Dogs and Chocolate

Feb 12

Categories: Blog, pet safety

Theobromine is the ingredient in chocolate that is toxic to dogs. Baking chocolate contains the highest concentration of theobromine. If your dog has accidentally eaten chocolate, look for the following symptoms: increased heart rate, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle tremors or seizures, and death. (DEATH?!…yes, chocolate can kill dogs). Theobromine is the primary alkaloid found in cocoa and chocolate. Cocoa […]

Brushing Dog Teeth

Feb 05

Categories: aaha, Blog, Dental Health

Brushing your dog’s teeth isn’t just a suggestion.  Pet dental health is crucial for your pet’s overall health.  Below is a great dog brushing explanation from AAHA. Introducing dental care to your dog To introduce a dog to the idea of dental care, start slowly and gradually. Dip a finger into beef bouillon and gently […]

Pets dental health

Jan 25

Categories: avma, Blog

Why should you be concerned about your pets dental health? Veterinary dentistry, much like human dentistry, includes preventive care, cleaning, adjustment, filing, extraction and repair of teeth. These procedures are performed by a veterinarian or a board-certified veterinary dentist. In some areas, veterinary technicians will perform certain dental procedures under the supervision of a veterinarian. […]