Thursday, January 17, 2013

Smile: Pet Dental Month Is Nearly Here

Our Love Bites treats are made with healthy ingredients.

The Posh Puppy Boutique has just what you need to help keep your pets smiling during February, which is Pet Dental Month.
The American Veterinary Medical Association suggests dog and cat owners schedule dental checkups and learn how to brush their pets’ teeth.
Problems with your dog or cat’s teeth and gums can cause a wide range of problems, some of them severe. For example, if chewing causes a dog or cat pain, they may not eat enough to sustain them. This can lead to kidney problems, liver problems and even heart disease, ultimately resulting in death. Treatment with antibiotics, or pulling teeth in sever cases, can help your pet live a long, healthy life.
Your first step should always be regular exams by your local vet. Changes in diet, minor surgery or regular brushing may be suggested.
While the Posh Puppy does not sell over the counter or prescription pet foods, we do sell healthy, wholesome treats made with natural ingredients. For example, our Love Bites Boxed Treats ($19) are made with organic oat flour, organic brown rice flour, peanut butter, organic chicken broth, honey, peanut oil, carob (chocolate can be deadly to pets), eggs and cinnamon. They are topped with yogurt coating, carob and vegetable coloring, ensuring a healthy and delicious snack.
Another dental issue for dogs, especially those who spend most of their time inside, is lack of chewing. Effective chewing cleans their teeth and gums reducing the buildup of harmful bacteria. The simplest solution is a toy that they can chew on for hours on end, exercising their jaws, teeth and gums.
For example our Tennis Ball and Rope Dog Toy ($17), which comes in blue, pink, camo and red, is designed to aid in plaque removal for healthy teeth and gums. It features a braided rope and tennis ball your dog—or dogs—can use for tug-o-wars or to chew on alone.
God toys promote chewing, which helps with dental health.
The Orbee-Tuff® Orbee Ball ($10) is durable, floats, bounces and has a peppermint scent dogs love. It’s also non-toxic and recyclable and Made in the USA. Best of all, your dog will spend hours playing with it.
Nylabone’s Puppy Teething Keys ($12) come in three sizes—extra small, small and large—to help your younger pet friends clean their teeth, massage their gums and encourage safe chewing.
Chewing and toys may help your pet, but nothing is as effective at creating bright white canine smiles—and fresh breath—as a good brushing. Our Kissable Toothbrush and Toothpaste Combo ($15) includes a double-sided brush designed just for dogs. The vanilla flavored toothpaste is safe for pets and humans while the brush cleans the front and back of your pet’s teeth at the same time.
If your pet can’t stand you brushing their teeth, consider another option: KissAble Dental Wipes ($18). These textured wipes are coated with baking soda while also containing aloe and pomegranate to reduce mouth bacteria and help promote good oral hygiene.
Combine all three approaches for your perfect pet’s pristine smile: a trip to the vet for a checkup followed by you spending time brushing their teeth topped by a chew toy.
These and thousands of other pet outfits, grooming products, toys, beds and accessories for your pampered posh pup—or couture cat—can be found in one spot: the Posh Puppy Boutique. Call us at 888-837-5230 with any questions. Be sure to follow us onFacebook.

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