By Dr. Al Townshend The domestic dog we know today evolved from their ancestors, the wolf. There is some controversy as to when that happened. Most agree that it began some 20 to 40 thousand years ago. Like wolves, dogs evolved as carnivores or meat eaters. During their domestication process dogs have gained a better […]
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By: Dr. Al Townshend As with humans, regular brushing of your pet’s teeth is considered the best and most effective way to maintain pet dental health. That said, not everyone is willing or able to brush their pet’s teeth every day and still want to do all they can to slow the onset of dental […]
By: Dr. Al Townshend Dental Issue Prevention The first step in avoiding a dental issue is examining your pet’s mouth regularly. Your veterinarian will do a thorough examination of the mouth as part of its annual exam. However, catching problems early is important as dental issues can happen, if not dealt with immediately. Exams are […]
Like human dental hygiene, the best way to slow the process and delay dental cleanings is to brush your pet’s teeth. For instance, The American Veterinary Dental College says; “Brushing your dog’s teeth is the single most effective means to maintain oral health between professional dental examinations”. According to Dr. Morgan Deramus, associate veterinarian at an […]
Dr. Al Townshend Do you brush your pet’s teeth daily? Because it turns out – many of us don’t! According to the American Veterinary Dental College, by age 3, many dogs and cats will develop dental disease. As with humans, dental health for our pets is one of the essential things we Guardians can do to […]
By Dr. Al Townshend The Good and the Bad Basic Ingredients There is no doubt that protein and fat are the most important ingredients in a diet designed for a carnivore. There are other ingredients that are essential not only to provide a complete and balanced recipe but to go beyond just meeting the basic […]
By Dr. Al Townshend The Good and the Bad Basic Ingredients Have you thought about finding the right pet food for your pet? With hundreds of pet foods available today, every brand advertises their food as the right pet food for your pet. But the truth is there is no one food that is right […]
By Dr. Al Townshend The Good and the Bad Basic Ingredients Now that you have a basic understanding of the food groups in every pet food, it is also important to take the next step and dive a bit deeper into what makes a good pet food recipe. The best information is on the packaging […]
By Dr. Al Townshend The Good and the Bad Basic Ingredients Vitamins and Minerals are some of the most important nutrients that every pet requires. We at Pet Planet place great value on recommending the best levels of vitamins and minerals for dogs and cats. Every function that occurs in the body depends on vitamins […]
They don’t call it “doggy breath” for just any reason. Many of us have leaned over our dog’s faces and experienced the hot breath smell we just wish we hadn’t. But is there any cause for concern over bad breath? Or could bad breath be a sign our dog’s need more help with their pearly […]