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Planet Dog’s All-Natural Treats for the Holidays

Saturday Dec 17, 2011
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Portland, ME - Planet Dog, the socially responsible pet industry leader, is barking about the launch of two new flavors of Planet Dog EATS, a line of premium and healthy dog treats made by their new local baking partner, Polka Dog Bakery in Boston, MA. Designed with form, function and versatility in mind, the 100% natural dog treats aid in tartar control and offer super nutrients in every bite for optimal health and wellness.

"We are honored to be working with an organization like Polka Dog," says Stephie Volo, Planet Dog’s Top Dog. "They have been baking award-winning treats for over seven years and have been an excellent resource and partner to us. It is exciting to work with an organization that shares the same values," adds Volo.

Planet Dog EATS compliment Planet Dog’s lifestyle brand and are a perfect companion for their award-winning Orbee-Tuff®toys. Made in the USA with all-natural ingredients, Planet Dog EATS were designed to fit the Treat-Spot® in Orbee-Tuff toys and provide hours of interactive play and wholesome goodness. The playful bone-shaped treats easily break into smaller pieces for portion control and for placing inside all sizes of Orbee-Tuff toys.

"Consumers are looking for pet products with multiple health benefits and applications," says Kristen Smith, Planet Dog’s Brand Ambassador. "By inserting Planet Dog EATS into the Treat-Spot of our Orbee-Tuff toys, dog lovers can create an interactive play session and treat dispensing activity that also enhances their pet’s well-being," adds Smith.

There are three distinct ways for dog lovers to use Planet Dog EATS to celebrate and enhance the lifestyle they share with their canine companions. They can praise good behavior by treating their 4-legged best friends with the nutritious biscuit-like treats.

They are perfect for dogs who love daily play with interactive toys of all sizes. These versatile dog treats are easy to snap into bite size and non-filling training treats for dogs that perform. They can also be used with Planet Dog’s new On the Go Snack Sack® for "ready-to-reward" ease.

The rough, crunchy surface and composition of the new treats supports daily tartar control and contributes to healthy teeth and gums. Planet Dog EATS are wheat, corn and soy-free and contain no wheat gluten. The new line features two flavors: Chicken & Pumpkin Pot Pie and PB & J.

Feeding pumpkin to a dog can help lower their risk of cancer, cataracts, and heart disease.

The Chicken & Pumpkin Pot Pie Flavor treats naturally support digestion thanks to the high fiber content found in Pumpkin. It is also a natural remedy for stomach ailments, including constipation and mild diarrhea. It is packed with beta carotein, high in vitamins C, K and E and an excellent source of potassium, magnesium and iron.

Feeding pumpkin to a dog can help lower their risk of cancer, cataracts and heart disease. And because it is low in both fat and calories, it is an excellent food substitute for dogs with weight restrictions.

The Chicken & Pumpkin Pot Pie treats also feature Ginger, a perennial herb that has potent anti-inflammatory properties, stimulates digestion and enhances the immune system. Research has shown that ginger lowers blood cholesterol by reducing cholesterol absorption in the blood and liver.

The PB & J Flavor treats offer powerful antioxidants thanks to real Maine blueberries and peanut butter. Blueberries can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and digestive problems and they are also a great source of fiber. The presence of brain stimulating vitamins in blueberries can help keep senior dogs sharper, while copper, zinc and iron help boost and maintain a healthy immune system.

Peanut butter is also loaded with antioxidants as well as protein and basic carbohydrates. The peanut oil in peanut butter contains omega fatty-acids which help reduce bad cholesterol that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Planet Dog EATS are sold in a recyclable, 12-ounce virgin craft cardboard box and like all of Planet Dog’s products, they are covered by the company’s 100% satisfaction guarantee. Consumers can buy them online at http://www.planetdog.com, by calling Planet Dog toll-free at 800-381-1516 or at retailers nationwide.

Planet Dog is proud to donate 2% of every purchase of every Planet Dog product to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF) to support canine service programs nationwide. PDF provides cash grants to programs throughout the country that train, place and support dogs who help people in need. Since January 2006, PDF has given away more than $800,000 in cash grants and in-kind product donations.

For more information and a full list of programs and grantees, please visit
http://www.planetdogfoundation.org

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