Monthly Archives: February 2017

Love Your Pet Day

National Love Your Pet Day

 

Did you know that February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day?!

Love Your Pet Day
Love Your Pet Day

Most of us don’t need an excuse to spoil our 4 legged friends, however if you do, here is a great reason!

<h2> Here are some good ideas on how to celebrate national love your pet day! </h2>

  • Give them a special treat (even make homemade goodies for them)
  • Take them for an extra walk, or a walk in a different and new exciting area
  • Treat them to a new toy. A lot of pet stores allow pets so they can pick out their own toys
  • Extra love and attention
  • Try something new together
  • Play date with other pet friends (as long as your pet plays nice with others)
  • Try a pet related DIY project
  • Love on shelter pets, volunteer to walk shelter dogs, or even play with shelter cats

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate this holiday. We need to be reminded every once in a while to show gratitude. We need to be reminded to show gratitude for the things that we love. On this day, we focus on the pets. It works for what what we love and sharing it with the world.

February is National Dental Month!

 

shutterstock_75325276Did you know that over 85% of pets over 4 years of age have some sort of gum disease?

These are some signs that your pet may be having a dental issue:

    • Bad breath – this can be a sign of dental issues or different medical issues, if you notice this make an appointment with your vet.

    • Rubbing at face – Sometimes pets will do this as a sign of discomfort.

    • Bleeding from the mouth/when chewing on a toy – often a sign of inflammation of gums.

    • Crying when trying to eat/ trouble keeping food in mouth – Often a sign of pain, can be painful in jaws/gums/teeth.

    • Pet losing teeth

    • Lumps/bumps on face or muzzle area with or without nasal discharge – With dental disease there can be localized infections or abscesses. Dental cleaning and removal of the diseased tooth are often needed in the case.

    • Head shyness – When in pain some pets will not allow anyone near their head at all.

Stay vigilant for National Dental Month to make sure your dogs stay healthy.

Dog breath does not have to be bad.


If you notice any of these signs or have any concerns about your pet’s dental health please contact your veterinarian and set up an appointment! We’re currently offering 20% off pet dental visits. Go to our online scheduler now to book your pet’s appointment.