Tips for Pet Dental Health Month Inbox

    Contrary to popular belief, “doggy breath” is not normal. In fact, it could be a sign that your furry BFF has some serious bacteria and plaque building up, or worse, they could be developing dental disease.


    According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, some 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. That’s why National Pet Dental Health Month this February is the perfect time for pet parents to brush up on their pet’s oral health, which also impacts their overall health and could lead to other problems just like it does in humans.


    To help, Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist Dr. Jan Bellows has 5 tips and important things pet parents should know for you to consider using in a story for your readers this month. He is also available for interviews to discuss these further and answer questions.


    1. Healthy Nutrition: One of the most vital parts of maintaining your pet’s dental health is providing them with a nutritious diet that also takes care of their teeth. One veterinarian recommended option is Hill’s Science Diet Oral Care for dogs and cats, which improves their dental health by reducing plaque and tartar buildup.

    2. Daily Brushing: To help prevent gum disease and other dental problems, pet parents should brush their dog’s or cat’s teeth every day. And be sure to use a professional-grade pet toothpaste with a stamp of approval from the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC), like Petsmile Professional Pet Toothpaste that comes in flavors like, say cheese and rotisserie chicken.

    3. Dental Treats: There’s plenty of treats available these days that are specifically made to help prevent plaque buildup and help with their breath. The VOHC has a list of carefully reviewed products proven to benefit your pet’s oral health, one being Greenies Dental Treats for dogs and another being Whiskas Dentabites for cats.

    4. Annual Cleanings: Veterinarians recommend taking your pet in for a professional dental exam and cleaning every year to prevent tooth loss, dental disease, and other problems while making sure their entire mouth is cleaned. Plus, your vet can apply a professional sealant, like Sanos Dental Sealant, to help prevent plaque from attaching under your pet’s gums for up to 6 months.

    5. Pulling Teeth: Canine dental extractions are (unfortunately) one of the most common veterinary surgeries. When your pet’s dental care is neglected and leads to gum disease, an extraction is the only way to take away the pain they’re in and restore their oral health. If that’s the case, your veterinarian can use a plant-based gel called Vetigel that stops the bleeding within seconds – and  without the need to apply any pressure – to help your pet recover and get back to their normal level of activity and appetite.

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    Pet Releaf, the market-leading CBD hemp health brand for pets:

    • The Pet Releaf Calming Edibites and hemp oils are excellent gifts to help with the situational stress that pops up during the holidays (from visitors, travel, etc.), and the delicious Edibites varieties even come in trial sizes for the perfect stocking stuffer fit.
    • PetReleaf.com promo codes for 30% off sitewide + free shipping include:
      • Halloween: PRHALLOWEEN30 expires 11/15
    • Pet Releaf began in the early 2000s with a mission of changing what healthy means for pets, and it has helped over 2.5 million pets on their health journey. Its products support calmness, a healthy immune system, healthy hip and joints, and a healthy digestive system.
      • Pet Releaf is the first and only pet brand to receive program certifications from the three most trusted organizations in their respective industries: National Animal Supplement Council, U.S. Hemp Authority™, and USDA Organic on some products
      • From seed to sale, from plant to pet, Pet Releaf oversees the entire manufacturing process to provide pets with the highest quality CBD pet products. Its hemp is sourced from US-based farms, using sustainable and regenerative practices, and grown with no herbicides or pesticides. It also extracts from the entire hemp plant to retrieve all of the beneficial cannabinoids from the hemp plant including CBD to benefit your pet’s overall wellness as well as target specific areas in their body. From there, all the Pet Releaf chews are made using whole food, human-grade ingredients that contain no fillers, corn, wheat, soy, dairy, or chemical preservatives. After production, its products go through third-party laboratory testing monthly to ensure product quality and potency. You can view all of its product testings and certifications at https://petreleaf.com/product_testing.
      • It gives back to the community during the holidays and all year long through its Rescue Releaf program in an effort to make the situation a little less stressful on rescue and foster pups as they adjust to new homes
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    One Happy Pair: DTC Dog Food Brand, Tailored® Pet, Plans to Knock Dog Moms’ Socks Off

    New direct-to-consumer personalized dog food brand, Tailored® Pet, announced today that it will celebrate Mother’s Day with an exclusive, limited-time promotion designed to thank dog moms for all they do to keep their “fur-babies” happy and healthy.

    The brand’s special promotion, which will begin on Wednesday, April 28, will offer pet parents a special Mother’s Day bundle, including an 80 percent discount on their first subscription order of Tailored personalized dog food, plus two free gifts – a plush bone toy for the pup and adorable, cozy “Dog Mom” socks for mom.  To take advantage of this limited time offer, which will end Friday, April 30, pet parents can visit the company’s website, take a quick three-minute quiz to receive their dog’s personalized recipe recommendation, and enter code MOM80 at checkout. Get started at TailoredPet.com.

    The brief questionnaire asks detailed questions about the consumer’s dog, ranging from gender and breed size to specific food sensitivities and health concerns. Using this information, the brand’s canine nutrition experts recommend a personalized recipe tailored to each pet’s individual needs to help them live their healthiest, happiest life.

    “While we all love our pups, we know, in many households, the moms are making most of the decisions when it comes to their pup’s care and shouldering much of the responsibility of pet parenthood,” said Annina Silverman, Chief Marketing Officer of Tailored Pet.

    “Since our pups don’t have the words to say ‘thank you’ themselves, we hope dog moms will consider this special bundle – which, in addition to high-quality personalized nutrition for your pup’s best life and a toy for your dog, also includes these cute and cozy ‘dog mom’ socks – as a little Mother’s Day gift from the furry kids in their lives,” Ms. Silverman said.

    Ms. Silverman went on to explain that the company’s subscription model is designed specifically for the busy mom, allowing pet parents to have their dog’s individual recipe delivered with fast, free – and safe – shipping directly to their door at the frequency they choose. Subscribers also receive a 10 percent ongoing discount, and the company offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee.

    “As busy moms ourselves, we understand the juggle and how difficult it can be to meet the needs of all the dogs – and people – in our lives. With a Tailored subscription, we can save dog moms a trip to the store, so they have more time to spend with their families.”

    The company also offsets 100 percent of their carbon emissions from shipping and follows strict food safety procedures and practices, so pet parents can feel confident about safely feeding Tailored to their furry family members, and doing something good for the Earth, too.

    This special Mother’s Day promotion is valid while supplies last.

    About Tailored® Pet
    Tailored® Pet is a new direct-to-consumer, personalized pet food company dedicated to helping pets live their healthiest, happiest lives by personalizing recipes with the right nutrients for each dog’s unique needs. Each Tailored recipe is designed with highest-quality ingredients by pet nutritionists, approved by veterinarians, and shipped directly to the consumer’s door – free of charge – at the frequency they choose. What’s more, every Tailored blend is safely cooked in the USA, is fairly priced without retail markups, and comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. The company is also dedicated to feeding a healthier, happier Earth through several sustainability initiatives, including a recyclable packaging partnership with TerraCycle, carbon-neutral shipping to offset its carbon emissions, and printing materials on recycled paper. To get started personalizing a recipe today, visit TailoredPet.com.

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    Chompery™, a new line of butcher-quality dog treats

    Available across the U.S. and Canada, The Chompery dog treats are all natural, single-ingredient, and sourced and produced in the U.S.


    WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cargill introduced today The Chompery, a new brand of butcher-quality dog treats. Developed to address the latest consumer trends, The Chompery dog treats are all natural, single-ingredient and both sourced and produced in the U.S.

    With a broad portfolio of high-quality treats, The Chompery offers products for multiple usage occasions and purposes, including long-lasting entertainment, rewards and training. The Chompery bones, ribs, windpipes and jerkies provide a variety of options that meet the main motivations of treat purchasers – functional, entertainment, training and bonding1.

    “Dog owners have so many reasons to treat their pets. Whether they are training a pup, rewarding their dog for good behavior or keeping them entertained while busy, dog owners require the right type of treat,” said Cargill Marketing Manager Kelsie Reuter. “The Chompery was developed with a variety of all natural, single-ingredient products, so dog owners can have a treat on hand that they feel good about feeding their pet on any occasion.”

    Pet owners are also focused on sourcing and the ingredients of the products they purchase for their pets. More than half of dog owners seek out treats that are made in the USA1, and “easily digestible” and “natural” were among the most important product claims cited by treat buyers in a Cargill survey. Addressing consumer concern about pet health and treat origin, The Chompery treats are all natural, made with single high-quality ingredients, and sourced and made in the USA.

    Pet treat purchases are frequent, and 65% of dog treat purchases are unplanned1. To provide consumers with a new dog treat option outside the pet aisle, The Chompery products will be available in the meat aisle at grocery stores across the U.S. and Canada.

    The launch of The Chompery coincides with rising demand for pet treats in the U.S, as pet owners seek solutions to keep their pets occupied while working from home. In a Cargill survey conducted last summer, 90% of dog owners reported spending the same or more on their pet than they did before the pandemic. In a separate survey conducted last April, 18% of dog owners said they were giving their dog more treats, and 12% said they were giving their dogs more chews and bones.

    To learn more about The Chompery and the full line of products, visit www.TheChompery.com.

    About Cargill
    Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

    We combine 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.

    1Packaged Fact “Pet Treat and Chews in the U.S., 3rd Edition” September 2019

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    Petralyte Launches Electrolyte and Nutrient Formula Tailored Specifically for Dogs

    Petralyte, a new product that boosts hydration and nutrition in dogs, has officially launched in the pet market. The electrolyte supplement is made to deliver superior hydration and added health benefits with the special bonus of meaty flavors. The formula, which has been veterinary-certified, drastically improves the speed and efficiency of water absorption, allowing dogs to stay active and healthy.

    Co-Founders Alex Osborne and Akash Appachi realized the need for Petralyte after Alex nearly lost his beloved furry friend to dehydration while hiking in Los Angeles. They thought to themselves that no other pet owner should have to go through this terrifying experience and wanted to create a way to keep all of our best mates healthy. Animals are an important part of our lives, and Alex and Akash have a shared goal of helping dogs in need either due to dehydration or neglect. After talking to multiple veterinarians and pet owners, they saw a gap in the market for pet products that provide fast hydration. Alex and Akash went on to work with a group of veterinarians to create a product that is simple to use and helps dogs of all energy levels get the proper water intake.

    “Through my own experience, and the fear of almost losing Bali, I knew right away that there was a need for Petralyte,” says Co-founder Alex Osborne. “After consulting multiple vets we learned that there aren’t many hydration products out there, and just as us humans need quick hydration, our pets do too. We wanted to create a formula that ensures other pets don’t experience what Bali endured.”

    Dehydration related to heat stress is one of the most common preventable causes of death in dogs. Petralyte works to combat this problem by providing an on-the-go formula packed with important nutrients. Delivered in a convenient single-use portable powder-sachet, customers simply empty the contents into water, mix, and allow pets to enjoy.  With three animal-favorite flavors, chicken, beef and turkey, there’s a choice for all.

    “We launched Petralyte in 2020 during a global pandemic, which is tough, but we felt it was a necessary product. We rationalized that our product was important, and our mission was to help animals in need, so it was worth it to continue investing in the business,” says Co-founder Akash Appachi. “We’re excited to make a difference with a product that is accessible, easy to use while on-the-go, and has many added health benefits.”

    The unique formula addresses multiple health needs for your pets and also benefits hip and joint issues, vision, kidney and bladder wellness, and muscle and heart strength. The formula contains Glucosamine to support mobility and joint comfort, cranberry to help promote renal function and bladder health, and Taurine to keep your pet’s eyes healthy, help muscles function better and promote cardiovascular health. Veterinary-certified through extensive research and trial testing, Petralyte is proven to deliver necessary nutrients and maximize hydration.

    Veterinarian and scientific consultant Dr. Catherine Hagan, C.V.M., Ph.D., worked with Petralyte to conduct a study on the basics of canine hydration and how electrolytes and nutrients support overall health. The study resulted in a white paper that was published in December 2020, and details what healthy dogs need and why, highlighting the importance of an electrolyte supplement.

    “When I first learned about Petralyte I was immediately intrigued. Dehydration is a common issue for dogs and they don’t always show symptoms,” says Dr. Catherine Hagan. “The work Alex and Akash have put into creating a formula that not only solves, but prevents, hydration issues is impressive. I was thrilled to conduct a white-paper study that shows the need for this type of electrolyte supplement.”

    As a company Petralyte’s passion is to help animals in need around the world. With every purchase of Petralyte, they donate a serving to a pup in need. Customers can purchase a box of 16 easy to use satchets on the e-commerce site, Petralyte.com. As Petralyte grows as a brand they have great plans to support animal charities, shelters and veterinarians. Available nationwide with hopes to expand internationally.

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    Cute New Gadget: Imagine Walking the Dog germ-free

    Walking your dog is mostly fun, except when he/she decides to poop and you have to pick it up! I always want to wash my hands immediately after scooping poop and until now, had to carry hand sanitizer in my already too small pockets.

    Wrist Dispenser is a comfortable and wearable band that allows you to sensitize hands free with a stylish and customizable look. The product is used by pulling the small nozzle out of the band and squirting it onto your hand, and when you finish you simply tuck the nozzle back in the band. It’s perfect for the dog park too, when you’re petting all the dogs!!!


    All Wrist Dispensers are affordable at only $14 and made for everyone. It’s easily washable, can be refilled with your preferred hand sanitizer, and a full bag is good for 30 uses.