"One small cat changes coming home to an empty house, to coming home." (Pam Brown)
"Whenever I might be feeling down, I just have to look at the smiling face of my dear pug Pebbles. Here is a photo of her in a new raincoat, as we live in the Pacific Northwest!"
"This is my dog Turbo with my nephew. Turbo was rescued by SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society) with his litter mates and we adopted him when he was barely 8 weeks old. He is a sweet boy who just turned one in August."
- Stacy from Stony Plain, Alberta
"These are my two beautiful Basset Hounds. Maggee is the one on the left. She’s three years old and Bailee is on the right – he’s four. Can you guess which one is the “happy, lively” one and which is the “grumpy, lazy” one? :-) We love them both."
- Lesley M. from Fort McMurray, Alberta
Dental problems are commonly diagnosed in cats and dogs. Bad teeth is more than a matter of looking good -- it causes health issues for your pet and can even lead to serious illness. Bits of food and bacteria collect on your pet's teeth and form tartar. If it's allowed to continue, inflammation can occur and may lead to dental disease. Dental problems can lead to:
What you can do:
Some types of chew toys may also help. However, dogs that like to try to break toys should not be given hard toys since they may crack their teeth when they bite down.
And finally, feeding your pet crunchy food also helps to reduce tartar build-up.