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Ingredients FAQs

What makes these dental chews different from others?

While basic dental chews help clean teeth, our dental chews go further to also support optimal overall health by providing key nutrients that are missing in pet’s diets, including balanced omegas to promote healthy skin & coat, and Glucosamine to help support mobility and hip & joint health.

Are your ingredients in Pet Kelp human grade?

The Flax and other ingredients used in Pet Kelp are all food grade (human grade), with the exception of Kelp. That is organic certified feed grade.

Which of your products are vegetarian?

We currently offer a variety of products that are vegetarian and completely free from of animal origin ingredients. The Missing Link original line offers a Vegetarian Superfood Supplement for Skin, Coat, and Digestion for cats and dogs and Vegetarian Hip, Joint, and Digestion for Adult Dogs only that are easily differentiated by their green bag colors. Our Pet Kelp line of products are completely free from animal origin ingredients and are considered vegetarian. The probiotics we use in these products are free from dairy and no animal origin ingredients are used to make the probiotics.

What is "Powdered Cellulose"?

A plant-based fiber, Cellulose helps plants defy gravity. And, it helps bind the superfood ingredients in Missing Link dental chews together, providing your fur kiddo with a crunchy, good for you chew.

What is "Pea Fiber"?

Pea Fiber is the perfect addition to help “tie together” all of the superfood ingredients in Missing Link dental chews.

What is "Vegetable Glycerine"?

Vegetable Glycerin is a component of vegetable oil. This natural ingredient is used to help maintain the right amount of moisture to ensure a tasty, crunch experience for your fur-kid with every chew.

Why is there potato in the Missing Link dental chews?

Potato is an effective grain-free binder that helps to hold all of the superfood ingredients together in a tasty, crunchy chew.

What are the levels of glucosamine in the Missing Link dental chew formula?

The levels of glucosamine per chew are labeled in terms of mg/kg on the product packaging, as required by AAFCO regulations. We guarantee a minimum of 332mg for the large size and 166 mg for the small size. The Petite size does not contain glucosamine. Glucosamine combined with Omega fatty acids help to support joint health more completely than just glucosamine alone.

How do Missing Link dental chews help care for joints?

In addition to cleaning dogs’ teeth, Missing Link dental chews help to actively nourish joints and protect mobility for dogs of all ages and sizes. These tasty chews contain Glucosamine HCL to provide the building blocks for healthy joints. Natural sources of omega fatty acids provide essential nutrients the body needs for healthy joints.

My Missing Link dental chews have brown specks on them.  What is that?

Missing Link dental chews contain many superfood ingredients like flax, oyster and sunflower that help give this Omega rich chew it’s natural look.

Are Missing Link dental chews low fat?

Missing Link dental chews are considered low fat and contains 2% crude fat. The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) defines low fat as being no more than 9% crude fat for products containing less than 20% moisture.

What is Stay-C™ and what are the benefits and effects of it?

Stay-C™ is a patented, stable form of Vitamin C*. Vitamin C helps support gum health, helps to reduce plaque and tarter and helps maintain a healthy immune system.   *Stay-C™ is a trademark of DSM.

How do your dental chews help clean teeth?

Missing Link dental chews feature a special texture designed for maximum dental effectiveness. Our unique treats help control plaque and tartar build up by mechanical abrasion. Our dental chews also contain Stay-C vitamin C to help support gum health.

What type of kelp do you use in your Missing Link original & Pet Kelp?

We use a proprietary blend of organic kelp that is sustainably harvested from the cold, ocean waters of Nova Scotia where the most prevalent species is ascophyllum nodosum.

Where are the ingredients sourced from?

The Missing Link sources all ingredients from USA suppliers, Canada, New Zealand and Argentina. They are premium ingredients that meet our Quality Assurance Specifications for efficacy, purity, and safety.