Category: Sharon’s Blog

Did you realize that almost all adults dogs and cats over the age of 2-3 years have some level of periodontal disease? This can rage from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease that requires tooth extraction to treat and control infection. Unfortunately, we have a tendency to wait until our pet’s teeth are really bad before going to the dentist. Our pet can’t tell us that something is wrong in it’s mouth and so we are often unaware until the problem becomes extremely serious. Sometimes people are reluctant to have the dog’s teeth cleaned because of the animal being anesthetized. However, the long term consequences of untreated periodontal disease poses much greater risk to pets than a properly administered anesthetic for dental cleaning. Non-professional teeth cleaning without anesthesia is not a substitute for professional cleaning under anesthesia because all surfaces of the teeth can not be reached with the patient awake. This cleaning gives the appearances of clean teeth, but plaque and calculus remain on the insides of the teeth and below the gum line allowing periodontal disease to continue to advance . It is best to take your pet to see the dentist on a regular basis and keep the teeth as clean as possible by daily brushing with a doggie tooth brush and flavored tooth paste.

Summer Fun With Your Dog

Posted on: July 7, 2017 - No Comments

Summer comes and it is so hot we can’t do some of the outside activities with our dog that we usually do.  We don’t have our dog training classes during the summer months here due to the heat.  No one wants to be out in the heat, and certainly our dogs who wear fur coats […]

Why Have A Leash?

Posted on: August 6, 2015 - No Comments

A pet peeve that I have is dogs that are not leashed in an area that is not specified as a non leash area.  The leash provides an important element of safety:  for your dog, for you and for others.  If your dog is not on a leash, he may run out into the street […]

Having A Healthy Dog

Posted on: December 11, 2014 - No Comments

There are many components to having a dog that is a healthy dog.  Having a healthy dog includes good mental health, being confident and happy.  Being a healthy dog includes proper exercise geared to the age and physical capability of the dog.  Providing a dog with mental stimulation in the form of training and fun […]

The Importance of Dental Examinations

Posted on: July 4, 2012 - No Comments

Did you realize that almost all adults dogs and cats over the age of 2-3 years have some level of periodontal disease?  This can rage from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease that requires tooth extraction to treat and control infection.  Unfortunately, we have a tendency to wait until our pet’s teeth are really bad […]