If there’s one thing about our furry friends we can all agree on, it’s that they love receiving treats. As humans, we love to oblige! But did you know dog treats have different functions depending on the need? From oral care to occupying themselves through biting and chewing, different treats serve different types of purposes. As a dog owner, how can you provide the right treats for the right occasion?
With its variety of treats, Pedigree helps Filipino dog parents cater to their dogs’ specific needs. Pedigree DentaStix Chewy Chunx is a daily oral care treat that comes in a bite-sized format to help clean your canine’s teeth and improve their overall oral hygiene. It does that by reducing tartar buildup, helps clean teeth, and support’s your dog’s gum health.
Another available option is Pedigree Good Chew. It’s a long-lasting treat for dogs that love to chew. It’s free from rawhide and is made from quality ingredients like beef collagen. It’s also a deliciously long-lasting chew with a unique texture that is soft enough to chew while also being tough enough to last. It’s also easily digestible for most dogs and is tooth-friendly, too.
In celebration of its new products, a private Zoom media launch was held last September 6, 2022 to help spread awareness about Pedigree’s new treats and to help educate dog owners on the right types of chews to give their pets. The event, which was hosted by Corgi mom Jaz Reyes, was joined by the General Manager of MARS Philippines Johnny Racoma and Scientific Communication Manager, Dr. Saza Curaming. They were also joined by ambassadors Kyline Alcantara, accompanied by Bumbum the Corgi, and Arah Virtucio and her fur baby Hersheys.
To open the event, General Manager of Mars Pet Nutrition Philippines Johnny Racoma explained how not all pet treats are made equal.
“Not all treats are the same! You can’t just give any treats to your dogs because dogs have different needs, and treats have different purposes,” he said. “When it comes to treats, we want our treats to satisfy our dogs and we want them also to address specific aspects of their health.”
Under the development together with veterinarians and nutritionists of the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, a leading authority on pet care and nutrition, Pedigree is proud of their DentaStix Chewy Chunx of not only offers tasty treats, but also offers dental care which is often overlooked by pet owner and can lead to significant health problems
Aside from that, Johnny Racoma also talked about the Pedigree Good Chew, a tooth-friendly, long-lasting treat for dogs that doesn’t contain any rawhide and is made with beef collagen. Expert Veterinarian and Scientific Communication Manager for MARS Philippines Doctor Saza Curaming explained that taking a look at the ingredients is a really important habit pet owners should have to make sure what they’re eating is healthy and don’t have any harmful additives.
“We should remember, that as much as we treat our pets like babies, pets have different needs from humans. All ingredients found in treats must be tested safe for pets.” She also talked about the importance of your pet’s oral health and how neglecting it can lead to more serious diseases. “4 out of 5 dogs have periodontal disease, when they reach the age of 3 and sadly, 90% of owners think their dog’s oral health is good or perfect. Moreover, small dog breeds are even more susceptible to periodontal disease due to the structure of their mouth.”
After learning about the importance of choosing the right treat for your pet, Key Opinion Leaders Kyline Alcantara and Arah Virtucio had this to say about their experience with Pedigree DentaStix: “I really feel enlightened. Also secure and safe knowing I’m making the right choice for my dog’s treats with Pedigree, that I’m feeling them not only tasty treats but healthy and backed up by science.”
If you want to give your pet quality treats for the best life, you can check out Pedigree DentaStix Chewy Chunx and Pedigree Good Chew by heading to your nearest pet shop, supermarket, convenient store, hardware chain, Shopee or Lazada today!