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Five Things You Can Do to Improve Your Dog’s Teeth

March 1, 2018 4:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nearly 85 percent of dogs have dental issues—and not just run of the mill dental issues, but issues that require professional attention. If your dog is more than three years old, and you haven’t yet taken them to the vet for a cleaning, odds are you already know this deep down. It’s easy for us to get in the habit of just not looking at our dog’s teeth and gums, because we don’t want to see the irritation and the bloody gums, or smell the telltale rotten odor of gum disease. But dental health is an issue that cannot be... View Article

What Is National Pet Dental Health Month?

February 15, 2018 4:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

February is designated as National Pet Dental Health Month as a reminder to pet owners that taking care of their pet’s teeth is an important part of pet ownership. As with humans, dental diseases, when they go untreated in pets, can lead to more serious problems, such as kidney issues or worse. In this post, we’ll explain about National Pet Dental Health Month, as well as explain the importance of taking care of your pet’s teeth and offer some practical solutions about how to do so. What is National Pet Dental Health Month? Every year, among the issues that Americans’... View Article

How to Care for Your Pet’s Teeth

January 29, 2018 8:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You likely brush your teeth every morning before you head out for the day and every night before bed. You brush to keep your teeth nice and white and also to prevent gum disease and other dental issues. But do you take care of your pet’s teeth as well as you do your own? Hopefully so! Our pets are just as susceptible to dental issues as we are. Improper dental care in cats and dogs leads to bad breath, swollen gums, loose teeth and difficulty eating. Thankfully, these issues are all easily avoidable by doing your part at home and... View Article

The Importance of Flea Protection in Winter

January 15, 2018 8:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Now that the temperatures have started to drop, many people tend to get complacent regarding flea protection for their furry friends. After all, fleas can’t live through winter, right? Wrong! Fleas are hardy little pests that can survive practically any weather you throw at them. That’s how they’ve managed to stay alive (and thrive) for thousands of years. The point is, flea protection is just as important when it’s 20 degrees as it is when it’s 80 degrees out. Keep reading to learn more about flea protection from your veterinarian in Bolivar, MO: Fleas stay active: Unlike bears and other... View Article

Five Important Questions to Ask at Your Next Vet Visit

December 26, 2017 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bringing your dog or cat in for a checkup at their veterinarian’s office can be a nerve-racking and stressful experience for both new and veteran pet owners. Oftentimes, you can become so focused on trying to calm Fido down or pulling Fluffy out from underneath the exam table that you forget to ask some important questions. But taking the time to make just a few simple inquiries about your pets diet, activity levels, shots and other concerns will help you better understand the best ways to take care of them. While the vet will likely ask similar questions, they might... View Article