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Pet Gazette | January 2011 Vol. 1 Pet Gazette | January 2011 Vol. 1 Orijen | Artisanal pet foods

It’s no more true for dogs and cats than for humans that dry crunchy food cleans teeth. And while we are told to brush their teeth daily, how many of us really do?  Dental disease is one of the biggest health threats our fur kids face, with consequences far beyond just the mouth. Small dogs and cats are especially prone to dental decay, and we need to be extra vigilant with them. Preventing dental problems now will add many healthy years to our best friends’ lives.

We consider raw bones a great way to prevent tartar build-up, but if that’s not an option, there are dental supplements and treatments that are both easy and effective. A tiny scoop of Plaque Off, a natural seaweed supplement from the cold, clean seas of Norway and Iceland, can be added to food daily. It works via the saliva, preventing the accumulation of plaque and it’s ability to ‘stick’ to surfaces in the mouth. Gradually the existing tartar will become porous and loosen by itself, or can be easily removed by brushing. In 3-8 weeks you will see outstanding results!

Dentatreat is an all-natural food supplement that harnesses the beneficial properties of dentally active cheese cultures, probiotics and minerals to dissolve soft plaque before it hardens. Sprinkle directly onto food, or use with a toothbrush as a tooth cleaning powder.  It resembles ground parmesan cheese, and tastes so good that even the most finicky animals love it. This is a true favorite of our feline customers!

Petzlife comes in a spray and a gel that kills harmful bacteria on contact. Apply directly to your pet’s teeth and gums daily. It contains a proprietary blend of grapefruit seed extract, grape seed extract, rosemary oil, thyme oil, neem oil and peppermint oil. These holistic ingredients mix with saliva, coating the teeth and mouth, eliminating the root cause of bad breath and dental decay. Within 30 days, you’ll begin to see improvement -- plaque and tartar gone, brighter teeth and fresher breath. Available in wild salmon oil or peppermint flavor. A favorite with our senior pets!


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Each month we sell over 4000 pounds of raw bones  – beef, buffalo, venison and lamb for recreational chewing, and whole chicken, turkey and duck parts as meal replacement bones. We even have tiny chicken neck sections  sized for the little guys! Both kinds keep teeth clean, breath fresh and provide great nutritional benefits.

Mental Health for Dogs
Most dogs have a strong chew drive, and hard recreational bones are a great tool to direct energy away from destructive pursuits. Pet parents often incorporate them into daily routines, giving a bone when they come home in the evening, when their dog goes into his crate, or when they leave for work to ease separation anxiety. Raw bones provide hours of chewing pleasure!

Meaty Bones – Breakfast of Champions
As an entire meal or a snack, meal replacement bones as are a great way to introduce raw into a dog or cat’s diet. Raw poultry parts have soft digestible bones and are a rich source of protein, essential fatty acids, cartilage (natural source of glucosamine), and a host of other nutrients not found in processed diets. Many dogs get chicken wings or turkey necks for breakfast, and a regular meal for dinner. How about a duck neck as a bedtime snack?

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Which Bone for Which Beast?
Big dogs and heavy chewers do best with denser, harder beef and buffalo bones for recreation. When giving bones for the first few times, be sure to supervise, observing how your dog interacts with them. Gulpers or indiscriminate chewers may need constant supervision or shorter sessions. Some dogs get so excited that they throw up afterwards. This usually resolves quickly as they calm down and the digestive system adapts. A dog’s stomach secretes extremely strong acids that can dissolve lumps of bone! The same stomach acids also kill any bacteria present.

Size is important – larger is generally safer. Small bones may be a choking hazard for a big dog. For tiny dogs with small mouths there are mini-marrow bones. Cats can eat smaller necks or wings, but many are not interested unless they have hunted outdoors or have been introduced at a fairly young age. The bathtub is a good place to serve a cat!

Safety Concerns
All our bones are from human-grade, USDA-inspected sources and facilities. Treat raw bones as you would any raw meat product in your kitchen, washing hands and counters after use. The vast majority of dogs and cats seem to have no problems related to bacteria, but if your dog is immune compromised or has very delicate digestion, caution is advised.  All in all, customer feedback is overwhelmingly positive.

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