LAS VEGAS — Yummy Combs, a brand by Pets Best Life, shared Aug. 16 promising results from a recent study involving dirty dog teeth and its uniquely shaped and formulated dental treats. According to the study, dogs given a Yummy Combs dental treat once every day for 60 consecutive days benefitted from the removal of 26% of hardened tartar on the teeth, as well as improved breath by 46%.

"The 'dirty tooth' study proves what some have said was impossible — for a treat to remove hardened tartar from a dog’s teeth," said Joe Roetheli, Ph.D., chief executive officer and founder of Pets Best Life.

The study reinforces the brand’s Seal of Acceptance for Tartar Control by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC).

The unique, patented shape of yummy combs is described by Roetheli as combining a flat, wide hockey puck shape with a bee’s nest interior.

In addition to the study, Yummy Combs also announced the launch of a new Fish and Egg formula, expanding its dental treat portfolio to now include two flavors. The recipe was introduced for dogs that are allergic to chicken, which is found in the brand’s original dental treat recipe.

"The early palatability study suggests that dogs love the Fish and Egg formula even better than the great taste of the Chicken and Casein formula," Roetheli added. "We're glad that dogs love the taste, but even more important, we're glad that the nutritional aspects of Yummy Combs can add years to their lives with their owners."

Yummy Combs are manufactured in North Kansas City, Mo., and formulated with 44% protein and are low in carbohydrates and starches, according to the brand. The dental treats are also fortified with glucosamine and chondroitin to support mobility, salmon oil to promote coat health, turmeric to help break down fats, casein to support muscles, lecithin to improve digestion, and several other ingredients included to boost health and wellness. The treats are free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, as well as lactose, GMOs, gluten, and added grains.

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