To Kiss or Not to Kiss Your Pooch

If you are like me and love your puppies to pieces, you probably have shared kisses with them.  Is it safe to be swapping spit with your dog or should you not kiss your pooch?

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There is a myth floating around that dogs mouths are cleaner than humans mouths. That is obviously not true. Think about what your dog plants his/her face into outside or eats when you aren’t looking, or the lovely butt sniffing greeting given to the neighbor’s dog.  Man and man’s best friend both have lots of germs and bacteria in their mouths.  There are so many that it’s equal to the earth’s population.  Continue Reading…

Brush Your Pets Teeth

Do you think you really need to brush your pets teeth?  February is National Pet Dental Month and if you’ve never wondered this before it’s time to start!   The answer varies depending on your pet and breed, but, in most cases, the answer is yes.

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One of the main indicators of your pet needing oral care is bad breath.  Many people may think that all pet breath is bad, but when you are a pet owner, you notice when there is a distinct change in your pet’s breath.  Bad breath stems from food particles that get trapped within the gum tissue or sit along the animal’s teeth.  Bacteria thrive on this debris and that is where bad breath begins.   Us humans, of course, can easily brush and floss food debris away, but when we aren’t providing any type of oral health care for our pets, this can cause problems, and not just bad breath.
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