Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Ditch the Itch & Upset Gut

    There are two ways that your dog can ruin a good night’s sleep…by constantly scratching or throwing up. Can I get an amen?

Bentley supervises the process and makes sure he is right there when the timer goes off.

   Bentley has environmental allergies that cause him to scratch under his front legs. They are much better living in south Texas, but he can still get an itch. He has also been known to do the butt spin which is never a good look. It didn’t take but a couple of days before we noticed his scratching stopped and he hasn’t even thought about spinning. We can always tell when he gets the urge and have to stop him.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Don't Brush Off Your Pet's Dental Care

February is Pet Dental Health Month and that means it is time to make sure your best friend’s kisses remain sweet and welcome.

Did you know that 80% of dogs show signs of periodontal disease by their third birthday? If you don’t have a dental routine in place, now is a great time to start. I started the boys with regular brushing at an early age, so they are used to it. Bentley LOVES it while Pierre tolerates it. We use a pet toothbrush and Petrodex toothpaste specifically for dogs. That doesn’t mean you cats are off the hook! Arm & Hammer make a dental kit for cats so your breath is fresh, and your teeth will be pearly white. It takes consistency and patience but you and your dog or cat will be happy you took the time, especially when they are seniors.