"Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable," according to the American Veterinary Dental College. In the wild, canines and felines eat the raw meat and bones of their prey and the abrasion of those foods help keep their teeth clean, but domesticated cats and dogs typically dine on processed foods which don't abrade their teeth adequately.
A daredevil of a dog got his wings clipped from anymore rooftop excursions when his pet parents decided to curb his flights of fancy with a viewing platform that accommodates his small stature. See it for yourself.
I know this is a popular toy because so many companies are selling it and imprinting their company names on it. This one is made by Playay which calls its ball Tooth Cleaning - Play & IQ Ball - not exactly the sexiest name, but it's descriptive. If you have a small to medium-size dog, you will know just by looking at the ball that it does what it says it does.
This post is a follow-up to my previous blog titled, “Too Hot For Spot In The Summertime.” With the arrival of hottest season of the year, and temps approaching 3-digits at times in Beaufort, SC where I live — heat is going to be an issue for our pets. So here is a list of some summer safety tips for our furry four-legged friends to help you get through those ‘dog days of summer’ . . . literally!