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  1. Why did the PEDIGREE® Brand decide to develop these products?
  2. What types of products are included in the dry product line?
  3. What changes have you made to the ingredients to improve the PEDIGREE® Recipes?
  4. Can all breeds of dogs eat the PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes?
  5. Why are there two different formulas for different size dogs?
  6. Where can I go if I have questions?
  1. Why did the PEDIGREE® Brand decide to develop these products?

    We believe that every dog deserves leading nutrition. The researchers at the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition have identified the four Universal Needs of Dogs: Skin & Coat, Oral Care, Digestion, and Immunity. Watch video

    These needs were identified through a review of the WALTHAM® Centre's robust body of research studies on the requirements of dogs of different breeds, sizes and life stages. Additionally, the WALTHAM® Centre research has identified how we can deliver nutritional benefits that address those four needs. It is this research that went into making our best dry recipes ever.

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  2. What types of products are included in the dry product line?

    The PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes are our best recipes ever, and are specially formulated to meet the 4 Universal Needs of Dogs: Skin & Coat, Oral Care, Digestion, and Immunity.

    The dry product line includes eight different product options, each specially designed to meet the nutritional requirements of dogs of different breeds, sizes and life stage for overall health and well-being. The products are:

    • PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition
    • PEDIGREE PUPPY® Complete Nutrition
    • PEDIGREE SMALL BREED® Nutrition
    • PEDIGREE LARGE BREED® Nutrition
    • PEDIGREE® Health Longevity
    • PEDIGREE® Healthy Weight
    • PEDIGREE® Healthy Joints
    • PEDIGREE® Wholesome Nutrition With Chicken, Rice & Vegetables
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  3. What changes have you made to the ingredients to improve the PEDIGREE® Recipes?

    The PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes are our best recipes ever, and are specially formulated to meet the four Universal Needs of Dogs: Skin & Coat, Oral Care, Digestion, and Immunity. Watch video

    The PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes will nourish a dog's first line of defense—its skin & coat—by including leading levels of Linoleic Acid and optimum levels of Zinc, which have been identified as two of the most important nutrients for helping dogs maintain a healthy skin and coat. Watch video

    Several PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes include a patented Oral Care kibble. This kibble will provide oral care benefits by promoting chewing and mechanical cleaning action that helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup, a contributor to gum disease (the number one health issue for pet dogs today). The Oral Care kibble is available in select varieties. Watch video

    Puppies have different needs because they are learning to chew and are developing new teeth. The oral health emphasis in PEDIGREE PUPPY® is focused on tooth development by optimizing calcium and phosphorus. The crunchy texture of PEDIGREE PUPPY® also helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Watch video

    Our special care products (PEDIGREE® Healthy Joints, PEDIGREE® Healthy Weight, and PEDIGREE® Healthy Longevity) provide the professional nutrition of the improved dry recipes, but they were launched prior to the final development of the Oral Care kibble. However, the special care products, like all of our products, contain the right balance of calcium and phosphorus for strong healthy teeth and a crunchy texture that also helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup.
    Watch Healthy Joints video
    Watch Healthy Weight video
    Watch Healthy Longevity video

    Additionally, the PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes are highly digestible and have an improved blend of fiber for optimum stool quality. Highly digestible meals, balanced with the right blend of fiber, can lead to overall digestive health, optimal nutrient absorption and less waste. Watch video

    Finally, PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes will help support a dog's immune system through the addition of key antioxidant nutrients vitamins E and C. Supplementation of vitamins E and Vitamin C together have synergistic benefits to promote a strong immune system and to help protect every cell in your dog's body, as the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition's research has shown. Watch video

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  4. Can all breeds of dogs eat the PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes?

    Yes. We believe that every dog deserves leading nutrition. That's why the PEDIGREE® Dry Recipes have been formulated for all breeds, sizes and life stages. Because all dogs deserve to have food that is specially formulated to meet the Four Universal Needs of Dogs: Skin & Coat, Oral Care, Digestion, and Immunity.

    Formulas have been created for puppies, small- and large-breed adult dogs, and seniors. Careful consideration has been taken to address the unique needs of the animals at each of these stages.

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  5. Why are there two different formulas for different size dogs?

    The PEDIGREE® Brand created two formulas to address the different needs of small and large dogs. Small dogs have smaller mouths, so PEDIGREE SMALL BREED® kibble is smaller and easier to crunch than PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition. The PEDIGREE LARGE BREED® formula, in addition to having larger kibble to promote proper chewing in large dogs, also helps maintain healthy joints with natural sources of glucosamine.

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  6. Where can I go if I have questions?

    We're always happy to answer any questions you may have about our company or products. You can contact us online at www.pedigree.com or by phone at 800-525-5273.

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