90% of Dog Owners Don’t Do This. And It Causes HUGE Problems.

According to a study done by Hill’s, only 10% of dog owners brush their dog’s teeth. We all brush our own teeth multiple times a day to make sure that they stay healthy and cavity-free, but did you know that you should actually be doing the same for your pet? Dogs are at risk for dental disease much the same way that humans are. Dental work, such as cleanings and tooth extractions, can be done through your veterinarian’s office, but … Read more

6 Things That Make Your Dog Feel Unloved

You do everything you can to show your dog how much you love them. Would you be surprised if I said you might be doing things that make your dog feel unloved without even realizing it? We all know life just gets in the way sometimes, but with a little bit of effort, your dog will finally realize and appreciate the full extent of your love for them. Here are 6 things you might be doing that can make your … Read more

The Healthy Hound Newsletter #15

In This Issue

● Coronavirus In Dogs
● The Trouble With Dry Kibble
● Therapy Pups In Training
● Senior Dog Training Tips
● Why Dogs Eat Grass
● DIY Valentine Cookies For Dogs

You don’t have to sacrifice playtime in order to keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy! Our Fetch & Floss Ring has little nubs that massage the gums and clean teeth. Comes in a fabulous bright blue color and is made of durable, high-quality rubber that will last as long as your dog can chew! Make doggie dental care fun with your New Fetch & Floss Ring!

  • Promotes healthy teeth and gums
  • Durable
  • Made from high-quality, non toxic synthetic rubber
  • Dimensions : 5” H x 1.25” W x 5” D

This natural rubber chew toy has a refreshing mint scent, and soft rubber bristles to help clean your dogs’ teeth while they play!

(Shh… don’t tell your dog this toy is good for them!)

The new Fresh Mint Scented Brushing Ball by Project Play® was developed with one goal in mind: to create as much friction as possible on your dog’s teeth and gums to help support maximum oral health in your pup. The dozens of varying size rubber spikes help grind away at plaque in hard to reach places. Dogs love the rough and porous surface. Owners love the fresh mint scent. Animal shelters love the toys donated through your purchases!

Like all toys in our Project Play® line, each purchase provides 1 donated toy to an animal shelter!

Pair it with your favorite pet safe toothpaste to get a good brushing in without your dog even knowing it. Each tier rotates independently of each other to provide a sweeping polish as your dog chews, while the bumpy texture helps brush their tongue, removing odor causing bacteria.

  • Rubber spikes help grind away at plaque in hard to reach places.
  • Squeeze made for dog toothpaste in between the rubber spikes
  • Treat Stuffable: Pack small treats or kibble in the crevices and let your dog go at it!
  • Features a fresh mint scent both dogs and people love!

Note: While the chewing action on this toy helps support healthy teeth and gums, it is not a replacement for brushing your dog’s teeth. Always seek advice from your vet for a complete oral health plan for you pup.

For an even better clean, and fresher breath, check out out dental wipes and our dental spray!

Small: 2″ Diameter, Weight- 4 oz
Large: 2.5″ Diameter, Weight – 10 oz
Material: Rubber
Dishwasher Safe

While this toy is durable, always use caution and supervise your dog, especially with new toys. Remove any pieces that may have broken off, and discard. Do not allow your dog to swallow large pieces.

This natural rubber chew toy has a refreshing mint scent, and soft rubber bristles to help clean your dogs’ teeth while they play!

(Shh… don’t tell your dog this toy is good for them!)

The new Fresh Mint Scented Brushing Bone by Project Play® was developed with one goal in mind: to create as much friction as possible on your dog’s teeth and gums to help support maximum oral health in your pup. The dozens of varying size rubber spikes help grind away at plaque in hard to reach places. Dogs love the rough and porous service. Owners love the fresh mint scent. Animal shelters love the toys donated through your purchases!

Like all toys in our Project Play® line, each purchase provides 1 donated toy to an animal shelter!

Pair it with your favorite pet safe toothpaste to get a good brushing in without your dog even knowing it. Each tier rotates independently of each other to provide a sweeping polish as your dog chews, while the bumpy texture helps brush their tongue, removing odor causing bacteria.

  • Rubber spikes help grind away at plaque in hard to reach places.
  • Squeeze made for dog toothpaste in between the rubber spikes
  • Treat Stuffable: Pack small treats or kibble in the crevices and let your dog go at it!
  • Features a fresh mint scent both dogs and people love!

Note: While the chewing action on this toy helps support healthy teeth and gums, it is not a replacement for brushing your dog’s teeth. Always seek advice from your vet for a complete oral health plan for you pup.

For an even better clean, and fresher breath, check out our dental wipes and our dental spray!

Small Measures: 5″ x 1.5″ , Weight: 8 oz
Large Measures: 6″ x 2″ , Weight 12 oz
Material: Rubber
Dishwasher Safe

While this toy is durable, always use caution and supervise your dog, especially with new toys. Remove any pieces that may have broken off, and discard. Do not allow your dog to swallow large pieces.

Is Your Dog’s Breed Predisposed To Dental Disease?

Some of our most loved breeds have a natural predisposition towards dental disease. To manage the extent of the damage and prevent your pup from suffering, it’s important to learn about your dog’s individual dental needs. This starts with gaining knowledge on your dog’s breed and establishing a game plan with your veterinarian. Brachycephalic Breeds Prone to Dental Disease: Pugs, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, Brussells Griffons The signature squish faces of brachycephalic breeds, like Pugs and English Bulldogs, are hard not to … Read more

5 Dog Dental Hygiene Myths Debunked

Did you know that by 3 years of age, most dogs have some evidence of periodontal disease? (www.avdc.org) Dental disease in dogs is serious and can cause death if an infection spreads to the brain. In honor of National Pet Wellness Month (October), Mario Bardouille, a dog groomer and trainer who provides expertise on behalf of Petsmile, makers of Supersmile, shared with us the 6 most common myths about pets and their pearly whites that should be debunked once and for all. Myth … Read more

Dog Dental Health And Why It Should Be A Top Priority

Every dog parent wishes for their dog to live a long and healthy life. We feed them quality food. Schedule regular check-ups. Make it a point to consult the vet over any lumps, bumps, or changes in behavior. But did you know that one of the things you should monitor the closest is the condition of your dog’s mouth? Dog dental health is vital to your dog’s overall well-being. We’re here to tell you why–and how to keep it in … Read more

10 Ways To Clean Your Dog’s Teeth Without Making Them Hate You!

Since doggy dentures aren’t a thing, keeping your pup’s teeth clean and gums healthy is crucial for their overall health and well-being. Obviously, the best way to clean your dog’s teeth is to have the vet scrape them while your dog is under anesthesia. However, this can be very expensive and there are risks associated with anesthesia. It’s best to do everything you can to clean your dog’s teeth yourself. Brushing every day with a dog-safe toothpaste is the best … Read more

Brushing your dog’s teeth doesn’t have to be a pain – for you or your pup. With the interactive DentaBrite Brushing Bone Chew Toy, your dog can have fun while you help prevent dental problems. Teeth cleaning has never been so fun! Bet you never thought that was possible!

6 Tips to Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Healthy Between Cleanings

As a responsible pet owner, you’re concerned with making sure your pup’s teeth are in top shape. Periodontal disease is extremely dangerous for our furry friends. A regular cleaning, typically once a year, is the best way to wipe out dangerous tartar buildup. In between cleanings there are steps you can take to minimize or maintain the buildup. The following 5 tips will help you keep your pup’s teeth healthy between cleanings.   1. Brushing You’ve heard that brushing your … Read more

What’s The Deal With Dog Water Additives & Dental Rinses?

In recent years, the importance of dental health for our beloved dogs has become more and more well-known. Not only does dental hygiene help keep your pup’s teeth clean and breath fresh, it’s a key to their overall health. Now,  for the hard part: how do you keep you’re dog’s mouth clean? Judy Morgan, DVM explained in a story by Dogs Naturally Magazine: “80% of dogs have dental disease by age 3. That’s a pretty staggering statistic. It’s actually the most … Read more

The Critical Thing About Your Dog’s Mouth That Most Owners Don’t Know

Do you ever think about how important your dog’s mouth is? He uses it for so much more than just eating, it’s an important tool in his day-to-day life and the way he explores his environment! There are sticks to be gnawed and ropes to be pulled, and a whole world of things to be licked and chewed, picked up, and torn apart – and he does all these things with his mouth! Dental disease is a serious threat to … Read more

7 Tips & Tricks For Managing That Funky Dog Smell

There are several reasons that a dog might be particularly odiferous. Skin conditions, ear infections, lack of grooming, and dental issues are among the most common causes. If your pup has gotten a clean bill of health from the vet and a thorough spa treatment from the groomer, but still smells funky, you may just be particularly sensitive to your dog’s natural aroma.   Dogs do not sweat like humans, but they do perspire. The light perspiration released through their paw … Read more

6 Sneaky Ways to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth (That They Won’t HATE!)

Since doggy dentures aren’t a thing, keeping your pup’s teeth clean and gums healthy is crucial for their overall health and well-being. Obviously, the best way to get your dog’s teeth clean is to have the vet scrape them while your dog is under anesthesia. This can be very expensive and there are risks associated with anesthesia, so you want to do everything you can to keep your dog’s teeth clean yourself. Brushing your dog’s teeth every day with a … Read more

10 Most Common Health Concerns In Small Breed Dogs

All dogs can fall victim to health problems and some breeds might be have better general health than others, but there are certain conditions that are specific to certain types of dogs. While large breeds are more prone to bloat, small breeds have their own set of worries. Even if you’ve got a healthy pup now, it’s important to make sure you’re aware of the problems you might face when owning and caring for a small or toy breed dog. … Read more

Breed: Chinese Crested

Avg Size of male: Height: 11 – 13 inches, Weight: 5 – 12 pounds Note: The hairless is susceptible to blackheads, sunburn, wool allergy and tooth loss; it has irregular dentition and thinner enamel. Avg Size of Female: Height: 11 – 13 inches, Weight: 5 – 12 pounds Life span: 13 – 15 years Major Concerns: None Minor concerns: None Occasionally seen: Legg – Perthes Suggested tests: None Brief History on Chinese Crested Origin A few theories suggest that the … Read more

7 Ways To Clean Your Dog’s Teeth That They Won’t Hate

Since doggy dentures aren’t a thing, keeping your pup’s teeth clean and gums healthy is crucial for their overall health and well-being. Obviously, the best way to get your dog’s teeth clean is to have the vet scrape them while your dog is under anesthesia. This can be very expensive and there are risks associated with anesthesia, so you want to do everything you can to keep your dog’s teeth clean yourself. Brushing your dog’s teeth every day with a … Read more

12 Tips For Helping Your Dog Live A Longer, Healthier, Happier Life

The hardest part about having furry friends is that they don’t live nearly long enough. The average lifespan of a small dog is 10-15 years, while medium dogs live an average of 10-13 years and large breeds only live an average of 8-12 years. Giant breeds have the shortest average lifespan at only 8-10 years. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to help your dog live as many healthy and happy years as possible. Here are 12 … Read more

Non-Anesthetic Dental Care for Dogs – Worth It or a Waste?

As time goes on, pet owners are becoming more and more aware of how to maintain their pet’s optimal health. Dental health awareness has increased greatly, and rightfully so. Keeping your pet’s mouth clean can decrease a huge number of ailments, including cancers. But not everyone wants to put their pets under anesthesia every year to keep their teeth in good shape – not only because of the risks associated with surgery, but because of the rising cost as well. … Read more

The Healthy Hound Newsletter #55

In This Issue

● If A Dog Falls Through The Ice
● City Dogs Get More Allergies
● Life Flights For Police K9s
● Signs Your Dog Needs More Love
● Vet-Recommended Resolutions
● Dog DNA Tests

10 Dog Breeds Prone To Dental Disease

Dental health plays a major role in a dog’s overall wellness. Unfortunately, certain breeds are predisposed to painful, disease-causing conditions of the teeth and gums. Without treatment and prevention, dental issues can cause pain, foul breath, inflammation and infections resulting in tooth loss. Worst of all, life-threatening heart, liver and kidney disease can develop. Knowing the dental concerns that your particular dog is likely to face gives you the power to help prevent and minimize the damage. The following 10 … Read more

15 Ways To Help Your Dog Live Longer

There are a few things all dog parents have in common: We all want our dogs to be healthy; we all want them to be happy; and we all want them to live the longest lives possible. Like humans, some dogs are genetically programmed to live longer. A recent study published in Frontiers In Genetics examined overlapping genes from two dogs in their twenties. While more research is needed to confirm their findings, the authors hypothesize that fine-tuning gene expression … Read more

7 Proven Ways To Make Your Senior Feel Like A Pup Again

It’s a fact that we all know the moment we bring home a new pup – no matter how young he might be today, someday he’ll grow into an old, grey senior. But dogs, by their nature, will always be young at heart. You many not always see it when your dog is napping longer and gaining weight, but there are things you can do to bring out the young pup hidden within! You can do these 7 simple things … Read more

Are Dog Years Real? Here’s How to Calculate Your Pet’s Age

Calculate dog years to human years

Most people think dog years to human years is simple: multiply your dog’s age by seven. But modern research shows that this isn’t as effective as you’d think. Not all dogs fit into a cookie-cutter mold, especially dogs of different sizes. If you’ve been using the “times seven” approach for your dog’s age all these years, there’s now a better way to do it. So, how old is your dog really? Are “dog years” even real? And how many dog … Read more

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