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Starting this Saturday March 1 ST we will be open from 7 am - 5 pm
FEBRUARY 2014 10 % off any Dental Services scheduled for the month of February Complimentary Nail trim and free goods as part of service
FEBRUARY is PET DENTAL MONTH Dental disease (Periodontal Disease) results when residual food, bacteria and tarter collect in the spaces between the gum and the tooth, causing infection that can then spread to the surrounding bone.
DID YOU KNOW DOGS HAVE 42 ADULT TEETH BY THE TIME THEY ARE 5-7 MONTHS OLD? 4230 DID YOU KNOW CATS HAVE 30 ADULT TEETH BY THE TIME THEY ARE 5-6 MONTHS OLD? Did you know by the age of 3, about 80% of dogs & 70% of cats have dental disease?
7 signs of dental disease TARTER BAD BREATH WEIGHT LOSS LOOSE OR DISCOLORED TEETH DISCOMFORT AROUND THE MOUTH DROOLING OR DROPPING FOOD BLEEDING FROM THE MOUTH
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PET GETS A DENTAL YOUR DOG OR CAT WILL BE PLACED UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA AN ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE WILL BE PLACED SO YOUR PET RECEIVES MEASURED AMOUNTS OF GAS ANESTHESIA AND OXYGEN A THOROUGH DENTAL EXAM WILL BE PERFORMED THE TARTER WILL BE CHIPPED OFF OF YOUR PETS TEETH A DENTAL SCALER WILL BE USED TO REMOVE ANY STUBBORN TARTER YOUR PETS TEETH WILL THEN BE POLISHED WITH TOOTHPASTE
3 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR PETS DENTAL HEALTH BRUSH YOUR PETS TEETH DAILY AND OFFER THEM HEALTHY DENTAL TREATS & DRY FOOD SCHEDULE YEARLY APPOINTMENTS WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN TO DISCUSS DENTAL HEALTH TAKE ACTION IF YOU SEE YOUR PET STRUGGLING TO EAT FOOD OR HAS BAD BREATH
MEET THE BREED Often described as "a clown in the cloak of a philosopher," the French Bulldog originated as, and continues to be used as a companion dog. The breed is small and muscular with heavy bone structure, a smooth coat, a short face and trademark "bat" ears. Prized for their affectionate natures and even dispositions, they are generally active and alert, but not unduly boisterous. Frenchies can be brindle, fawn, white, and brindle and white.
HISTORY There is a difference of opinion as to the origin of the French Bulldog, but one ancestor must have been the English Bulldog - probably one of the toy variety, of which there were a great number in England around 1860. These toy Bulldogs were sent in large numbers into France, where they were crossed with various other breeds and were given the name Boule-Dog Francais. One found dogs with rose ears, while others had bat ears which is now an outstanding feature of the French Bulldog. Another distinctive feature of the French Bulldog is the skull. The correctly formed skull should be level, or flat, between the ears, while directly above the eyes, extending almost across the forehead, it should be slightly curve, giving a domed appearance. In the early days of breeding in Europe, the tendency was toward the rose ear. This movement was opposed by Americans and the breed would eventually lost the feature that strongly accentuates its individuality, and the result would have been practically a miniature English Bulldog. This controversy over type was responsible for the formation of the French Bulldog Club of America, the first organization in the world devoted to the breed. In 1898 fanciers gave a specialty show in the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria. The affair proved a sensation, and it was due, no doubt, to the resulting publicity that the quaint little chaps became the rage in society.
CHARACTER TRAITS Frenchies are indoor dogs, but require air conditioning in warm weather. While good at alerting their owners to danger (Look! The UPS Guy is coming!), their main role is that of lap warmer. The Frenchie requires minimal exercise and grooming. Non – Sporting Group Weight: 19 - 22 lbs Height: Up to 12 Life Span: 10 – 12 years Popularity: Rank 11 th
DID YOU KNOW While bred primarily as pets and companions, Frenchies are remarkably intelligent and serve as good watchdogs. Originally called the Boule-Dog Francais, though the english later scoffed at the idea of calling an English dog by a French name. An unfortunate French Bulldog was a passenger on the Titanic. It is said that the dog was insured for $750! An enormous amount at that time (1912)! Frenchies are companion dogs and thus make great companions for apartment dwellers. They do require a few short walks a day and will be happy playing in the house. They will be happier relaxing with you on the couch!
MEET THE BREED Folds are known for sleeping on their backs. Scottish Folds typically have soft voices and display a complex repertoire of meows and purrs not found in better-known breeds. Folds are also known for sitting with their legs stretched out and their paws on their belly. This is called the "Buddha Position".
HISTORY The original Scottish Fold was a white barn cat named Susie, who was found at a farm near Coupar Angus in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1961. Susie's ears had an unusual fold in their middle, making her resemble an owl. When Susie had kittens, two of them were born with folded ears, and one was acquired by William Ross, a neighboring farmer and cat-fancier. Ross registered the breed with the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy in Great Britain in 1966 and started to breed Scottish Fold kittens with the help of geneticist Pat Turner. The breeding program produced 76 kittens in the first three years42 with folded ears and 34 with straight ears. The conclusion from this was that the ear mutation is due to a simple dominant gene. Susie's only reproducing offspring was a female Fold named Snooks who was also white; a second kitten was neutered shortly after birth. Three months after Snooks' birth, Susie was killed by a car. All Scottish Fold cats share a common ancestry to Susie.
PERSONALITIES & TRAITS Scottish Folds adapt to almost any home situation and are as comfortable in a room full of noisy children and dogs as they are in a single persons dwelling. They adjust to other animals extremely well. Weight: Males 9 – 13 lbs / Females 6 – 9 lbs Height: 10 - 12 inches Life Span: 11 – 14 years Popularity: One of the top 10 breeds.
INTERESTING FACTS Maru born May 24, 2007 is a male Scottish Fold (straight variety) cat in Japan who has become popular on YouTube. As of April 2013, videos with Maru have been viewed over 200 million times. Videos featuring Maru have an average of 800,000 views each and he is mentioned often in print and televised media discussing Internet celebrities.
MEET THE BREED A large, muscular breed, the Komondor is mostly known for its unusually dense, protective coat of heavy white cords (which make him look like a giant mop!) that form naturally as the breed matures in age. The coat serves to cover vulnerable body parts in case of attack, helps him blend in with his flock and protects him from weather extremes. While he has been a working dog in Hungary for ten centuries, he is also found in the show and obedience rings in the United States.
HISTORY Komondors were brought to Hungary by Cumans, the Turkish speaking, nomadic people who settled in Hungary during the 12th and 13th century. The name Komondor derives from Koman-dor, meaning "Cuman dog". The breed descends from Tibetan dogs and came from Asia with the Cumans, whose homeland was near the Yellow River. In the late 900s, Mongols began to expand their territories at the expense of the Cumans, forcing them to move westwards. Fleeing from the Mongols, they reached the borders of Hungary in the 1100s. Cumans were granted asylum and settled in Hungary in 1239 under Köten Khan. Komondor remains have been found in Cuman gravesites. The name "quman-dur" means "belonging to the Cumans" or "the dog of the Cumans," thus distinguishing it from a similar Hungarian sheepdog breed which later merged with the Komondor. The name Komondor is found for the first time written in 1544 in the History of King Astiagis by Kákonyi Péter, in Hungarian. Later in 1673 Amos Comenius mentions the Komondor in one of his works. Today the Komondor is a fairly common breed in Hungary, its country of origin. Many Komondors were killed during World War II and local stories say that this is because when the Germans (and then the Russians) invaded, they had to kill the dog before they could capture a farm or house that it guarded.
CHARACTER TRAITS Known for its dignity, strength and courage, the Komondor is generally reserved and serious with strangers but demonstrative with those he loves. Owners should be willing to provide daily exercise and obedience training. Caring for the Komondor coat takes quite a bit of time and effort, so it's best to learn how to care for the cords from an experienced owner or breeder. Working Group Weight: Males up to 125 lbs / Females 112 lbs Height: 25.5 and above Life Span: 10 – 12 years Popularity: Rank 159 th
DID YOU KNOW The Komondor is one of three breeds of working dog native for ten centuries to the sheep and cattle countries of Hungary. The Komondor is an almost direct descendent of the Aftscharka, which the Huns found on the southern steppes when they passed through Russian. The plural of Komondor is Komondorok. The Komondor is chief of the herdsmen dogs, but not often utilized for rounding up the herds; merely accompanies the flocks and herds in exceptional cases, acting as more of a protector than herder. Descended from Tibetan dogs, the Komondor was brought to Hungary a thousand years ago by nomadic Magyars.