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Pet Expert Advice: Dental Care
February is Pet Dental Month! Keeping your pet’s teeth healthy does more than create a great smile – it’s part of a whole-health routine. Being proactive with dental hygiene is a great way to help your pet’s teeth stay in tip-top shape and can save on costly dental cleanings at the vet later in life. Whether your pet is old or young, it’s never too early, or too late to start a dental care routine. Learn more about the importance of dental care...Read More
...nding 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age three, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. As February is Pet Dental Month, this is a great time to do something about it. Dental care may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of our pet’s health. Maybe it should be. When a dog or cat develops gum disease, it can affect their whole body. Infections in the mouth can migrate into the bloodstream,...Read More
Dental Health 101
...ly slobber make you cringe? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then your pet may be experiencing dental health issues. 70 to 80% of pets will have dental problems by age 3, but because our pets can’t talk, they can’t tell us that their gums hurt or their teeth ache. We have to look for other signs of dental issues, like bad breath or red gums. We need to check their teeth and gums for signs of plaque and tartar, and be...Read More
Bacteria and Dental Health
...a, and teeth offer a great place for bacteria to build themselves more room to live. In fact, the cause of poor dental health is mainly due to the bacteria that live in the mouth – it all starts with the formation of plaque. Plaque Think of plaque as a thin, sticky coating being put over the teeth. Bacteria form plaque from food particles and cells that are sloughed off in the mouth. It takes as little as a day for plaque to start to form. Within...Read More
Cat Dental Health
...o do to keep our teeth and gums healthy. The same rules apply to your pets, cats included. Finding out you need dental work isn’t fun, but knowing you could have prevented it is even worse. What to watch for: Plaque is a tacky, colourless film that builds up on your pets’ teeth and around their gums. If plaque is left on the teeth, plaque hardens and turns into tartar. The key to dental health is removing the plaque regularly and not letting it t...Read More
How to Brush Your Pet’s...
One of the most often ignored health care aspects for pet’s might be dental care. In fact 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age three, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. But starting a dental care routine doesn’t have to be hard. Just take it slow and be consistent, and follow our Pet Expert advice on how to brush your pet’s teeth Step 1 Choose a time when you and your pet are both relaxed Step 2 Star...Read More
How to Brush Your...
As a pet parent you are passionate about maintaining your pet’s best health, but proper dental care can often be overlooked. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society 80% of dogs show signs of oral disease by age three. It might be that the hardest part of maintaining a dental health is starting the routine. Watch our Pet Expert Video for the easy way to start brushing your dog’s teeth. Step 1 Choose a time when you and your dog are...Read More
Overall Health and Dental...
...able. If you have any concerns about changes in your dog’s appearance or behavior, please visit your vet. Dental problems such as tartar build-up can lead to gingivitis or inflamed gums for your dog. This can be painful, causing your dog to go off her food or even affecting her behavior. If the problem is not rectified, your dog may start to lose her teeth. To avoid long-term, serious dental problems you can have your dog’s teeth prof...Read More
...around their mouth too! There are also signs that are less obvious. As your pet ages, he is more likely to have dental problems. This can be as obvious as your dog’s terrible breath or less obvious like when he eats his kibble more slowly because it hurts to chew. The best dental care is preventative, so start all your pets on a regular routine of brushing, dental supplements and even cleanings at the vet. Dental problems in senior pets should be...Read More
Small Pet Dental Care
...herefore, unlike humans, dog and cats where it’s important to maintain tooth health, the most important part of dental care with small pets is giving them the opportunity to regularly wear their teeth down. As with any pet, regular vet visits will help you keep tabs on your pets overall dental health, but there are also products available at your local Pet Valu that will give your pet a dental edge: Hay Small pets have teeth designed to help the...Read More
Little Dog, Big...
...care and concerns Smile: Because they have smaller mouths, and enjoy longer lives, small dogs often deal with dental issues later in life. Be proactive with dental care, establish a cleaning routine and provide your pet with dental treats. Stay Slim: Many small breeds can tend towards couch-potatoism. But extra weight on their small frames can lead to health issues. Regular walks will help to keep you both feeling great. Don’t eat that: Be esp...Read More
Dog Nutrition Basics
...tay hydrated and can be easier to digest for some dogs. If you choose to feed canned food, make sure your dog’s dental health is monitored. Dry kibble acts help to keep dogs’ teeth clean because it rubs the teeth as they chew. If you feed only canned food, make sure you also provide dental care (chews, tooth brushing or dental supplement) to maintain good oral health. No matter the type of food, it’s always important to review the nutritional inf...Read More
...recommend a grain-free food since they tend to be highly palatable. But these irresistible kibbles also promote dental care. The size of kibbles in Performatrin Adult Grain-Free Chicken & Potato Formula encourage chewing, and Performatrin foods are formulated with Three-Tier Dental Care consisting of Sodium Tripolyphosphate to reduce tarter, kelp to help eliminate bacteria and oat fiber to scrub their teeth. Not only does Performatrin Adult...Read More
All About Kelp
...tartar in dogs in just a few weeks. A bacteria found on the surfaces of kelp contributes to your pet’s oral and dental health positively. This bacteria releases an enzyme that breaks down the film that causes dental plaque and tartar. Kelp also contains a number of important trace minerals that support healthy teeth and gums. Where Can I Find Kelp? Kelp supplements can be added to your pet’s regular food. You can find many supplements on the mark...Read More
(Pet Valu Canada) Helping Rescue Dogs Smile a Little Brighter
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How to brush your cat’s...
All pets can benefit from a dental care routine, and brushing your cat’s teeth is an important part of keeping your cat’s smile happy and healthy. Not sure where to start? Watch our Pet Expert Video on how to brush your cat’s teeth. Step 1 Regularly work with the cat’s mouth. With a little patience the pet will soon accept the attention. Make it fun for both of you. Use a lot of praise to gain their confidence. Try to hav...Read More
Pets that Don’t Chew Their...
...few minutes to absorb the moisture decreases the convenience of feeding dry food. Adding water also negates any dental benefit derived from crunchy kibble scraping the teeth. New Food Changing foods can be difficult on your pet’s digestive system. I’d recommend changing foods as a final option. When choosing a new food to try to solve the problem of swallowing whole kibble, start with a large kibble. A larger piece of food is going to require mor...Read More
Puppy Wish List
...#8211; To keep my skin and coat healthy and looking great! Pet Gate – Keep me out of special areas. Puppy Dental Kit – Keeps my teeth white and my breath fresh. Fashion Essentials – Outfits will keep me looking cute, and stay comfortable. Collar, Harness & Pet Tag – Guaranteeing I look stylish. Bed – A place for me to rest when I’m all tuckered out after a day of fun. A Plush Toy – To cuddle with at night....Read More
...obvious are; correcting digestive problems, helps avoid food allergies and sensitivities, firmer stools, better dental health, improved immunity, and to some degree better weight control. There are other less likely benefits also given to raw foods; smaller stools, healthier skin, increased digestibility. My personal experience with raw food is from working with dog mushers to feed racing dogs. Almost all mushers feed some portion of food as raw....Read More
Meet Pet Valu’s...
...pets today? The same as with us, being overweight. We have foods to help with; joint health, skin & coat, dental, kidney, heart, allergies, and food sensitivities, if you add up all the cats and dogs with these health problems they will not come close to the number of pets that are overweight. Q. How do you keep Bailey, your Shih-Tzu/Pug, fit? Easy! Bailey stands about 25 cm tall, so a one kilometer walk probably equals four for most dogs....Read More
Pet Expert Approved
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What's in Your Pet Food? Ingredients Explained
...can be from vegetable, chicken, lamb, or pork sources. (It does not contain MSG). Sodium Tripolyphosphate is a dental additive, used to reduce calcium build-up. Also known as STPP, sodium tripolyphosphate provides phosphorus that basically replaces calcium in the structure of tartar, causing the tartar to weaken and crumble. Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green algae. Spirulina contains very high amounts of protein and is primarily used in pet...Read More