Anesthesia-Free Teeth Cleaning 12 Steps

May 23, 2016 by  
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  1. Oral Examination and Medical Examination  by a Licensed Veterinary
  2. We use Bach Flowers Essence to calm your pet
  3. Oral Rinse
  4. Calculus and Plaque Removal
  5. Supragingival Scaling
  6. Subgingival Probing
  7. Periodontal Probing
  8. Charting
  9. Hi-Speed polishing
  10. Post Cleaning Exam
  11. Dental Report Card with Recommendations
  12. Home Health care information

Lead/leash training

May 4, 2016 by  
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Lead Training can start as soon as the puppy has settled into his new environment. Here are some suggestions:

  • Put his collar and leash on while someone else mixes his food. Hold him on the far side of the room and when his food is placed on the floor, lead him to it and keep it on while he eats.
  • When one of the family member is due home, put his collar and leash on and hold him away from the entrance, when the family member arrives, lead the puppy over to greet them. Soon enough he will become accustomed to the strange feel of a leash.

Nutrition for chronic constipation

April 25, 2016 by  
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A bowel movement once or twice daily is normal for most dogs and cats. A poor quality diet with too much meat and not enough fiber is the usual cause of chronic constipation, it could also be caused by the animal eating bones, hair and feathers of outdoor prey. Animals who get too little exercises are often constipated too.

The optimal diet–A good balance of protein, whole grains and vegetables. The change of diet may be all that is needed for chronic constipation. Always try to feed bran, fresh-chopped fruits, raw green vegetables, and whole-cooked grains. (Always feed veggies and fruits separately). Prunes, apricots, apples, and berries are all laxative and most pets learn to like them.

Teaching Puppy Tricks

April 11, 2016 by  
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Puppy tricks are used not only to entertain yourself, but also to help the puppy grow in confidence and use his/her intelligence. Try a few of the following:

Shake hands:

Place your puppy in a sit and kneel in front of him, take a piece of treat and slowly put the treat close to his nose and lead his nose up, when he leans up toward the treat his right paw will come off the ground. Just before that happens say “Shake”. Once he begins to associate with his actions you can just reach for his paw and say “Shake” and he will!!

Speak:

Get your puppy excited by tossing around his favorite toy (ball). After a few tosses and fetches, play with the ball in your hands and tell the puppy “Speak”. Eventually frustration will cause him to bark. Reward him immediately by throwing the ball.

 

HEATSTROKE

April 6, 2016 by  
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Heatstroke is an emergency situation that requires quick first aid to save an animal’s life. The first remedy is prevention— Keeping your pets cool is a must; remember that pets do not have sweat glands over the entire body as we do. Fresh water must be kept available at all times.

  • Never leave your pet in the car, even with windows open cars can rapidly become like an oven
  • Concrete runs without shade can also lead to sunstroke
  • Being confined in crates or carriers with too little ventilation can lead to heatstroke

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