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In This Issue:
ˇ Social Media, GPS Used to Find Lost Pets
ˇ Speaking of Social Media...
ˇ February is National Pet Dental Health Month
ˇ A Healthy and Heart Warming Story
ˇ February Events
ˇ Paw Wisdom
Social Media, GPS Used to Find Lost Pets
Speaking of Social Media...
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February is National Pet Dental Health Month
It is estimated that 80 percent of people brush their teeth every day, but far fewer pet owners do the same for their pets. Pet Dental Health Month, celebrated every February, teaches pet owners proper dental hygiene is equally as important for their pets.
"Most people have no idea that dental health is so important to their pets, and that's why Pet Dental Health Month is such a great idea," explains Dr. Larry Corry, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). "In fact, veterinarians report that periodontal disease is the most commonly diagnosed problem in dogs and cats. This can lead to painful infections of the mouth, and in severe cases these infections can spread and become life-threatening conditions. During Pet Dental Health Month, the AVMA is encouraging all dog and cat owners to regularly brush their pet's teeth and regularly see their veterinarian for checkups."
The AVMA, a sponsor of Pet Dental Health Month, offers an informative video giving step-by-step instructions on how to brush your pet's teeth. http://tiny.cc/6uvqL*
*As a cautionary note; Dr. Rubin shows different treats at the end of the video for teeth cleaning. The last item is a very popular treat called a "Greenie". Paw Joggers highly recommends monitoring your pet when eating these treats and be sure to purchase the appropriate size for your pet. These treats are made to break down slowly requiring proper chewing. If your pet tends to gulp food, it is possible a large piece could cause a choking or obstruction hazard.
The Pet Dental Month Web site, www.petdental.com, includes tips from a veterinary expert on pet dental health, Dr. Brook Niemiec.
"Periodontal disease, an infection of the gums, is incredibly common in pets, and it can be quite serious," explains Dr. Niemiec, a board certified veterinary dental specialist. "It's estimated that by the age of two, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal infections have been linked to diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and other life threatening disorders. The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by regularly brushing your pet's teeth and by regularly visiting your veterinarian."
Pet Dental's Three Steps to Success are:
STEP 1: Take your pet to the veterinarian for a dental exam. Don't wait for his annual checkup if you suspect a problem.
STEP 2: Begin a dental care regimen at home. Your veterinarian can suggest steps that may include brushing your pet's teeth. One of the most convenient and effective ways to combat oral disease is feeding specially formulated foods proven effective in combating plaque and tartar buildup. The Seal of Acceptance from the Veterinary Oral Health Council, an organization initiated by the American Veterinary Dental Society to guide consumers, appears on products that meet defined standards for plaque and tartar control in dogs and cats. For further information on the VOHC or their product standards, visit www.vohc.org/.
STEP 3: Schedule regular veterinary checkups. These are essential in helping your veterinarian monitor the progress of your pet's dental health routine. Your veterinary health care team can help you schedule the appropriate visits.
~ www.avma.org/ and www.petdental.com
A Healthy and Heart Warming Story
February is also Responsible Pet Owners Month. After reading the article below, I'm sure you will conclude that the original owner was very irresponsible. Thankfully Jiffy now has caring owners that are helping him reach his full doggie potential!
Paw Joggers is all about healthy and fit pets!
Obese Dog Found Frozen to a Sidewalk Slims Down
SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. -- A year after a "morbidly obese" dog froze to a Wisconsin sidewalk, the border collie mix has lost 40 pounds and is slowly returning to an active lifestyle. Jiffy is still portly, but his owner said he's finally moving "like a regular dog." The dog weighed about 120 pounds when he froze to the sidewalk in December 2008 in single-digit temperatures. His dense layers of fat probably helped him survive.
Afterward a court ordered Jiffy's owner to give him up.
Patty and Peter Geise of Sheboygan Falls said when they adopted Jiffy, he could barely step over a 4-inch-high pipe. Even then he had to rest afterward.
The Sheboygan Press reported that now he walks a mile at a normal pace.
Patty Geise said it's rewarding to see how much Jiffy has improved.
~ Associated Press, 01/25/2010
Hang Time at Circle Tail
Sundays 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
8834 Carey Ln. Cincinnati, OH 45162
More Info: http://www.circletail.org/events/hang.html
Balls Around the Block Pub Crawl
Friday, February 5, 2010 7:00 PM
Contemporary Arts Center (C.A.C.)
44 E. 6th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
More Info/Make Reservations: http://www.ballsaroundtheblock.com/
Find Your Perfect Match pet Adoption
Saturday, February 6, 2010 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa
4795 Babson Place Cincinnati, OH 45227
More Info: http://www.red-dogs.com/newsevents.html
Paws 4 Luv Bazaar
Friday, February 7, 2010 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Spa4Paws Dog Grooming
8075 Connector Dr. Florence, KY 41042
More Info: http://www.nkychristiananimalrescue.com/Events.html
Paws To Read
Saturday, February 13 & 27, 2010 10:00 AM
Boone County Public Library (Main)
1786 Burlington Pike Burlington, KY 41005
MDSN Quarter Auctions
Benefits Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue
Auction 1: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:30 PM
Immanual United Church of Christ
210 Jefferson Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45217
Auction 2: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:30 PM
11900 Conrey Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249
My Furry Valentine Party
Friday, February 19, 2010 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Ohio Alleycat Rescue (OAR)
5619 Orlando Place Madisonville, OH 45227
Cincinnati Cat Club Show
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Duke Energy Center
525 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
More Info: http://www.duke-energycenter.com/calendar/calendarView.asp?mm=2/1/2010
Fashion Fur a Cause Wine Tasting & Fashion Show
Sunday, March 28, 2010 1:00 - 3:00 PM
2276 E. US 22 & 3 Morrow, OH 45152
Everything Pets Expo
Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 10, 2010
Duke Energy Center
525 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
More Info: http://www.everythingpets.org/
"To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog." ~ German Proverb
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