One Pantry Staple Furkids Love

Jake has better things to do than worry about his dental health.

Jake is at the vet today to get his teeth cleaned.

Good dental hygiene is important for your furkid. I know a couple women who brush their dogs’ teeth, but I confess I do not. I do give treats that cut down on tarter and stimulate gums. I do get each furkid a cleaning once a year.

Last year Jake had one tooth pulled. He came home fine, but I pampered him with a little baby food.

Baby food is kept in our pantry. Gerber makes turkey and turkey gravy, and that has been helpful in our house when a dog is recovering from vomiting. I cook a little white rice and mix it with the baby food or give the baby food plain.

If I have a furkid who needs medication and taking a pill is too much of a chore, the medicine can be crushed or mixed then put in baby food. I never have known a dog to reject turkey, chicken or beef baby food. My vet knows I do this and doesn’t mind. Don’t buy the ham flavor; pork can be a problem for dogs. Another choice for eating after a bad tummy episode is boiled then defatted hamburger.

Yes, preventative health care can be expensive, but forgoing it is not an option. I want my furkids healthy so they will be around for a long time. Jake will come home a bit woozy from anesthesia, and I will be ready to pamper him.



About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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