By Sherry Warner
To say that Bud Groth, president of Petzlife, is passionate about the pet products he manufactures is an understatement. The 70-something entrepreneur produces a full line of health and wellness products for pets including dental health products, calming support, wound care, flea and tick control, shampoos, aromatherapy mists and more.
And all are 100 per cent natural and safe for your pets. “I’m the only test animal that we use,” says Bud. “If any product is not fit for human consumption why would you ever consider giving it to your pet.”
The product that started it all is Petzlife Oral Care spray or gel that helps remove plaque and tartar, controls bacteria and eliminates bad breath, all without having to brush your pet’s teeth.
Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one diagnosed problem in Canadian dogs and cats. By the age of two, 80 per cent of dogs and 70 per cent of cats have some form or periodontal disease. And, unfortunately, oral hygiene is the most neglected aspect of pet health care.
More than a decade ago, Bud’s friend David Petersen knew he was retiring and asked if he would be interested in getting involved in opening up an anaesthesia-free scaling clinic for pets. Bud was hesitant at first, but once he discovered the alarming number of pets who died while under anaethesia, or during recovery, especially those getting their teeth cleaned, he wanted to help.
Although Bud liked the idea of anaesthesia-free scaling, the procedure was still time consuming and expensive. He thought there must be a better way. Using his background in health and wellness and his interest in holistic veterinary care, Bud developed a formula, based on natural ingredients he knew were very good at fighting bacteria in the mouth.
Bud, of course, tried it first then gave it to David’s cousin’s dog, a Rottweiler, who had never had his teeth cleaned. “We took pictures every eight days and it was amazing, the plaque and tartar just started falling off,” says Bud.
And the rest, as they say, is history. The first true test of the effectiveness of Petzlife Oral Care was during an infomercial on Chicago talk radio. The product was well-received and Bud took orders during the show. “Low and behold we never got one request for a refund, which was unbelievable because we were selling a two-ounce bottle for $49.99,” says Bud. Now that we are mass producing Petzlife Oral Care, a 4 oz bottle is priced at just $24.99.
Interest in Petzlife Oral Care gained momentum as Bud got pet-industry people on board including groomers, veterinarians and retailers. Now, 10 years later over 2 million bottles have been sold without one injury or death and is now available in over 10,000 retail stores in Canada and the U.S. and over 6,000 vet clinics.
Petzlife Oral Care is available at your specialty pet supply retailer. Visit www.petzlife.com for more information about Petzlife Oral Care, the product’s ingredient list as well as before and after photos and numerous testimonials from happy pet parents. Petzlife offers a 100% money back guarantee, no questions asked.