Pet Identification

Have you ever lost your pup? Even if it was only for a few minutes? It’s probably the worst feeling ever. You don’t really know what to do or to think and you’re just frantic. You are hoping that nothing happens and also feeling like the worst could happen. That’s why it’s so important to have a pet ID on your dog’s collar/harness at all times.

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Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now and they have a reason to be…they are AMAZING! I always saw them popping up on my Instagram and Pinterest. I noticed that Jamba Juice started making them too. Since I am already a smoothie lover I decided I should just make them at home instead of spending $6 or more for one somewhere. It’s also a plus that our furry friend can share it with us if we combine all the ingredients that they can enjoy. I’ll share my favorite smoothie bowl with you today!

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Freshen Up

Have you ever taken your dog on a walk or to the dog park and you get back inside and noticed they smell really bad? Yuck! They just smell like outside and I definitely don’t want her laying next to me the rest of the day. We all know that we don’t have the time everyday to give our pup a bath. We take Daze on a walk everyday after work and on Sunday’s we take her to the dog park.  Continue reading

Easter Treats

Happy Late Easter! I hope you all had a good one! I ate way too much food and so did Daze. I made her some Easter treats that she loves. It’s hard to find something to make that won’t upset her tummy. These are treats I usually make for her but they are shaped like bunnies and eggs.

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Snuggle Bug

Isn’t it crazy that our dogs know so much about how we are feeling? They definitely sense when something is wrong. Daze has always been my snuggle buddy. Normally when my husband and I relax on the couch she is right next to me. But my husband has been sick the past few days and she won’t leave his side. She just knows he is not feeling well and loves to give him comfort.

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National Pet Dental Month

February is National Pet Dental Month! Since I am a dental assistant I take teeth very seriously. A lot of pet owners don’t understand that dental care in our pets is very critical to their overall health. Dental disease can cause a lot of problems like bad breath, bleeding from the mouth and loss of appetite. Keeping an at home regimen of brushing your pets teeth is very important. Since I will be talking about what I do for Daze  I will also talk about my daily dental regiment.

My dentist recommends on using a electric toothbrush. Manual toothbrushes can lead to gum recession from brushing too hard. I also like to switch toothpaste and mouthwash about every month or when it runs out. It’s crazy how our our teeth and gums can adapt to that. I 100% recommend on going to the store right now and purchasing a Oral-B toothbrush! Costco! I love Costco and they are doing a deal right now for this toothbrush: Costco Oral-B.  Note: you only have to purchase this one time and you just buy new heads for it. I can’t believe how excited I am about talking about a toothbrush but it is seriously amazing. Right now I am currently using Colgate toothpaste and Listerine mouthwash.

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Now lets move onto the actual topic of National Pet Dental Month and talk about Daze. I have tried and tried to get a picture of her teeth because they are just so cute and tiny. She definitely doesn’t like anything but food or her toothbrush in her mouth (which sometimes has to be covered in peanut butter.) I can’t say I’m perfect and brush her teeth everyday. Someday’s she is just not having it so I will give her a freebie day off and give her a bone or treat. Bones are really great for dogs teeth. They can get any plaque off the teeth and make the teeth really strong. Plus they love it! In my experience I have found that the dog toothbrushes are way too big for Daze’s mouth and she really hates them. I found the best option is a 0-2 year old baby toothbrush. The bristles are extra soft and it’s tiny for her little mouth. I found that she is more willing to have me brush her teeth without any toothpaste so I go with it.

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I can’t tell if she’s happy or nervous for this one

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Or if she’s not having it I will let her enjoy her bone

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Make sure your vet looks at your dogs teeth and gums at the next routine exam! And don’t forget about yourself and see your dentist! Check out these dental products at PetSmart: Dental Care

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