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Tooth brushing can save money, improve pet’s oral health

If you were able to attend our dental care workshop: Preventing canine and feline dental disease, you heard Dr. Andrea Putt, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital, talk about the importance of BRUSHING your dog’s or cat’s teeth.  Dr. Putt  stressed the importance of DAILY brushing.  She also said that it’s not so much what is on the brush that matters– but the act of BRUSHING itself — that is most beneficial to your pet.  So if your pet loves delicious cat or dog food, peanut butter, soft cheese spread – or flavored pet toothpaste – BRUSH AWAY with any of them!   (Just NEVER use human toothpaste!)  Dr. Putt even mentioned that she sees one pet owner who flosses her Yorkie’s teeth!

Yorkie’s – as well as other small dogs – are way more prone to dental disease than mid-size and most big dogs, Dr. Putt said.  Also prone to dental problems are dogs with fine, narrow noses – such as Greyhounds and Collies.

Brushing can save money on your dog’s or cat’s dental care and also goes a long way to helping your pet maintain a healthy mouth and teeth.

Read more below about how to brush your pet’s teeth.  Just a few minutes each day can make a huge difference!

brushing Click here for a printable version.

Never ever give pets human medicines for pain.

Find out more about treating pain in pets at Pain doesn’t have to hurt, our Pawsitively Healthy workshop on November 19, 2015, at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store

Pain doesn’t have to hurt will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at my White Lake store at 6845 Highland RdSpace is limited; advance registration required. Please remember to leave your pets at home.  Donation is $5 per workshop.  All proceeds go to Elizabeth Lake Animal Rescue.    Register at http://www.nootersclub.org/PSPworkshops.htm.

We hope that you can join us on Thursday, November 19 when Andrea Putt, DVM, of Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital will talk about spotting signs of pain in pets and options for treatment at the workshop, Pain doesn’t have to hurt, at my White Lake (Highland Rd.) store.

On the topic of pain in pets, there is one thing that all pet owners should know.

NEVER, EVER, NEVER give your dog or cat – or other pet — human medications.  Many human drugs are FATAL to pets, even in small dosages.

I am sure that Dr. Putt will talk more about this at the workshop.  If you think that your dog or cat might be in pain, it’s time to see your veterinarian.  Some sources of pain –like injuries – are more obvious. In other cases, it may be more difficult to determine what is causing your pet’s pain so some form of tests and diagnostics might be recommended.  Without determining the underlying reason for your pet’s pain it is difficult to treat.

So never try treating your pet’s pain yourself unless you are doing so under the direction of your veterinarian.  You could end up with an even sicker pet.  Or worse.

Be sure to check back for more Pawsitively Healthy workshops!  Upcoming topics include kidney disease, arthritis, thyroid disease and more.