The American Pet Products Association Celebrates National Pet Dental Health Month

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APPA's members give pet owners at-home products to help clean pet's canines

Toss & Floss by Hip Doggie

According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 53 percent of dog owners take care of their dog's dental health and 43 percent currently own dental product, which could still use improvement.

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and its members seek to combat bad breath, plaque and tartar buildup in honor of National Pet Dental Health Month (February). According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 53 percent of dog owners take care of their dog's dental health and 43 percent currently own dental product, which could still use improvement. However, cat owners tend to fall behind even more, with only 8 percent taking care of their cat's dental health. Below are some great at-home products manufactured by APPA members designed to help keep pet's dental health in check and help maintain proper dental health in between regular cleanings and checkups.

Dozers Dental Chews are a 100 percent all-natural chew made with eight
wholesome ingredients that work to combine flavor and design. Infused with a fresh and clean aroma to encourage excellent dental hygiene, these chews are offered in unique shapes and sizes to get in between teeth and scrub them clean.
Price: $12.99
http://www.dozerspet.com

Fresh breath and healthy teeth and gums are now just a spray away! Pro Care® Dental Spray by Professional Pet Care for cats and dogs is designed to gently clean the teeth, gums, and freshen breath using Natural Baking Soda and Chlorhexidine Gluconate. It's recommended to use daily as regular use will reduce plaque, tartar and odor-causing bacteria.
Price: $8.99
http://www.professionalpetproducts.com

For pets that don't love having their teeth cleaned, Miracle Care Oxy-Dentalâ„¢ Pads are convenient, easy to use wipes that freshen breath and help reduce plaque and tartar. Wipes are infused with Vitamins A, C, D & E plus Thiamine and B6 to promote healthy gum tissue.
Price: $8.99
http://www.miraclecarepet.com

Yuck, cat breath! Smile Chews by InClover is a great-tasting soft chew that cleans teeth and freshens breath with natural antibacterials like green tea and catnip. These chews are a great alternative for cats that don't enjoy getting their teeth cleaned or senior cats with a history of dental health issues. Two soft chews daily make for healthy teeth and a fresh tongue.
Price: $7.49
http://www.inclover.com

Play and clean teeth at the same time with Toss & Floss by Hip Doggie.
This veterinarian recommended interactive toy flosses teeth with each squeak. The crocheted texture gets in between teeth to help remove tartar and plaque. Offered in a bone or a ball, pets will have so much fun playing they won't even realize they are getting their teeth squeaky clean at the same time.
Price: $19.99
http://www.hipdoggie.com

For more information, product samples, images or interview opportunities, please contact Liz Thomas at 775-322-4022 or Liz@theimpetusagency.com.

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,200 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

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