Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What makes Yummy Combs® different from other dental treats for dogs?
The honeycomb-like patented shape makes it different from any other doggie dental treat. The treat surrounds your dog’s teeth for a deeper, more complete clean while it is being chewed. It is designed to floss dogs’ teeth up to the gum line and gently massages where periodontal disease gets its foot hold. Its width and depth prevents dogs from gulping it down in one bite and encourages them to chew longer. Yummy Combs® are also packed with nutrition and wellness ingredients for a complete and balanced diet.
Q: Are Yummy Combs® safe to feed?
The innovative honeycomb shape requires dogs to chew it rather than gulp the treat down whole. The hexagonal shape is designed to be wider than the oropharynx of the dog’s throat (the non-stretching gateway to the stomach). They are conceived and formulated by pet lovers based on science, technology, engineering and math. Check the package or our website to determine the correct size Yummy Combs® for your dog.
Q: How often can I give my dog a Yummy Combs treat?
Yummy Combs® are to be given one treat per day. They are formulated for Adult Dogs Only with Glucosamine and Chondroitin; feeding more that one treat per day would exceed the recommended AAFCO requirement.
Q: Can Yummy Combs® be fed to dogs with food allergies/sensitivities?
Chicken is the number one ingredient in Yummy Combs®. If your dog is allergic or sensitive to chicken; avoid feeding Yummy Combs®. They are made with natural ingredients and free of gluten, grain, hence (Non-GMO) and lactose. They can be fed to dogs with a range of dietary considerations. Talk to your veterinarian about whether Yummy Combs® are an appropriate addition to your dog’s diet. As with people, a low percentage of dogs have allergies to certain ingredients.
Q: Are Yummy Combs® easy for dogs to digest?
The answer is Yes! The thin wall honeycomb design with increased surface area-to-volume ratio improves digestibility. This also improves solubility and allows Yummy Combs® to be produced at lower temperatures preserving valuable nutrients during the manufacturing process.
Q: How do you know dogs love the taste of Yummy Combs®?
Yummy Combs® are made with spray-dried chicken as the number one ingredient. They also include milk casein, powdered honey and natural liver flavoring. Your dog will do its tricks without even being asked.
Q: Why is flossing and cleaning the teeth so important to a dog's health?
Without proper teeth cleaning, flossing and gum massaging, gingivitis and periodontal disease can set in. Bleeding gums allow bacteria and toxins to access the circulatory system easily where they race to damage vital organs, and in some cases result in death. Autopsies very seldom state that the dog died from periodontal disease, but merely state that the dog died from failure of a vital organ. However, the damage to the vital organ is often a result of periodontal disease.
Q: How much protein do dogs need?
Canine nutritionists recommend 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight for dogs that are considered a healthy weight for their size and breed.
Q: Where did the ingenious honeycomb design come from?
The idea came from years of experience in the pet industry and a passion and love for dogs ensuring they could have a pet’s best life. Dr. Joe Roetheli began thinking about the root cause of death among dogs in general; the answer was periodontal disease. Periodontal disease was the main culprit in letting bacteria enter the dog’s vital organs, many times going undiagnosed as the cause for organ failure. Regular visits to the veterinarian and proper oral care is the gold standard; but Joe knew if he could develop a product that would reduce the build up of tartar and plaque on the dogs’ teeth between visits, it would be a game changer. His design would need to be a hard and tough surface that could chip away at the tartar and plaque cleaning up to the gum line where the periodontal disease gets its foot hold. It would also need to be easily digestible and soluble so as not to cause an esophageal obstruction or obstruction in the bowl. His thin wall design does both, ensuring the maximum surface to weight ratio. Finally; he wanted to develop a dental treat that was complete and balance ending the empty calorie claim that treats have so long had to weather over the years.
Q: Where did the Pet’s Best Life company name come from?
Our company strives to Our mission and name are one in the same. Developing products that are designed and formulated for your pet’s best life gave way to our company name; Pet’s Best Life LLC. Our combined decades of experience in the pet industry; developing, marketing, distributing and selling pet treats have paved the way for this new innovation and sets the stage for many more to come in the future.
Q: Where are Yummy Combs® manufactured?
Yummy Combs® are proudly made in North Kansas City, Missouri with love by experienced pet product manufacturers.
Q: What is the link between Yummy Combs® and Jim the Wonder Dog?
Jim the Wonder Dog was likely the most talented, ingenious dog ever. He was so gifted that he selected the winner of the Kentucky Derby seven times. Owners of a horse racetrack threatened his owner if he didn’t get Jim out of town immediately as he was picking winners of races almost without error. He could identify cars from different states and different varieties of trees upon command. He was named Hunting Dog of the Country by Outdoor Life magazine. He was tested by two universities and found no unusual traits associated with a hunting dog; but what they found was that what the owner told them he could do; he was able to do. Jim was ingenious. And Yummy Combs® are ingenious in many ways as well!