August 2017

Toby’s Doggy Tips #4

By | August 16th, 2017|Toby's Doggy Tips|

Toby’s Doggy Tips #4 “Teeth Brushing 101” Step 1 – Get Comfortable - Set expectations that getting used to brushing might take several sessions, so reward your pup through the training process and remember to keep it positive and be patient. - Practice lifting their lip to see their and reward with praise. Step 2 – Try toothpaste - You can wrap your index finger in gauze or use a finger toothbrush - After your dog is comfortable, lift his lip and gently rub the pet toothpaste over his teeth and gums. Step 3 – Toothbrush time - Introduce the toothbrush provided by your Veterinarian. [...]

May 2017

Toby’s Doggy Tips #3

By | May 26th, 2017|Toby's Doggy Tips|

***The following blog and all subsequent blogs will be written in memory of my sweet boy Toby, who I sadly lost last month. Give your dog a hug!!! Toby's Doggy Tips #3 THREE AVOIDABLE PROBLEMS THAT CAN HELP YOUR DOG LEAD A HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER LIFE: 1. DENTAL DISEASE – there are very few dog owners who don’t dread the idea of keeping their dogs’ teeth clean and well-maintained. Some lucky dogs can go through their whole lives without developing a problem with tartar buildup. But most dogs will develop this problem which can lead to periodontal disease. And this lead to kidney, liver and [...]

March 2017

Toby’s Doggy tips #2

By | March 1st, 2017|Toby's Doggy Tips|

Toby's Doggy tips #2 This month’s topic is on the serious side, but having just gone through a scare with my Toby, indeed he had four tumors removed last week, we offer: 10 Possible Signs of Canine Cancer * Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow * Sores that don’t heal * Weight loss * Loss of appetite * Bleeding or discharge from any body opening * Offensive odor * Difficulty eating or swallowing * Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina * Persistent lameness or stiffness * Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating Rest assured that it does not mean that your dog has [...]

January 2017

Toby’s Doggy Tips #1

By | January 16th, 2017|Toby's Doggy Tips|

Toby’s Doggy Tips Today we are introducing a new monthly feature that will aim to offer dog owners information that hopefully will be useful – from food choices to health issues and ways to have fun with your pups!! So, without further ado, Five Great Things To Do For Your Dog This Year! • Schedule a Wellness exam at your Vet for your dog! A complete annual exam can ensure your pup’s health is good and can catch any potential problems early. • Make a commitment to brush your dog’s teeth! Whether you use a tooth brush, finger brush, or just your finger, brushing regularly [...]