OK . . . last month I talked about . . . preventing / fixing urine scald in your lawn . . . after we do our business . . . sorry . . . but we are dogs!
Some of you requested that I address dog-safe lawn care . . . fertilizers and weed killers. This is a big subject and there is no easy answer, but for our sake please consider a more natural and less toxic plan for your lawn.
There is an old adage . . . you can either have a lush green lawn or a dog but you cannot have both . . . or can you?
I am addressing this question at the request of one of my clients and frankly I thought this would be a simple project with not much research . . . wow was I wrong!
Your dog’s sense of smell is fascinating, remarkable, and is currently getting a lot of attention from researchers. The scent ability of your best friend beats humans, paws down. I think about it this way. When you make pizza, you smell pizza. Us dogs . . . we smell every single ingredient in the pizza . . . the tomato, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper, the flour, the yeast, etc.
But even that is an unimpressive example of the acute ability dogs have to detect smells.
February is dental health month for dogs . . . My mom talks often about dental care. But did you know that 85% of dogs over the age of 4 have dental disease? Yikes! Not only does it cause bad breath but it can lead to infection, abscess, and heart issues as well as damage to other organs. So, get us regular checkups and consider brushing our teeth daily.
We talk a lot about dental care but seldom about orthodontic dentistry for dogs.
WHAT??? Dental braces for a dog??? . . . Are you kidding? NOPE! Look at me!