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Your dogs mouth and teeth

You probably get plenty of sloppy kisses from your canine cohort, but getting a good look at his mouth and teeth takes a little more effort. So gather your furry friend in close, gently open his mouth, and take a closer look at these critical parts of your pooch: The gums Lift up your dog’s…
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Your cat’s mouth and teeth

You’ve probably felt your cat’s sandpaper-like tongue on occasion, but getting a good look at his mouth and teeth takes a little more effort. So gather your furry friend in close, gently open his mouth, and take a closer look at these critical parts of your cat: The gums Lift up your cat’s lips and…
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What’s in your cat’s mouth?

Did you know 70 percent of cats over the age of 4 have dental disease? That’s why it’s so important for your pet to receive proper dental care. Learn about these different types of dental diseases so you can understand your cat’s pain. 1 Stomatitis    Stomatitis is a chronic, painful condition most often seen…
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Bad Breath (halitosis) in Pets

Does your pet’s mouth smell not so sweet? A bad odor can be a sign of serious problems for your pet, such as periodontal disease or oral or systemic infection. So discuss your pet’s problem with your veterinarian. Common mouth myths: true or false? Pets are supposed to have bad breath. False. An odor is…
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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Just like in humans, dental care is an important part of your pet’s overall health. Here’s a step-by-step guide to keeping those chompers sparkling white at home. 1. Start brushing your pet’s teeth early—8 to 12 weeks old is best. If you brush every day, your pet will become familiar with the routine when their…
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Companion Animal Dental Scaling Without Anesthesia

American Veterinary Dental College Position Statement In the United States and Canada, only licensed veterinarians can practice veterinary medicine. Veterinary medicine includes veterinary surgery, medicine and dentistry. Anyone providing dental services other than a licensed veterinarian, or a supervised and trained veterinary technician, is practicing veterinary medicine without a license and shall be subject to…
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Company recalls rawhide chews that can make your dog barf or give it the runs

BY DAVID J. NEAL United Pet Group is recalling five brands of rawhide dog chews sold nationwide that include a manufacturing equipment cleaning chemical. Two of the brands, American Beefhide and Digest-eeze, are manufactured by Deerfield Beach-based Salix Animal Health. The other brands are Healthy Hide, Healthy Hide Good-n-Fit and Healthy Hide Good-n-Fun. The lot…
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FDA Alert to Consumers and Vets to Watch Dogs for Hyperthyroidism

Do you have this dog food on your shelf? If so please read the article below from News Desk. The FDA is warning about high levels of thyroid hormone in some Blue Buffalo canned dog food. 'Extensive testing' shows thyroid hormone in canned food from Blue Buffalo Co., WellPet By News Desk | March 28, 2017 Federal…
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Veterinary Alert: Leptospirosis Outbreak in Dogs in Maricopa County

Courtesy of the AZ Veterinary Medical Association (edited) - Thursday, November 10, 2016 Some Maricopa County veterinarians are seeing an increase in the number of cases of canine leptospirosis. At least 20 laboratory positive dogs have been reported since the beginning of 2016. Most of the cases have been associated with two clusters including one…
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Traveling Safely with Your Pets

Hitting the road (or the air) with your pets can make your vacation more fun than ever. But even though you can already feel the sand beneath your toes and taste that Mai Tai, remember that Fido or Fluffy doesn't know he's about to take a trip. First and foremost, determine whether it's wise to…
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