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.