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Tag Archives: dentalcare

The Importance of Wellness Checkups

July 30, 2014

I first wrote about wellness checkups for both cats and dogs after attending a American Veterinary Medical Conference (AVMA) in San Diego. It’s a wonderful opportunity to eavesdrop on the veterinary world, get the latest facts and figures and sit in on interesting workshops. Every five years, AVMA produces a well-researched Pet Demographic Sourcebook. It’s a highly respected tome and, in fact, the U.S. Census Bureau…  

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How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

July 22, 2014

Brushing your dog’s teeth does not have to be a chore. In fact, many dogs look forward to it! Read this post and your pup be on the way to a brighter, whiter and healthier smile. Things you’ll need to get started: 1. Dog toothbrush 2. Canine toothpaste 3. Gloves or finger toothbrush 4. Patience Introducing your dog to dental duties can be difficult, but…  

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What Is That Smell?

May 21, 2014

How many of you have been guilty of this scenario? (Admittedly, I am.) Someone comes up to you with something in their hand or simply says to you, “Smell this, it is awful!” And what do you do? Smell it and gag! They already told you the smell would make an onion cry and yet what do we do, smell anyway. This occurs frequently in…  

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Don’t Let Dental Care Be a Pain in the Mouth!

February 26, 2014

“Five teeth? Are you kidding me?!” My husband confirmed the bad news. Sadie-Bad-Baby, the world’s most unusual looking dog (well, we think so) had gone to the vet for what I thought was a routine dental cleaning and a single extraction. After my husband picked her up, he called to report that Sadie was going to be in pain for a couple of days after…  

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