The Great Stink: Dealing With Bad Breath in Pets

Bad breath in pets is a sign that pet dental care is needed.

Dogs and cats are notorious for having stinky breath, and owners are used to the distinctive odors emanating from their pet’s mouths. Those of us who have had our pets since they were young may fondly remember the sweet smell of that puppy or kitten breath. However, we’ve resigned ourselves to the fact that certain things simply change as our pets get older. After all, bad breath in pets is normal, right?


The Importance of Annual Pet Wellness Checks

It’s not uncommon for pets to stay away from the veterinarian if they show all the obvious signs of health.

Contrary to this approach, however, is the fact that preventive care is the most effective way to support pet wellness and longevity. If staying in front of developing problems in our own lives is the goal, then the same is true for the animals in our care.

The answer to this is maintaining annual pet wellness checks, and we’re here to help you do just that.


Making Pet Nutrition Work for You

VRVC_iStock_000002976132_LargeNow more than ever, we are learning just how much good nutrition can influence our pets’ health just as it can with our health. Proper pet nutrition can enhance your pet’s quality of life and extend his or her life expectancy.

Smart nutritional choices can also help prevent and treat many conditions in pets. Learn what you need to know to make smart nutritional choices for your pet. Continue…

Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for Pets

iStock_000016043900_LargeWe have arrived at the traditional season of taking stock and making changes, this year let’s think about our animals as well as ourselves. It’s important to remember that our pets’ well being is in our hands; and it’s a good thing too, because their list would look something like this:

  • Eat more bacon
  • Find more catnip
  • Always sleep on the bed, the computer, or the human
  • Get the red dot (and destroy it!)
  • Finally find out who’s a good dog
  • Seriously though, resolutions for pets really aren’t that different than the usual human resolutions. Here are some things we know they will benefit from… and so will you. Continue…