Archive for October, 2016
While veterinarians recommend that pet owners brush their dogs and cats’ teeth, a recent poll showed that 65% are not doing so. Healthy teeth and healthy gums are essential for a pet’s overall health. Taking care of a dogs or cat/s teeth is part of providing regular pet healthcare.
Adult dogs, for example, have 42 teeth, and 90% of these can be maintained by brushing. It isn’t necessary, however, to floss between their teeth.
Part of dog dental care includes receiving regular oral hygiene visits. During a vet clinic visit, a veterinarian can ensure that their teeth and gums are healthy. Furthermore, they can also evaluate whether or not they have signs of periodontal disease at this time.
For many families who own dogs, these little (or not so little!) animals become well-loved members of the family. This is particularly true of pets who come into the family when the children are young. Puppy and child grow up together, and the beloved pet becomes an important part of childhood. But just as children grow up, so do the pets. Just how different is caring for older dogs? Here are some suggestions to consider.
Rest and Exercise
One of the obvious changes in older dogs is that they lack the high energy level that puppies posses. You may notice decreased energy during daily walks, playtime in the backyard or at the p