One of the biggest challenges for pet owners is keeping the area where the tooth meets the gum line clean for their pets. Dental problems are often caused by plaque buildup at the gum line that then turns into tartar, and eventually causes periodontal disease. When plaque and tartar buildup occur, that is when your veterinarian needs to step in with a dental cleaning for your pet.
March of 2020 changed every American’s life in one way or another. But for pets, that month turned into one of the best months ever. Some fortunate employees were able to work from home, and their fur babies were over the moon happy.
It’s already halfway through January, and it’s estimated that more than half of the people who made exercise and weight loss resolutions have already abandoned them. And if you’re one of the guilty who have already abandoned the resolution ship, it’s time to get back on; not for your benefit, but for your dog’s.
Bogus Basin and Brundage have gotten some great snow so far this year. As for the Treasure Valley, we've seen a few fluffy inches, but alas, it is mostly gone now. Thankfully more snow is forecasted to come. Kids love it, pets love it, and most parents don't, mainly because it means shoveling and driving on less than ideal roads. However you feel about it, here are a few extra safety precautions for your pets.
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge here in the Treasure Valley, it's time to think about what this Christmas is going to look like for you, your extended family, and even your pets.
Back pain is the worst; we can all agree on that. Dogs most likely feel the same. It's also one of the most common conditions that dogs can suffer from. Since our furry friends can't let us know when their back is giving them some issues.
A considerable number of people know the joys of having a dog in their life. Whether it was childhood, newlyweds getting a pet together, or adopting a canine after kids come into the picture, interactions between dogs and their humans are quite remarkable.
Just like humans shed hair, dogs shed their fur throughout their lives, even hypoallergenic dogs. Shedding is a good thing; it’s a dog’s way of getting rid of old and damaged hair. It can be overwhelming in the springtime when some dogs “blow” their winter coat, but overall most dogs lose their fur evenly over their body.
When it comes to our pets, Americans will spend whatever it takes to make sure they have the best quality of life. It's estimated that in 2019, U.S. families spent 95.7 billion dollars on pets. Out of that 95.7 billion, 29.3 billion was for veterinary care. That number is estimated to increase by 3% in 2020.
We talk a lot about periodontal disease, and the importance of good dental health for all pets. And for good reason, it is one of the most common medical diseases for pets in America. It’s estimated that by the age of three, 80% of dogs have some sort of active dental disease. If dental disease persists long enough, your pooch is in real danger of getting an abscessed tooth.