Monthly Archives February 2018

The Need to Chew

Recently, I found an interesting article on dogs and their need to chew bones, written by veterinary pain expert Dr Robin Downing, and I thought that for this week`s blog post I would share some of the highlights with you. We are focusing on animal dentistry for January and February, so our thoughts of course turn to the dental problems that can arise from chewing bones (my rule of thumb is if the chew treat is as hard as teeth, it can injure teeth), but there are many other problems that we see as well. We get asked frequently about
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Why Feed a Dental Diet?

Ever wonder what makes dental diets so much more special than any regular kibble? We all have busy schedules, which can make it difficult to stay on top of our pets’ dental hygiene just like we do for ourselves every day. Or perhaps your pet will not tolerate you trying to brush their teeth. 85% of cats and dogs over the age of 1 year are affected by dental disease, and over 80% of pets over the age of 6 suffer from periodontitis (serious gum infections). It is because of this number that the veterinary world has worked hard to
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