Friday, July 13, 2012

Dogs Need Dental Care, Too


Even sweet dogs need to have their teeth taken care of.

Just because your pooch is the sweetest pet on the planet doesn’t mean he or she can forego dental care.
One study sponsored by the Banfield Pet Hospital chain, identified 10 breeds as being the most susceptible to periodontal (dental) disease. These breeds include Toy Poodle, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Pomeranian, Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie), Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Papillion, Standard Poodle, Dachshund and Havanese.
Dental issues can cause many other serious problems, the study states. These include pain and issues affecting the heart, liver and sinuses, changes in behavior plus diabetes and cancer. Bacteria from dental problems can travel throughout your pet’s body, wreaking havoc and potentially shortening their life.
While not stated in the study, dental pain can cause dogs—and cats—to stop eating and that in turn can cause a cascading effect of serious health problems.
Here at the Posh Puppy Boutique, we sell several products designed to keep your pet’s teeth shiny white and most importantly, intact for many years to come.
Among our products, all of which are designed for pets (human toothbrushes are considered too hard for use on pets) are several toothbrushes.
One feature unique to pet toothbrushes is their design: most feature at least two heads designed to scrub above and below your dog’s gumline.
The Petosan Sonic Toothbrush ($28), which is battery powered, produces 20,000 bristle strokes per minute. This is faster and more effective than a manual brush. Best of all, this brush is available in a small/medium size and a larger size for bigger breeds. Additional brush heads—suggested to avoid transferring bacteria from one pet to another—are available in a two-pack ($13).
This kit has a brush and dog-formulated toothpaste.
The Triple Pet Dental Kit ($18) contains a toothbrush and special paste designed for dogs. Two heads clean your dog’s outer surfaces while a third head massages their gums.
For people and pets on the go, consider adding a Microfiber Finger Brush ($8) that slips over your index finger and lets you gently wipe your dog’s teeth and gums.
In addition to brushes, we also sell pet toothpaste like Dog Cain & Able’s Triple Pet Toothpaste ($12). It has a sugar-free natural vanilla flavor. It uses a tartar control formula with a touch of tea tree oil and is non-foaming to eliminate rinsing.
You can also help keep your pet’s teeth looking great—and their breath smelling better—by using our TropiClean Water Additive ($19 for a 16-ounce bottle, $23 for the 32-ounce size).
Here at the Posh Puppy, we also sell a great outfit that is perfect for a sweet little girl: the Sugar Fairy All-in-one Outfit ($64) from Wooflink. This pink lightweight cotton outfit is covered with hearts topped with a smiling face in gold studs. It is available in five sizes to fit most dogs.
These and thousands of fashionable and functional pet products are available in one place: the Posh Puppy Boutique. Call us at 888-837-5230 with any questions.
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