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Celebrate February’s Pet Dental Health Month with Products from Oxyfresh

They are safe, simple and effective.

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(PRESS RELEASE) COEUR D’ALENE, ID – Most pet parents are fully aware that annual vet visits, regular exercise and a nutritious diet are essential for a pet’s overall health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, dental care often goes unnoticed, yet it is just as important to implement into a pet’s daily routine. February is “Pet Dental Health Month,” the perfect time to promote regular oral health maintenance and check-ups for your pet. Oxyfresh, the leading provider of safe, environmentally friendly products for people and pets, offers a premium line of pet dental products that will help keep your pet’s breath fresh and their teeth smiling and healthy.

Dental disease is an infection of the teeth, gums and surrounding structures. It is the most common major health problem of cats and dogs today. In fact, it has been estimated that by age three, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some degree of gum disease. Ever since cats and dogs became domesticated, their natural source of “dental floss” and teeth cleaning (their prey) has been removed significantly from their diets. Canned and dried foods do not provide the same level of oral hygiene, and sadly, many pets suffer the consequences.

It’s crucial to pay attention to your pet’s smile because a disease that starts in the teeth and gums can eventually lead to kidney and heart disease or problems with the intestinal tract or joints. The key to managing dental disease is prevention. Pet parents must make a commitment to schedule their dog or cat’s annual oral examinations and cleanings, as well as practice regular dental care at home.

Different animals will exhibit different signs of possible dental disease, but there are a few common symptoms to be mindful of: redness of gums; bad breath; loose, discolored or broken teeth; tenderness around the mouth; drooling or dropping food; bleeding from the mouth; and loss of appetite or weight loss. It’s important to remember that although noticing one of these symptoms could be a signal of a greater problem, most of the time there are no signs at all since animals tend to instinctively hide their pain as a survival mechanism. With this said, prevention is essential to ensure optimal oral health and hygiene, which will minimize their chance of developing dental disease.

“Keeping your pet’s dental health in optimum condition is just as important as your own dental health,” shares Tom Lunneborg, vice president of product development for Oxyfresh. “If their mouth isn’t healthy, they are more susceptible to illness and periodontal disease. Pets are exposed to much more bacteria because they chew on everything. If they have bleeding gums, this is a direct opportunity for bacteria to enter their bloodstream. Thankfully we created a safe, simple and effective pet dental care line that will dramatically improve the oral health of your pet.”

Similar to all Oxyfresh products, their pet dental line is made in the USA, cruelty-free, non-toxic, safe, gentle and effective. Their products include a Pet Dental Water Additive, Pet Dental Breath Spray and Pet Dental Gel Toothpaste.

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  • Pet Dental Water Additive – A veterinarian-recommended water additive to freshen pet breath. It fights plaque, promotes healthy gums, and gives dogs and cats the freshest breath. Simple to use – just add to their water bowl! Retails for $16.49 (16oz).
  • Pet Dental Breath Spray – Safe for both dogs and cats, Pet Dental Spray’s unique, unflavored, alcohol-free formula features a patented blend of Oxygene and zinc to neutralize organic compounds that cause pet bad breath. Packaged in a compact spray bottle, it’s an easy, on-the-go fresh breath solution that helps prevent periodontal disease, boosts overall oral health, and potentially adds years to their lives. It’s 100% non-toxic and free from harmful ingredients. Retails for $7.95.
  • Pet Dental Gel Toothpaste – Fast-acting Pet Dental Gel Toothpaste is formulated to provide cleaner teeth, remove plaque, condition and deodorize the gums, and deliver the freshest pet breath possible. Plus, it’s tasteless and odorless. Pets love it! Retails for $12.95.

During February’s Pet Dental Health Month, remember to put your pet’s smile first. Oxyfresh pet dental products are a great way to start.

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Pet Partners Launches New Chapter in Southern California

To manage the Southern California Chapter, it has added two new members to its staff.

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Tedd Rosenfeld and Kevin Lian

(PRESS RELEASE) BELLEVUE, WA – Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization in registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, announced the launch of its new chapter, Pet Partners of Southern California, designed to meet the growing demand for therapy animal teams throughout the area. Southern California will be home to the first of four newly established Pet Partners chapters and will combine the opportunities available in the local community with the best practices put in place by Pet Partners International Headquarters, while also serving as an extension of existing Pet Partners community-based groups.

“As Pet Partners, and the demand for therapy animal visits, continues to grow, we are committed to dedicating more localized resources across the country to organize and guide our volunteers,” said Annie Peters, president and CEO of Pet Partners. “With the formation of the Southern California Chapter, our dedicated volunteers will be empowered to more directly focus their efforts on sharing the love of their pets with those in need.”

To manage the Southern California Chapter, Pet Partners has added two new members to its staff.

Kevin Lian will hold the title of executive director of Pet Partners of Southern California. He comes to Pet Partners with extensive knowledge in staff leadership and development, finance management, and donor relations, having most recently worked at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley. Lian is a graduate of UC Irvine, where he received his BA in sociology. If you are part of a business or organization in the Southern California area and would like more information about the healing power of therapy animals, Lian can be reached at kevinl@petpartners.org.

Tedd Rosenfeld will serve as the Pet Partners program manager for Pet Partners of Southern California. He brings more than 35 years of experience in the broadcast television industry. For the past 18 years, Rosenfeld has volunteered with Pet Partners as an evaluator and handler. He played a major role in establishing therapy animal programs in several Los Angeles hospitals. If you live in the Southern California area and are interested in the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program, you can reach Rosenfeld at teddr@petpartners.org.

“With their previous experience and passion for animal-assisted therapy, Kevin and Tedd are the ideal candidates to kick off our chapter program,” said Peters. “We are thrilled to have them on our team and look forward to everything they will accomplish in their new roles.”

Therapy animals, such as those who participate in the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program, provide affection and comfort to members of the public, typically in facility settings such as hospitals, assisted living, and schools. These pets have a special aptitude for interacting with members of the public and enjoy doing so. Therapy animal handlers volunteer their time to visit with their animals in the community.

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Portland Pet Food Company to Distribute in East Through Generation Pet

Generation Pet will immediately begin rolling out Portland Pet Food Company products.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Portland Pet Food Company, manufacturer of all-natural, human-grade food and treats for dogs announced it has begun distribution with Generation Pet in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

“From coast to coast, Generation Pet strives to bring the best for your pet. That’s why we chose the Portland Pet Food Company,” said Doug John, owner of Generation Pet.

Generation Pet will immediately begin rolling out Portland Pet Food Company products to the over 700 stores it services throughout its territories, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New York.

“Speaking for all of us at Portland Pet Food Company, we are thrilled to expand distribution to meet the growing demand for our products,” said Kathleen McCarron, Portland Pet Food Company founder and Top Dog. “We are pleased to have partnered with the Generation Pet team and know their management team is committed to our brand’s success.”

Portland Pet Food Company creates “Human Food for Dogs.” Founded in 2014 by Portlander McCarron and son Matt, the business has grown into a family affair with husband David and daughter Mairead lending their expertise as the company and staff have grown. Portland Pet Food Company currently cooks its own dog food, meal toppers and treats with future plans to expand its offerings. Five percent of sales are donated to local animal-related nonprofits. Portland Pet Food Company is a licensed pet food manufacturer that follows the recommendations of the American Association of Feed Control Officials. Company products are certified for export to Canada and other countries. Portland Pet Food Company is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise and Small Emerging Business. For more information, visit portlandpetfoodcompany.com.

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BAYDOG Expands Team with 2 New Members

The company has hired a new chief marketing officer and a social media & brand manager.

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Mikey Centrella and Morgan Foery

(PRESS RELEASE) The Chesapeake Bay Dog Company, BAYDOG brand of performance-oriented dog products, has welcomed two new employees to its team.

Mikey Centrella has joined The Chesapeake Bay Dog Company as the chief marketing officer. Centrella is digital marketing and communications expert who has helped global brands, nonprofits, universities, and arts institutions achieve success with digital branding, marketing and advertising. Over the past 18 plus years he has held VP roles with PR and advertising agencies such as Ogilvy, Publicis and AKQA, and has run digital campaigns for P&G, Citibank, General Mills and Discovery Channel. With his knowledge in social media marketing and branding, Centrella will be responsible for maximizing growth and establishing a strong digital presence for BAYDOG.

The Chesapeake Bay Dog Company has also hired Morgan Foery as its social media & brand manager. Foery is a social media strategist and designer with success in developing and building brand identity. Over the past five years, she has worked with startups such as Amy Believes in Pink Boutique, Kaeli Smith, Sea Dipped, and several independent influencers. Her work has been featured in J.Crew and Coastal Living, and on TLC. With her background in design and social media, Foery will be guiding BAYDOG’s content creation and brand identity.

“We are very excited to add Mikey and Morgan to our team,” said Barton O’Brien, founder of The Chesapeake Bay Dog Company. “They both bring a wealth of branding and social media knowledge to BAYDOG as we continue support our brick and mortar retail partners by building our overall brand awareness.”

Centrella concurred: “I’m thrilled to join the team and improve upon BAYDOG’s online experience to date. This brand, at its core, has a story that resonates with customers both online and in retail stores. Having been a Beagle owner for years, and recently getting a new Labrador retriever puppy, I know that when dogs are a central part of your family, you want the best for them. Everything in the BAYDOG line is designed to last and is reasonably priced, which is a refreshing change from what I’ve encountered in a lot of big-box pet stores.”

Foery mentioned: “I’m so excited to be joining BAYDOG and sharing stories of people adventuring with dogs. And I’m looking forward to working with the BAYDOG team and their customers — people who love their dogs as much as I do! It’s a great brand and I can’t wait to expand our social media presence.”

The Chesapeake Bay Dog Company launched in 2018 and is headquartered in Annapolis, MD. It is 100 percent veteran-owned and offers a full line of performance-oriented dog accessories. All products are 100 percent guaranteed and can be found in over 500 stores nationally and in Canada.

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