Sheba was surrendered to the County facility by her owners. Sheba is deaf but evidently knows it because she is always looking at you waiting for instructions on what you want her to do. She responds to hand commands and seems to take direction very well. This is a very special dog and will need a dedicated leader to help her learn. It is highly recommended that Sheba go to a household with another dog.
COUNTY ID#: A383333
AGE: 9 Months
BREED: Bull Terrier mix
WEIGHT: Approximately 42 pounds
HOBBIES: Rolling around on the floor, having her tummy rubbed
PERSONALITY: Very energetic puppy with lots of love. Loves to lean against you so you can rubbed her all over.
If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting the wonderful pet featured this week, please call the Prince George's Animals Management Facility in Upper Marlboro at 301-780-7201 to check on the availability. You may also visit www.pgamd.petfinder.com or www.petharbor.com to see many more precious pets that are available for adoption.
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Cure Your Dog's Bad Breath
Few things are as sweet as puppy breath, but it doesn’t last. Here’s what you can do to relish rather than repel your grown-up dog’s kisses.
Just like people, dogscan suffer from bad breath — and it can make them as unpopular as their human counterparts until the condition is remedied. Before you can address it, understand what causes it.
Tooth and gum problems are the typical culprits. A buildup of odor-producing bacteria in your dog’s mouth makes you want to point his muzzle in the opposite direction each time he comes near. But it’s not a condition to be ignored.
A mild gum disease, gingivitis initially causes redness and swelling of the gums — but it can lead to tooth abscesses and even heart problems.
Your Veterinarian is Also Your Dog’s Dentist
A regular veterinarian can take care of your pet’s teeth as well as the rest of their needs. However, there are also veterinary dentist practices all across the county.
If your dog has nasty breath, make an appointment for a check up. In addition to tooth and gum disease, disturbances in other organs including the liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract can create bad breath in a dog. Many conditions,
including diabetes, can also cause it.
Attending to the symptom quickly can improve a pup’s prognosis. Your veterinarian will likely examine your dog’s mouth to see if a problem is visible. If not, further tests may be necessary.
Iin cases of significant dental decay, oral surgery and a full cleaning may be warranted. For this, your dog will need to be anaesthetized while the dentist scales the teeth, cleans the mouth, and extracts badly cracked, decayed and damaged teeth. Some dentists may perform root canal to save a tooth. Oral surgery is costly — so if you can keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy, you may not have to incur the expense.