We all know a lot of food ingredients are not healthy for pets, some of them could cause food intolerance. This has led Vetnex to search and develop a healthy solution, Oats-Chew®. Oats-Chew® is an oats-based soft chew technology, which uses oats as a base to make healthier tasty chews for dogs and cats. Oat is a healthy ingredient for human and pets. It’s rich in nutrients, antioxidants and soluble fiber beta-glucan, oat is also very gentle and has many health benefits such as helping constipation, allergies, blood sugar/cholesterol health, etc.
Vetnex is applying new design on its product labels. The new look labels are more user friendly and hopefully they will provide a warm feeling to you and your pets. As part of the change, we have expanded our Plaque Control flavoured dental powders (Salmon and Kangaroo) to be available for use in both dogs and cats. You can find the details of our new look products on the Prodcut Page.
Vetnex is proud to announce that we are now partnering with the Sydney-based All Natural Vet Care to deliver Vetnex product range to pet owners and holistic vets. All Natural Vet Care is one of the world’s leading Integrative Veterinary Hospitals which has been recognised internationally and awarded Holistic Practitioner of the Year in 2011 (AHVMA), Holistic Educator of the Year (2010) (AHVMA). All Natural Vet Care has a world class team of professionals delivering exceptional animal healthcare services and products to pet owners and holistic vets in Australia. Together with All Natural Vet Care, we are aiming to deliver the best available natural pet health care solutions for our beloved animals.
Although A. nodosum is widely used in companion animal products for its efficacy in improving oral hygiene, its influence on foodstuff palatability is unclear. Isidori et al (2018) investigated the effect of A. nodosum on extruded dog food palatability using the split-plate test. The study found there was a reduced food intake in dogs (P<0.001) when their diet contains 1% A. nodosum, suggesting that A. nodosum has an inhibiting and dose-dependent effect on the dogs dry matter intake. Data also indicate that negative effects exerted by A. nodosum on palatability are primarily related to gustatory factors rather than to olfactory stimuli. Isidori’s study suggests palatability is an issue when adding A. nodosum into dog foods. Vetnex has developed a variety of A. nodosum dental products to improve the palatability of this seaweed including flavoured powders (salmon, kangaroo) and tasty chews (salmon, beef liver).
Vetnex Plaque Control natural dental care range is a 100% natural product made from organic seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum, which is high in nutrition and has a natural defensive mechanism against dental plaque, tartar and bad breath. It is orally ingested and works systematically. The natural compounds in the seaweed come out through saliva and work on the bacterial biofilm to reduce plaque or tartar forming on the teeth, providing a natural protection on the teeth of your pet for healthier teeth and gums and fresh breath. Vetnex Plaque Control Dental Chew (Beef Liver) is made of the dental seaweed A. nodosum with added real Australian beef liver, the product is an all-natural tasty chew which is convenient and enjoyable for dogs and cats. The product can be given as a daily treat, it is a great alternative solution when your pet is not into powder form of dental products or if you simply like to have an easy-go feeding of your pets. It is a great choice for picky pets and busy owners. The product can be used individually or rotationally together with other Vetnex Plaque Control dental products.