Dental disease affects 80% of adult dogs and 96% of senior dogs, but new data from WHIMZEES® by Wellness® finds that very few Gen Z and Millennial pet parents are brushing their dog’s teeth daily, and less than one-half (44%) could list the signs of disease to their vet. With February being Pet Dental Health Month, it is the perfect opportunity to start a proper doggy dental routine. Recently, Dr. Danielle Bernal, veterinarian with WHIMZEES® by Wellness®, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss pet dental health and what pet parents can do to establish a healthy routine.
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Ideally, pet parents should be thinking about their dog’s teeth the same way they do their own. When it comes to at-home care, daily brushing of a dog’s teeth with a toothbrush and special canine toothpaste works, but pet parents often face toothbrush troubles.In fact, WHIMZEES by Wellness found that Gen Z and Millennial pet parents’ dogs have given side eye (58%) or run away (41%) at the sight of one.
“If you are struggling with brushing your dog’s teeth consistently, incorporating a daily dental chew can be an excellent resource to help maintain your dog’s dental care and keep those tails wagging,” said Dr. Danielle Bernal. “In addition to daily dental care, it’s important to recognize the signs of periodontal disease, such as discoloration, broken or loose teeth, super stinky breath, reduced appetite and inflamed gums. By incorporating a daily dental chew like WHIMZEES by Wellness, pet parents can ensure they’re treating their dogs well and give them healthy smiles to live happier and healthier lives together.”
WHIMZEES by Wellness all-natural dental treats allows pet parents to treat dogs well by combining the joy of treats with health benefits of supporting healthy teeth and gums. By giving just one WHIMZEES treat a day to fight bacteria that resurfaces daily, dogs get twice the cleaning power because WHIMZEES last three times longer to provide more cleaning time. They are thoughtfully engineered with grooves and ridges to provide dogs with both chomping and cleaning, making WHIMZEES the treat that treats them well. WHIMZEES® by Wellness® dental treats are conveniently available at pet specialty retailers, national retailers and online.
To learn more about WHIMZEES by Wellness and find them near you, visit https://www.whimzees.com/.
About Dr. Danielle Bernal
Danielle Bernal, D.V.M., has over a decade of experience in veterinary medicine, specializing in animal nutrition. In her role as on-staff veterinarian at Wellness Pet Company, maker of premium natural food and treats for dogs and cats, including WHIMZEES® by Wellness®, she educates pet parents and retailers alike on the importance of natural ingredients like wholesome meats and nutrient-rich superfoods and the highest quality standards. She passionately believes that proper nutrition helps pets lead happier, healthier lives and she shares that message with pet parents
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Conducted in December 2022, Pollfish collected data via an online survey from a random sampling of 1,000 Gen Z and Millennial (ages 18-41) dog parents identified as demographically representative of the U.S. population.
Based on studies of comparable products conducted by an independent kennel