Teeth cleaning - Why is it important?

Teeth cleaning - Why is it important?

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2016

Good dental hygiene can improve a pet’s overall health. Poor oral hygiene in dogs can lead to excess tartar and swelling in the mouth. In fact, an animal’s teeth may be more important to its overall health than most pet owners realize – for example, bacteria in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body and cause infections so keeping the mouth healthy can help keep your pets body healthier. It can lead to a longer and healthier life for your pet.

Good oral hygiene can help prevent diseases or secondary infections such as liver, heart, kidney and joint disease from bacteria originating in the mouth and spreading through the body via the bloodstream.

Although your veterinarian can help in routine dental...

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The importance of nail clipping

The importance of nail clipping

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nail clipping can be a stressful if not a frustrating time for dog and dog owners. Keeping your dog’s nails clipped regularly is essential for preventing potential breaks, tears and ingrown nails. It can also create soreness as well as other problems relating to posture and back care.

Excessive nail length (eg. Hearing your dog’s nail click across the floor as they walk) will create a slant in the toes and will de-form the look of the foot – the structure of the foot should be nice and upright with nails slightly raised from ground level and should not the surface of the ground, if nails are overgrown the foot structure will look slanted.

Excess nail can be corrected over several months of regular trimming to shock/re-tract the vein back into the nail. Generally, no two dogs are the same, some dogs may need their nails trimmed 3 weekly while...

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