As providers of food and affection for pets, PEDIGREE® is committed to helping every animal find a loving family. That’s why we’ve already donated $850,000 to shelters in 2019. You can help more dogs find their forever homes by donating to the PEDIGREE® Foundation, or adopting a new best friend.
Katherine Schwarzenegger knows how different her life would’ve been if she hadn’t rescued her dog Maverick. Listen as she interviews her friends and reveals the heart-warming stories of the dogs that stole their hearts, brought out the best in them and changed their worlds forever.
Katherine is a New York Times best-selling author, lifestyle blogger, philanthropist and pet adoption advocate.
Actress and singer Mandy Moore joins Katherine to talk about the challenges of owning a puppy, the adorable personalities of all of her animals, and how her pets have gotten her through tough moments in her life.
In this episode, actress and director Bryce Dallas Howard joins Katherine to discuss her love for animals – starting from childhood, the lessons her dogs have taught her and the heroic effort from one of her dogs that saved her little brother.
United States Marine Corps veteran featured in a previous PEDIGREE® brand commercial, Dan Lasko, talks with Katherine about how a service dog helped him re-adjust when coming home and how he’s paying it back with a house full of adopted pups.
Actress, singer and television host Haylie Duff talks with Katherine about her love for rescuing dogs, funny moments when introducing her pups to her baby and how her daughter is learning about pet adoption.
Actress Minka Kelly discusses with Katherine the passing of her beloved dog, finding a new pup to join her life and the compassion that dogs provide every day.
Dancer, actress and singer, Julianne Hough joins Katherine to talk about her house full of dogs and how adopting dogs at different stages in her life has impacted her relationships with them.
Executive Director of PEDIGREE® Foundation, Deb Fair talks with Katherine about raising her three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, dressing them up for holidays and tips for bringing a new dog home.
Singer, actress and author, LeAnn Rimes talks to Katherine about her love for adopting dogs (once owning seven dogs at one time!), the relationships of her pets and the recent adoption of her family’s new dog, Fleetwood.
Judy Fridono, Owner of Ricochet – the surfing therapy dog and star of the new IMAX® film, Superpower Dogs – talks with Katherine about therapy and service dogs, Ricochet’s remarkable journey and the amazing abilities of all dogs.
When in-person adoption visits started to decline due to COVID-19, the PEDIGREE® brand partnered with shelters around the country to find a solution. We called it Dogs on Zoom. By setting up video chat meetings between shelters and potential pet parents, we helped make more adoptions possible.
Download our Dogs on Zoom Toolkit to learn how to create a video adoption session of your own.
Just like in humans, a dog’s dental health is important for their overall health and happiness. Fortunately, as anyone who has a pup knows, dogs love to chew and dogs love treats. That’s why using dental treats in between brushings and vet visits is a great way to keep their pearly whites in perfect shape.
Keeping an eye on your dog’s chompers is crucial for a number of reasons. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to bad breath, broken teeth or even losing teeth. It can also cause painful, swollen or bleeding gums. Decaying food matter stuck in teeth can lead to harmful bacteria.
Healthy mouth =
Dental treats have a texture that acts kind of like a toothbrush. So when your dog chews one, they’re not only getting a tasty treat, they’re also improving their dental health. Win-win!
Put a smile on
both your faces.
Here’s how dental treats keep your dog’s mouth fresh and clean.
Plaque builds up along the gumline and is made up of food debris and bacteria. Bleah. Dental chews rub against your dog’s teeth, creating a scrubbing action that helps wash away those bits of food.
Tartar is basically hardened plaque. Its yellow appearance is more than unattractive, and it can lead to gum disease and tooth loss. When your dog is gnawing on dental treats, it helps keep tartar from building up.
When your pooch comes in to give you a big slobbery kiss, do you want to run the other way? Plaque and tartar buildup can also cause stinky breath and a nasty case of bacteria buildup in the mouth. Some options, like PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX™ Fresh Treats, have a tasty mint flavor, helping keep their breath puppy fresh.
doesn’t have to be
Chewing dental treats massages dog's gums, encouraging blood flow to the area and keeping them pink and healthy.
As we said earlier, dogs loooooove to chew on things. Dental chews are a safe, tasty and healthy way for them to satisfy this urge. Your shoes will thank you, too.
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A couple things to keep in mind:
Make sure to pick dental treats appropriate to your pup’s size. Big dogs will often swallow smaller treats before they can do their work.
Big dog teeth
need big dog treats.
Like any snack, dental treats have calories, so don’t go overboard with them.
Don’t forget to also regularly brush your dog’s teeth and have their mouth checked out during vet visits. If your pup consistently has bad breath or bleeding gums, it could be a sign of something more serious and you should consult your vet.
prevent visits from
the Doggy Tooth Fairy.
And that’s how you
prevent visits from
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