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Teeth cleaning - Why is it important?

Teeth cleaning - Why is it important?

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2016

Good dental hygiene can improve a pet’s overall health. Poor oral hygiene in dogs can lead to excess tartar and swelling in the mouth. In fact, an animal’s teeth may be more important to its overall health than most pet owners realize – for example, bacteria in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body and cause infections so keeping the mouth healthy can help keep your pets body healthier. It can lead to a longer and healthier life for your pet.

Good oral hygiene can help prevent diseases or secondary infections such as liver, heart, kidney and joint disease from bacteria originating in the mouth and spreading through the body via the bloodstream.

Although your veterinarian can help in routine dental...

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Regular grooming visits for animal health

Regular grooming visits for animal health

Posted Thursday, April 07, 2016

Grooming is a vital part in the well-being and healthiness of a dog which can improve their lifespan. All breeds require daily grooming (eg. Brushing and combing), how much depends on the breed, age or health of the dog. Regular grooming helps to ensure the dog is healthy and comfortable.

DE-SHEDDING FOR MOULTING BREEDS

The importance of de-shedding moulting breeds will improve healthy skin and a shiny coat. Moulting can be a seasonal 3 monthly cycle, however it can vary with different breed types eg. Alaskan malamutes or huskies can show clumping areas on the body of dead, unwanted hair. De-shedding with the right tools will slow down the moulting process - regular grooming with tools such as undercoat rakes, combs and de-shedding/sprays, hydro-bathing and high velocity blow-drying will assist in this process. For a de-shed we recommend getting your dog professionally groomed between 4-8 weeks.

Double coated breeds such as border...

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