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Your Pet’s Pearly Whites

Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.”

~Miguel de Cervantes, 1605

A healthy adult dog has 42 teeth, 10 more than we do. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that every one of his 42 teeth is as important to his overall health as ours are to us.

In an effort to educate pet owners about the need to provide their pets with good dental hygiene the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has designated February National Pet Dental Health Month.
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Skunk and Skunked Dog

Well, that Stinks! What to do When Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk

Skunk. A single word that fills even the most intrepid dog owner with dread. The smell, the nightmare of getting it off, the waste of perfectly good tomato juice… Let’s face it, nothing about your dog getting sprayed by a skunk is pleasant. Unfortunately, one of our own dogs was the victim of a quite vigorous skunking (in her face, no less!) this past weekend, which sent us to the good old internet to see what we could find for a treatment. What we found was a wealth of information and a course of action that made a huge difference for poor Lucy! We’re sharing what we learned here to help you should you find your own pup in this predicament.
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Tackling Ticks

With the mild winter that most of the country experienced, and the warmer temps that are already upon us, it’s shaping up to be an epic spring and summer for ticks. At DogWatch Hidden Fences, we have already heard about multiple pets and people in our network having to go to the doctor for tick bites this week alone, so we thought now would be a good time to re-run an oldie but goodie on all things tick-related. This video will show you  how to recognize and remove ticks from your furry friend.

From all of us at DogWatch, we hope you have a tick-free season and enjoy the beautiful weather ahead of us!

 

Husky in snow

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: How to keep your dog healthy and happy this winter.

December is almost upon us, and for many parts of the country, that means colder weather and maybe even snow! As you begin to prepare your house, your car, and yourself for the winter months, don’t forget to prepare your dog as well. Just as winter poses a host of challenges to us humans, it also challenges our pets. Snow and slush can cause coats to mat, salt and ice can harm tender paws, and low temps can make even the hardiest of dogs shiver. To help you and your dog weather the winter, DogWatch has put together some winter grooming tips. Check them out below, and let us know if you have any to add!
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