Posts with tag: "Canine Health"
Pearly whites
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

One of my friends was telling me the other day that she had to have major dental work done on her cat because...get this...the cat had become allergic to its own teeth and had severe gum disease. Now, I've heard of pets getting gingivitis and experiencing tooth loss, but allergic to their own teeth? I hadn't heard that one. But it's true. So that conversation led to the subject of oral hygiene for our pets. Out of about 6 of us around the table, I think I was the only one who regularly brushes my dog's teeth. Now, I'm not putting myself on some kind of dental pedestal here, but when I read that regular brushing can add 5 years to a dog's life, I was impressed to brush on a regular basis. ...