Spare the Brush, Spoil the Canine
Best In Show Daily today reminds readers that February is National Pet Dental Health Month. In Senior Editor Christi McDonald’s report, “Keep Those Pearly Whites – and Your Dogs – Healthy,” you’re introduced to several methods aimed at protecting your dogs’ health through oral hygiene. And Kayla Bertagnolli offers a suggestion of her own for improving the happiness of our dogs – spoil them! A carefully selected toy or a special treat can mean the difference between a delinquent doggie and one that’s both happy and healthy.…
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Keep Those Pearly Whites – and Your Dogs – Healthy
By Christi McDonald
I know that you know that keeping our dogs’ teeth clean is as important to their health as anything we do for them. But I was at my veterinarian’s office this week and noticed the poster for “National Pet Dental Health Month,” and because I’ve recently learned a few new things about how dental disease affects dogs (and humans) I want to share this information with you.
Every professional handler I know, and probably most owner-handlers as well, scrape their dogs’ teeth weekly with a basic tooth scaler, so that when the judge examines the bite he’ll find a beautiful set of pearly whites looking back at him. more
A house is not a home without a dog.
Well now, isn’t that just the truth? Sometimes we take our dogs for granted, complaining or fussing about the naughty things they may do in our homes. In the end, though, it’s hard to imagine it any other way!
Isn’t it funny how we fall into everyday patterns where we just accept what is going to happen? We wake up, take care of the dogs, go to work, come home, feed the dogs, and so on and so forth.
Well, sometimes our world gets a big shakeup, especially when we’re traveling back and forth to dog shows. I always find that when I’m away at a show, I miss my housedogs and find myself bringing them up in conversation. more