(PRWEB) February 20, 2013
The Hartz Mountain Corporation encourages pet owners to use the month of February as inspiration to improve their overall care regimen and put dental health at the forefront, where it belongs. For dog and cat parents alike, this initiative could fall on deaf ears, as very few pet owners actually brush their pets' teeth and make dental health a priority. With the risk of tooth loss and oral disease as major possibilities, Hartz® offers a wide range of products to help pet parents improve any pet's oral care regimen.
While some pet owners rely solely on regular cleanings at the vet's office to manage their pet’s oral health, at-home treatments are just as vital in preventing periodontal disease. Proper dental health is a quality of life issue, as gum disease and tooth loss are possible over time, which can be very painful for pets. Additionally, without preventative care, periodontal disease could develop over time, causing localized infections, which have been linked to potential health problems in the heart, liver and kidneys.
Luckily, Hartz® has a wealth of pet products available to pet owners that can improve their dog or cat's dental care and may prevent a wide variety of long-term health problems. This includes, but is not limited to, products that are made with DentaShield® technology. Developed by researchers at Indiana University School of Dentistry, these products are made with sodium hexametaphosphate, which bonds to calcium in a pet's mouth and can help prevent the buildup of tartar and plaque over time.
For cat owners who are embarking on a regular brushing regimen, the Hartz® Dentist's Best® with DentaShield® Dental Kit for Dogs & Cats has everything pet parents will need to get started. With a standard brush, finger brush and a 3-ounce tube of toothpaste with DentaShield®, cat owners can gradually get their pets used to the sensation of regular brushing. Additionally, cat owners can take advantage of Hartz® products like Dentist's Best® with DentaShield® Dental Treats for Cats. These tasty treats are flavored with chicken and made with parsley to freshen a cat's breath, all while helping to prevent tartar formation and promoting healthy gums.
For dog owners, Hartz®'s extensive line of dental products will allow them to take the message of National Pet Dental Health Month to heart. Try chew toys like the Hartz® Tiny Dog™ Dental Duo™ made with a tasty bacon-flavored treat and a nylon shell to wear away plaque and tartar, or opt for long-lasting Hartz® Chew 'n Clean® bones, available for dogs of all sizes. Hartz® also boasts an extensive range of toothpaste, dental powder and gel options for dogs to supplement any brushing regimen. From top to bottom, Hartz® is surely the company to consider when looking for treats, toys and other products that can support the health and well-being of a pet's teeth and gums.