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Swedencare is here to keep your pet’s health on the right track!

ProDen PlaqueOff® Products are the ultimate compliment to all pet-hygiene regimens! Designed with a seaweed complex to combat the build-up of plaque and bacteria that causes bad breath, Swedencare is here to keep your pet’s health on the right track!

Swedencare ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental Bites Cat (60g)

  • ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental Bites Cat provides an easy complement to ordinary oral hygiene. A non-appropriate oral hygiene may cause serious health issues like bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay and premature tooth loss.
  • Formulated with an algae that is clinically proven to help support normal oral hygiene
  • Highly palatable, fuss-free treats for felines
  • Helps eliminate bad breath, fight plaque and keep tartar build up at bay improving the pet’s oral hygiene
  • Grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free – contain 100% natural and sustainably harvested sea kelp, harvested along the North Atlantic coast
  • Available in 60g suitable for any type of cat
  • MSRP $9.99 
  • Available at independent pet stores and online at www.swedencareusa.com

Swedencare ProDen PlaqueOff™ Dental Care Bones

  • The only bones on the market containing PlaqueOff™, a powder which helps promote superior dental health with a 100% natural and environmentally sustainable kelp ingredient
  • Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free and made in the USA with natural ingredients
  • Very easy to blend and digestible
  • Suitable for dogs all sizes (from 10 pounds and up)
  • Available in four flavors: meat-free Vegetable Fusion, Chicken & Pumpkin, Turkey & Cranberry, and Natural Bacon
  • MSRP $17.99 
  • Available at independent pet stores and online at www.swedencareusa.com

ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder for Cats (40g)

  • Simply sprinkle over dry or wet food!
  • Directions: Cats (all sizes) -1 scoop/ day (measuring scoop included)
  • Made from 100% natural sea kelp
  • Added ingredient of brewer’s yeast to enhance flavor
  • Free from additives and artificial preservatives
  • Gluten-free and sugar-free
  • MSRP $16
  • Available at independent pet stores and online at www.swedencareusa.com

ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder

  • Simply sprinkle over dry or wet food!
  • Directions (measuring scoop included):

Small Dogs & Cats (up to 22.1 lbs) -1/2 scoop/ day

Medium Dogs (22.1 lbs – 55.1 lbs) – 1 scoop/ day

Large & giant dogs (over 55.1 lbs) – 2 scoops/ day

  • Made from 100% natural sea kelp
  • Free from additives and artificial preservatives
  • Gluten-free and sugar-free
  • Comes in 60g, 180g, or 420g
  • MSRP $22 – $110
  • Available at independent pet stores and online at www.swedencareusa.com

About SwedencareUSA, Inc.

Founded in 2005, SwedencareUSA is the U.S. and Canadian distributor of ProDen PlaqueOff®, an oral healthcare product developed in Sweden. Following trials, PlaqueOff® has become the premier dental product for participants’ pets.

The company recently expanded its business to included PlaqueOff Dental Bones, which incorporate PlaqueOff’s incomparable plaque- and tartar-fighting ability into tasty treats. SwedencareUSA prides itself on the quality of its products and its friendly and fast service to customers. For more information on the company and its product, please visit http://swedencareusa.com/.

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Swedencare Introduces Mini Dental Dog Bones with the Proven Oral Care Benefits of the ProDen PlaqueOff® System

Toy and small dog breeds can now more easily enjoy the proven dental health benefits of the ProDen PlaqueOff® system. Formulated specifically for smaller dogs, the new Mini Dental Dog Bones from SwedencareUSA are the only dog chews available on the market to offer this system. They made their official public debut at the 2019 SuperZoo trade show. Slated for August 20–22, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, SuperZoo is the most-attended pet industry trade show in North America. According to Mercola’s Healthy Pets site ,“It’s imperative that you match the size of the bone or chew with the personality, size and health of your dog.” In the article, Dr. Karen Shaw Becker stresses, “Two important questions dog parents should ask before offering their pet a bone or chew are: 1) Is it nontoxic, and 2) Is it a good fit for my dog?

The new Mini Dental Dog Bones from SwedencareUSA provide a resounding yes to both questions for toy and small breed canine owners. Designed specifically with smaller breeds in mind, the mini bones are shorter and skinnier than the Original version with all the same proven ProDen PlaqueOff® dental benefits of their predecessor.

This extension of the Swedencare Dental Bones line helps clean teeth, reduce tartar and freshen breath. The American Kennel Club says that “one of the most commonly recognized health issues of small breeds is dental disease.” The combination of relatively large teeth and small mouths in such breeds “results in very crowded conditions that lead to dental disease.”

The only dental chew on the market today with the proven PlaqueOff® System, Swedencare Mini Dental Dog Bones offer extended dental benefits to the breeds that need them most. They scrub away plaque and tartar then help keep teeth clean and freshen doggie breath.

The new mini bones are available in two dog-tempting flavors: Vegetable Fusion and Vegetable Fusion & Blueberry. Both flavors are made from natural sea kelp with vegan probiotics. They are also grain free and gluten free as well as naturally rich in Omega fatty acids. VCA (formerly known as Veterinary Centers of America) says such fatty acids can reduce shedding, promote growth of the undercoat, reduce tendencies to inflammation and help resolve inflammation.

About SwedencareUSA, Inc.

Founded in 2005, SwedencareUSA is the U.S. and Canadian distributor of ProDen PlaqueOff®, an oral healthcare product developed in Sweden. Following trials, PlaqueOff® has become the premier dental product for participants’ pets. The company’s business expansion has led to the inclusion of PlaqueOff Dental Care Bones, which incorporate PlaqueOff’s incomparable plaque- and tartar-fighting ability into tasty treats. SwedencareUSA prides itself on the quality of its products and its friendly and fast service to customers. For more information on the company and its product, please visit http://swedencareusa.com/.

 

 

 

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How to Make Your Pet Feel Secure and Safe During the Up’s and Down’s of Anxious Times

Times of transition and change can have a detrimental impact on an animal’s physical and emotional well-being if progressing stress is left unaddressed. But, thankfully, there are ways to settle and soothe stressed out dogs and cats and provide increased security during seasons of change (or, to continually protect and promote canine and feline well-being no matter what season you’re in).

Thanks to technology there are now a number of ways to track your pet’s behavior from anywhere / to determine if there are warning signs that your animal is experiencing stress and/or a health problem. Today’s animal behavior monitors can detect problems with sleep, excess barking, and itching and shaking. All of these being signs that something may be wrong with your pet. Most trackers can simply be worn on your pet’s collar and offer insightful data via a downloadable application.

Here are some ways to help soothe detected stress and anxiety in your pets.

By Certified Dog Trainer Mikkel Becker in collaboration
with Sure Petcare Technology Products

Security boosting scents:

Soothing scents can be incorporated into the animal’s environment to provide calming reassurance. Lavender and chamomile are better known scents for their ability to soothe animals when stressed. But, other scents have also shown potential to calm anxious dogs; including valerian, vanilla, coconut and ginger.

Calming Acoustics:

The acoustical environment has a direct impact upon an animal’s emotional state.Minimize the outside noise and offer calming acoustical elements in your home environment by adding in both white noise and calming acoustical options for your pet.

Certain sounds offer calming reassurance to animal hearers. Calming music options can include species specific music (set to the beat of the species’ resting heart rate), reggae, soft rock, and classical music.

The white noise in and of itself can lessen the surprise of sudden noises and help to dampen other noises that may seep into your pet’s environment and be cause for concern. Common white noise options include a quiet fan, a fountain, or a white noise machine. And, when used in combination with calming music or audiobooks, they can help to further minimize outside audio input and offer a calming element during any lulls in the audiobook or music.

Pheromones:

Synthetic versions of dog and cat, species specific pheromones send signals of well-being to the canine or feline recipients. Spritzing and regularly refreshing pheromone sprays in areas where the dog or cat rests, or placing pheromone diffusers in rooms where the animal regularly resides, provides calming, noninvasive reassurance to the dog or cat.

Setup a Safe Space:

Just as you may have a special area where you go to getaway and relax (like your recliner, the porch swing, your bedroom or the bathtub), so too do dogs and cats benefit from having a designated space to go to when they want to retreat and relax. Animals also need their own space and time, especially if they’re overwhelmed by surrounding situations, like an overly rambunctious animal housemate or overly eager child.

Offering cats high spaces to get up and out of the way and seek a high vantage point from which to survey their surroundings and to escape when wanting to retreat and rest. And, the more cats, the more high spaces and resources should be offered throughout the home (more litter boxes, feeding areas, water bowls or pet fountains, additional toys and resting areas) to reduce need for competition and offer each pet their own sanctuary space.

Other happy hideaway locations for the pet to get away when needed may include a crate, a certain piece of furniture or a gated off area or room. Ideally, allow the animal free access in and out of the area when possible to allow for easy entry and exit and provide the important element of choice.

In a multi-pet home, use of feeders that are specific to each pet and ideally located in their safe space manages mealtime chaos and furthers positive familiarity and comfort associated with the animal’s happy hideaway retreat space.

Create a calming routine:

Consistency for what the dog or cat can expect out of their day by establishing given schedules and routines is key to calming the dog or cat. And, even during unstructured times, such as the COVID-19 crisis or during holiday or school breaks, keeping consistency in interactions and daily care is essential for the dog or cat’s wellbeing. Cats in particular are especially sensitive to shifts in daily routines and rely upon regularity in what to predict out of their day in order to better keep calm. So, even when lacking a normal schedule, incorporating a regular routine into each day offers calming reassurance about what the animal can generally expect.

Monitor progress:

Note that anytime a dog or cat has a concerning change in behavior, it’s important to address the change with ongoing oversight from your pet’s vet. The difference in behavior or seeming distress a dog or cat is experiencing may be related to their health, as underlying illness, pain and other imbalances manifest first as a change in behavior.

One way to keep tabs on your dog or cat’s normal behavior, and attending to any change that may indicate concern, is to have a general baseline for the activity and behavior of your dog or cat. Animal activity monitors are one such way to track your pet’s behavior and have a physical record you can refer back to, as well as use for comparison and reference by your pet’s vet.

For instance, activity trackers that monitor important indicators like ‘barking bouts’ and ‘shaking’, which both are indicators related to underlying anxiety, are important ways to monitor the level of stress the dog may be experiencing. Such information can be invaluable in pointing out a problem and providing a baseline to go from when addressing an issue to see what treatments are providing positive progress and helping the pet.

Consider what you’re communicating to your pet:

Lastly, remember that concern is contagious. And, by taking care of your own emotional well-being, you are by extension better able to provide calm reassurance to your dog or cat.

Just because our dogs and cats don’t fully comprehend what we say verbally about what we’re going through, it doesn’t mean they’re disconnected to what we’re feeling. Instead, it’s quite opposite. Many dogs and cats are so intimately connected and emotionally attuned to their humans, that they’re able to pickup on even subtle signs of stress or changes in behavior that fellow human family members may miss.

Dogs and cats understand the unspoken messages; perceiving emotional signals we likely aren’t even aware that we’re giving off. Indicators animals clue in on for emotional meaning include human facial expressions, body language, the pitch, tone and delivery of verbal messages, and chemical messaging and body odors produced by the human body when under stress.

Being aware of our own emotional state and engaging in well-being practices, like exercise, adequate rest, deep breathing and meditation, can help to keep our own bodies in a state of calm, and by extension, offer reassurance to our dogs and cats.

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PureBites Donates $500,000 Worth of Dog and Cat Treats to Toronto Humane Society and ASPCA to Support Pets and Pet Parents Amid COVID-19

The bond between people and pets has grown stronger than ever. As having man’s best friend by your side is great to provide companionship and support mental health – it’s important to ensure they’re also cared for and nourished with healthy treats and food. PureBites®, a leading Canadian Company of natural dog and cattreats and food, has donated over $500,000 worth of its Dog and Cat Treats, as well as Food and Toppers to the Toronto Humane Society and ASPCA to support pets and pet parents in need amid COVID-19. While many have more time to welcome a new pet into their lives, with lost jobs and hardships experienced due to the coronavirus – individuals and animal rescue organizations are faced with financial restraints, limited resources, and are in need of additional support to continue to keep our beloved animals healthy and safe.

“We are currently living through an unprecedented time in our lives,” says Marc Cathcart president of Pure Treats Inc. the makers of PureBites®. “People are going through financial hardship and social distancing, but one bond that holds true during good and bad times is the one between a pet and their family. At PureBites® – we have always believed this, which is why we have donated over $500,000 worth of PureBites® products to the Toronto Humane Society and the ASPCA.”

Animal welfare organizations across the country are reporting a surge in demand for rescue dogs and cats as Canadians look for furry companions to keep them company during self-isolation. PureBites® is supporting the Toronto Humane Society who has continued to find placements via digital applications and provide aid in keeping their tummies full during this challenging time.

“The impact that this donation has is massive. Our animals, and the animals across the GTA thank PureBites,” said Hannah Sotropa, Toronto Humane Society Public Relations Specialist.“Toronto Humane Society is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations and public support. Because we have no government contract, when we are lucky enough to receive donations like this, we are so abundantly grateful. All of our animals receive enrichment 365 days a year which includes positive reinforcement training with our robust training department; this involves a lot of praise and A LOT of treats!”

With a wide assortment of one-ingredient treats and its NEW RAW Freeze Dried Food or Topper, PureBites® is the ideal choice for health conscious pet parents. “We are hearing so many great stories about people adopting pets during these difficult times”, says Marc Cathcart. “Giving away PureBites® treats or food to new pet parents will only help foster the human animal bond. We are hoping that this donation will bring some joy to people and their pets because we all need a little cheer right now.”

About PureBites® (Pure Treats Inc.)

Founded in 2005, PureBites® is a Canadian company from Montreal Quebec. Over the past 15 years, PureBites® has become a leader in natural dog and cat treats and food. Focused on its core principle ofasking pet parents to turn the bag around and look at their natural and pure ingredients, PureBites® isbuilding a loyal following of pets who are crazy about PureBites® nutrient rich treats, food and toppers.PureBites® dog and cat treats, food and toppers are available throughout leading North American petspecialty chains like PetSmart, Pet Valu, Petland, and Ren’s, as well as thousands of neighborhood petstores.

PureBitesâ are available at the finest pet specialty retail stores nationwide and are available in different sizesranging from a Suggested Retail Price of $1.49 to $29.99. For additional information on PureBitesâ, pleasevisit www.purebites.com or follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/purebites) or Instagram @purebitespettreats on Instagram.

About Toronto Humane Society

Toronto Humane Society is an animal welfare organization whose mission is to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent all forms of cruelty and suffering.  One of Toronto’s oldest charities, they operate as an animal shelter and high-volume clinic with spay/neuter and vaccination services. In recent years, they have sought to expand beyond shelter activities to further improve the lives of animals. Their new initiatives include an expanded pet food bank, dog training programs, educational outreach and animal rescue operations at both the local and international level.  For more information, visit www.torontohumanesociety.com. 

About the ASPCA

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Catalyst Pet partners with rePurpose Global to tackle the pet industry’s plastic waste problem

Catalyst Pet, a completely sustainable, high-performance cat litter, has been doubling down on its mission to improve the planet by entering a partnership with rePurpose Global on this year’s Earth Day.  the world’s first Plastic Credit Platform helping people and companies finance the removal and recycling of ocean-bound plastic waste. By making this commitment, every Catalyst purchase online will now carry a Net Zero Plastic Footprint.

Catalyst is working to reduce plastic use wherever possible. For each product sold online, the company will donate a percentage toward collecting and reusing one ocean-bound plastic pouch. By donating a percentage of every product purchase to plastic reduction efforts, Catalyst is enabling the removal of low-value plastic waste otherwise landfilled, burned, or flushed into the oceans every year. The partnership also allows Catalyst to fund cutting-edge recycling, support ethical wages for marginalized workers in India, and reduce the amount of plastic waste going to landfills and waterways.

The pet industry is responsible for around 300 million pounds of plastic waste per year in the U.S., according to an estimate from the Pet Sustainability Coalition. The nonprofit projects that at least 99% of all pet food packaging in the U.S. isn’t recycled.

“Our industry generates a devastating amount of waste annually,” said Jonah Levine, Catalyst’s Product Manager. “At Catalyst, we believe even small businesses can make a big difference in improving our planet. Walking into our offices you immediately get a sense this group of people are joined by the sole purpose of making a better planet for tomorrow. We also know that you don’t have to sacrifice performance to have sustainability. Our motto and mission are on every package: Love your pet, change your planet.”

Pet parents are increasingly prioritizing brands that offer environmentally and socially conscious products. Sales of conventional pet food and treats remained relatively stable over the past year, however, naturally positioned pet food and treats grew 25.7 percent and certified organic pet food and treats grew 15.8 percent.

From the start, Catalyst’s mission has been to create a better product for our pets, our homes and the planet. While traditional clay litters are usually made of sodium bentonite, a mineral that is strip-mined and not biodegradable, Catalyst does not require precious resources for its manufacture. The litter is made with upcycled soft wood fiber collected from wood processing facilities that would otherwise send it to a landfill. Because one pound of Catalyst does the work of four pounds of clumping clay litter, it also reduces pollution and carbon emissions that result from production and transportation.

“Planetary protection is already at the heart of what Catalyst does. That’s why we’re so thrilled they’re pushing the boundaries even further by tackling the plastic waste problem in such a systemic way,” said Aditya Siroya, co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of rePurpose Global. “We hope this pioneering move pushes more brands to take responsibility for their own plastic waste and go Plastic Neutral.”

For more information about rePurpose Global, visit https://repurpose.global/

About Catalyst™ Pet

Catalyst is a revolutionary cat litter, the only one engineered from upcycled soft wood fiber to offer performance and peace of mind. Lightweight, minimally scented, odor-trapping and cat-friendly, Catalyst exceeds both natural and conventional clay alternatives so pet parents can make the responsible, renewable, sustainable choice. Join the revolution! For more information, visit www.catalystpet.com.

 

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ON A MISSION TO IMPROVE THE PLANET WITH CATALYST™ PET: A NEW SUSTAINABLE CAT LITTER WITH SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Love your pet and change the planet at the same time. Catalyst Pet is a new, completely sustainable, high-performance cat litter made with upcycled soft wood making it both a superior cat litter and an opportunity to care for the earth.

Like cat litter made from clay, Catalyst’s product is permeable and clumps for easy scooping. But that is where the similarities end. Catalyst stops odor in its tracks giving the litter box a fresh, crisp wood smell instead of the unpleasant odor of perfumed clay.  This new litter is soft underfoot and cats take to it quickly. Pet parents prefer it because it is lightweight and less litter is needed: one pound of Catalyst does the work of three pounds of clumping clay.

But to the makers of Catalyst, it is much more than a high-performance cat litter—it’s a mission. “Walking into the small offices at Catalyst, you get a different feeling,” said Jonah Levine, Product Manager. “You immediately get the sense this is a small group of people joined by the singular purpose of making a better planet for tomorrow. We know we are outmatched by huge multi-national conglomerates that dominate the cat litter market with big budgets and entrenched brands. But we have a powerful message: you don’t have to sacrifice performance to have sustainability. Our motto around here is right on every package: Love your pet, change your planet.”

Most cat lovers are not aware that traditional clay litters are usually made of sodium bentonite, a mineral that is strip-mined and not biodegradable. A 2017 report reveals that more than five billion pounds of sodium bentonite is mined each year just for cat litter with the vast majority ending up in landfills—more than 125,000 truckloads each year.

Catalyst solves this problem because it is biodegradable and does not require precious resources for its manufacture. In fact, the upcycled soft wood fiber used to make the litter is collected from wood processing facilities that would otherwise send it to a landfill. Because one pound of Catalyst does the work of three pounds of clumping clay litter, it also reduces pollution and carbon emissions that result from production and transportation.

Even with the company’s mission to be environmentally sustainable, performance remains a key focus for the Catalyst team. “Our research indicates that while most people have tried and prefer to use a natural litter solution, they ultimately switch back to clay because of performance issues,” said Jim Gallman, Vice President of Marketing. “We knew that in order to get more people to make the right choice for our planet, we needed to create a product that meets and exceeds their expectations around clumping, odor control, dust, and cat acceptance.”

Catalyst is available in a variety of formulas, including Healthy Cat, Multi Cat and Unscented.

Catalyst also offers a simple subscription service that removes one more chore off the list. For $20 per month, Catalyst ships a 10-pound bag right to a pet parent’s front door—the recommended amount for one cat for 30 days. “We wanted to make it as easy as possible for cat lovers to make the right choice for their pet and the planet,” adds Levine. For those who do not prefer subscription services, Catalyst is also making its way to leading retailers store shelves nationwide.

Revolutionary Litter Gives a Cleaner Litterbox with a Clean Conscience

About Catalyst™ Pet

Catalyst is a revolutionary cat litter, the only one engineered from upcycled soft wood fiber to offer performance and peace of mind. Lightweight, minimally scented, odor-trapping and cat-friendly, Catalyst exceeds both natural and conventional clay alternatives so pet parents can make the responsible, renewable, sustainable choice. Join the revolution! For more information, visit www.catalystpet.com.

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