Every so often I’m reminded that I’m not doing such a great job. As part of a routine health check, I’ll be checking a dog’s teeth. “Wow,” I say, “Good job! You must give him a raw bone at least every week to get teeth this good.”
“No. I brush his teeth every day.” Continue reading “Should I Brush My Dog’s Teeth?”
This might come as a shock to all the dog owners feeding raw bones. In 2017, being a vet who recommends raw bone feeding feels like being the supporter of a losing team. Or like finding yourself on the wrong side of history.
To find out why this is happening, we need to dive into the debate over bone safety. Continue reading “Are Bones Safe For Dogs?”
Anaesthesia free dentistry for dogs and cats is now available in most major cities in Australia, including Adelaide.
I’ll be frank. Vets are horrified by this. I want you to know enough about dental hygienic procedures so that you can see what it is that scares us. Continue reading “Anaesthetic Free Dentistry”
Whether you feed your dog bones is without a doubt the most controversial and highly debated topic in dog ownership. For feeding raw bones to cats, click here.
Passions are high. In our guide to where to buy bones last week I mentioned how most vets in the UK (and many in the USA) strongly oppose you giving your dog a bone to chew. At all. Continue reading “Feeding bones to dogs”
Cleaning a cat’s teeth? ARGGH. Before you throw your hands up in horror, here’s a secret: it’s easier than dogs! You just need to know how. Here we will tell you what you can do for dental care in cats.
Continue reading “Cleaning cats teeth”
Many dog owners come to us thinking that if their dog chews biscuits it will protect their teeth. Sadly this is not always true. Here we will tell you which biscuits can help dental care, and what else can prevent gum disease and tooth decay in your dog.
Continue reading “How To Keep Dogs Teeth Clean”
Do you have a friend with ‘cat breath’ or ‘dog breath’? We joke about it, sometimes tell them off for it, perhaps even suspect them of eating something foul.
The truth is that bad breath doesn’t come from the stomach and it isn’t just from the food. Instead it’s often the only sign of a painful dental problem. Continue reading “What Causes Bad Breath?”