The Facts About Pet Dental Health

January 25, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (January 25, 2014) – February is dental health month and this year you can get the whole family involved, even your pets! Pet periodontal disease is the most common clinical issue among dogs and cats today. In fact, eight out of ten pets have periodontal issues by age three. The leading symptom of this health concern is doggy breath, something so commonplace in pets it's considered unavoidable, when really even senior dogs shouldn't have bad breath!

Knowing that many pets hate to get their teeth brushed, PetSafe® has created three wholesome, dental treat options for dogs. The indigo™ Fresh family helps freshen breath and reduce plaque and tartar by up to 80 percent. Plus, indigo™ Fresh Floss Bones, Dental Sticks and Dental Sauce all have the secret ingredient - hexamethaphosphate (HMP), which can be found in human toothpaste!

  • indigo™ Fresh Floss Bones are long-lasting, textured chews that help deep clean teeth. Their signature blue color comes from natural fruit juices, and these treats are formulated with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. To top it off, these grain-free creations last five times longer than the leading dental chew brand to provide more cleaning action as well as entertainment for determined chewers.
  • indigo™ Fresh Dental Sticks are crunchy, low-calorie snacks without any artificial preservatives. Made with natural chicken and blueberry flavors, these distinctively blue sticks are especially designed to help scrub plaque and tartar away. These treats are wheat, corn and soy free, and pet parents will enjoy the minty aroma.
  • indigo™ Fresh Dental Sauce is a highly palatable dog food topping that helps clean teeth with every meal. Available in Sweet Potato and Hint of Mint flavors, it's a great dental option for small and senior dogs with sensitive teeth. Caring pet parents will also be pleased that this product is wheat, corn and soy free, with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

  • Not only can these dental treats help save you money on your pet dental bills and prevent other internal issues, but by keeping Fido's mouth clean it can actually add years to your pet's life! See the Fresh Facts About Pet Dental Health infographic to find out more.

    Look for the indigo Fresh™ line at pet specialty retailers and online merchants. To learn more about PetSafe® and their indigo™ line, visit or

    About PetSafe®
    Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., PetSafe® leads the industry in the development of innovative pet behavior, containment and lifestyle product solutions. With the introduction of the Lickety Stik® brand two years ago, the company created an entirely new pet treat category – the lickable treat. The latest members of this rapidly growing line of fun and functional PetSafe treats are Lickety Stik® LiquiMints™ and Lickety Stik® Gel. Now, PetSafe is bringing more game-changing innovation to the fun and functional world of canine treats with the launch of their new indigo™ line, including indigo Smokehouse Strips™, indigo™ Fresh and indigo™ Triple Chews™. For more information, visit

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