Forthglade has launched a new Dental Stick product, designed to help remove tartar and plaque, and freshen breath.
Made using natural ingredients, the products include calcium to support strong teeth, plus peppermint and eucalyptus to help freshen breath. Suitable for all dog sizes and breeds over one year old, the products are available in a 170g pack of five sticks (RRP £3) or a box of 4x170g (20 sticks) with an RRP of £10.80.
Forthglade has recruited veterinary surgeon and TV presenter Steve Leonard to host an exclusive virtual Dog Dental Masterclass on Tuesday April 26 with places available to 500 dog owners. A recent survey by Forthglade shows that 20% of British dog owners haven’t taken their dogs for a dental check-up within five years and 95% are not taking their dog for the recommended number of dental check-ups, which vets explain should be every six months. In addition, 30% of Brits have never brushed their dogs’ teeth.
Leonard said: “Improved education around dog dental care is essential to help dog owners ensure they’re doing all they can do support their dog’s health and wellbeing. We know how much Brits love their dogs, and often it’s simply a lack of awareness that leads to the need to remove teeth and often lots at one time. It’s not just older dogs but younger dogs too who are affected terribly by periodontal disease.
“As the saying goes, prevention is always better than cure, so a regular six-monthly dental check-up with a local vet is a great way of keeping things on track. Regularly brushing your dog’s teeth and then treating them with healthy dental sticks can have a real impact in better dental care.”