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Taking Care of Your Pup’s Teeth

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You spend a lot of time taking care or your pet – diet, exercise and happiness are the key to a long and healthy life for your dog – but have your thought about their teeth?

While dogs aren’t as susceptible to cavities and their mouths are said to be much cleaner than our own, dogs can still develop tartar/plaque build-up and gingivitis. These issues, just like in humans, can eventually lead up to more serious infections, including kidney, liver and heart disease.

To improve your dog's teeth, one of the easiest thing you can do is to avoid feeding him leftovers or scraps from the table. Instead, choose treats that will also improve the health of their teeth. We recommend Greenie’s Dental Chews or Pedigree DentaStix. Giving your dog a good bone or chew toy is also a great way to strengthen his teeth and gums.

Cleaning your dog's teeth is important as well. Buy a toothbrush designed especially for dogs to ensure proper tooth care. Brushing their teeth in a circular motion is ideal when removing the tartar on the outside of the teeth. If your dog does not like having his teeth brushed, don’t stress. Take things slow and build up the amount of time you brush until you are able to brush all teeth fully.

To check for signs of oral disease: check for bad breath, excessive drooling, inflamed gums, cysts around or under the tongue, and any loose teeth. When in doubt, it is always best to visit your veterinarian.

Simple DIY Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits

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Welcome to the Test Kitchen! For the first time ever we are getting into the kitchen to try out new and fun recipes for pets, incorporating some of our favorite products! This is Milly, she'll be helping us out in the kitchen and will give us two paws up or down for each recipe we [...]

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12 Dog Hacks to Make Everyday Easier

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Having a pup around the house can be great for the soul - but not so much for your stress level. Try these hacks to make your everyday easier:Pet Hair- Use a shower squeegee on carpets to remove pet hair quickly and easily, no need for a vacuum.- Put on a pair of damp rubber kitchen [...]

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Holiday Hazards - 5 Things for Your Pet to Avoid

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Holiday Hazards - 5 Things for Your Pet to AvoidAs the weather grows colder and holidays approach, it's time to start thinking about possible safety hazards for your pet that weren't worrisome during the warmer months. Here are a few things to avoid, keeping your pet safe throughout the rest of Fall and into the Winter months.Plants and [...]

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Is Dinovite a Medication?

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No, Dinovite is a nutritional supplement that supplies vitamins and nutrients that are very good for your dog.

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