For this post I thought I would talk a little about doggy dental care. Personally I brush my dog’s teeth three times a week but the majority of pet owners do not give their dog’s teeth a second thought.
Just like human teeth, a dog’s teeth definitely need to be maintained because if they are not, they can develop plaque build up, just like human teeth can. If this plaque is allowed to remain on teeth, similar to our own teeth, it will result in tooth decay and eventually gum disease which believe it or not can also pose a risk to the heart.
According to WebMD you should use a doggy toothpaste when brushing your dog’s teeth and when you brush the teeth, like when you brush your own teeth you also brush the gums. It is also a good idea to schedule an annual checkup with your veterinarian so they can take a professional look at your dog’s teeth to make sure that all is in perfect working order.
Fleas are every pet owner’s worst nightmare because when your pet has them, you have them too. They are little critters that are very good at annoying your pet, and subsequently taking over your entire universe.
Fleas lay in wait and when they are hungry, they look for a host to feed off of. They have the ability to jump from the ground, or trees onto a dog’s body and when they are attached, they begin feeding on that animal’s blood. The female fleas, yup there are male and female fleas, will then lay eggs that fall off the animals coat and get hidden in your carpet, grass of the yard or material of your furniture. When these eggs hatch, hundreds of thousands of new fleas are born, making the task of getting rid of them even more daunting.
When it comes to getting rid of fleas on dogs you need to be ready for a fight because these little buggers are not easy to get rid of.
First you need to get the fleas off your dog, and you can do this by applying a flea solution to your dog’s body to kill the fleas. Some of the more popular flea medications on the market for doing this, include Advantage and Advantix.
Next, you need to make sure that all of the fleas are gone from your environment and you do this by cleaning every inch of your home, yup, every ench. You need to make sure that all fleas are dead, so that they can not replicate. Get out the hoover and go over your entire house very carefully, making sure to get into all the corners and under furniture. Also, wash all bedding and make sure to wipe down all furniture that could be home to the little buggers.
Hello world, my name is Peter and this is my blog. I work as a veterinarian in the state of California and have been taking care of animals in some form or another since I was a little kid.
Growing up, I volunteered on weekends with my local animal shelter, walking dogs and cleaning out cat cages. I always knew that I would work with animals as a profession and I am one of the lucky ones who can honestly say that they love their jobs.
I have been a certified vet for 12 years, and have seen all, heard all and done all when it comes to animal care.
Through my blog, I hope to give you the opportunity to gain a little bit of insite into the daily going’s on when it comes to working as a vet, in the hope that I may inspire you to follow your own dreams when it comes to working with animals!