How to Check your Pet’s Dental Health

Every day is the time to keep your pet’s oral and dental health. The eyes may be the mirror to the soul, but the mouth leads to the rest of the body. To be able to keep the mouth happy, healthy and free of halitosis (bad breath), it is important to know how to check your pet’s oral and dental health and what signs to look for.   Dental Health: 1. The Breath Test When having cuddle time with your pet be sure to sniff your pet’s breath. It can smell like the food you fed, the socks they stole, or
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Summer Health Tips for your Pet

While illness and injury can happen all year round, some problems are more prevalent seasonally. Below are a few items to keep in mind as we enter the summer season.   Too Hot to Trot Walking barefoot across asphalt, concrete or sand on a hot sunny day can be extremely painful. Your pet’s paws are just as sensitive to this heat as your bare feet are. So it is best to avoid these surfaces if possible. This can be done by walking your pet during the cooler morning and evening hours or walking on grass or cooler surfaces.   Keep
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Is your pet fit or overweight?

Obesity has become the biggest nutritional disease afflicting pets in North America. Accordingly a 2016 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention: 54% of dogs and 59% of cats are overweight or obese. Furthermore overweight animals have become the new norm. Owners often ask veterinarians and staff if their pet is underweight, when actually they are a perfect weight.  Most of us know that extra weight on our pets leads to other medical issues just like it does in people. However most people simply don’t realize that an extra pound on their pet is not equivalent to an extra pound on
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