Pedigree Dentastix introduces treats to fight 'dog breath'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Pedigree Dentastix line now offers Fresh Treats for Dogs — a new product to combat "dog breath" and assist with overall canine oral care, including tartar control.

Oral care is the No. 1 health issue veterinarians see in dogs; according to The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, bad breath is a sign of potential oral care issues, including gum disease. Four-out-of-five dogs over the age of three years show signs of gum disease, which when left untreated, can advance to the development of other diseases in dogs, including heart and kidney disease as well as some forms of cancer.

"At Pedigree, we take oral care seriously," said Tiffany Bierer, health and nutritional sciences manager for Mars Petcare U.S., the makers of Pedigree Food for Dogs. "That's why we make it a priority to offer a variety of products for dogs that have oral care benefits. Combined with regular visits to your veterinarian and a consistent oral care routine, these products help combat oral care issues and minimize those bad dog breath moments."

The new Pedigree Dentastix Fresh Treats for Dogs are clinically proven to reduce tartar build-up by up to 89%. The treats also contain a patented active ingredient combination to help freshen dogs' breath, and the chewy texture of Dentastix helps clean down to the gum line.