ADOPT A FRIEND - “Grace” (A374221)
HISTORY: Hi Everyone! I came into the shelter as a stray. My owner never came in to see I was here. I love love love to play. I am good with other dogs, but just rough so I should be with someone my own speed. I like playing with toys at first but then I get bored with them. I would be best in a home where there are older children and adults. I might be a little too much around the little ones. I definitely need training so that I can be controlled and not be all over the place. Come to the shelter and check me out. Once we become friends, I can come to your house and finally have a place to call home. See you soon.
COUNTY ID#: A374221
AGE: 1 year 2 months
BREED: American Bulldog mix
WEIGHT: Approximately 55 pounds
COLOR: Black and White
HOBBIES: Wrestling, sleeping, running around like a crazy dog
PERSONALITY: Rough and tumble kind a kid. Shy at first but will become fast friends.
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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TIP OF THE WEEK
TIPS FOR PET TEETH CLEANING
Dog teeth cleaning is one of the responsibilities that a dog owner must never neglect. Most people may not give a lot of importance to dental care, but it could actually lead to a lot of complications if neglected. Little did they know that teeth cleaning is just as important as diet and exercise. In this article, we will be discussing the ways on how to properly clean your pet’s teeth and ultimately improve their dental status, so read on.
1. Start early. The best way to train your pet to behave while you clean his teeth is to start early. While he is still a puppy, you should train him to stay still while you brush his teeth. Most dog owners would use a gauze and a toothpaste specially formulated for dogs. Starting with a gauze would be a good way to ease you pet into the act of toothbrushing. After a while, you could move on to a child’s toothbrush with soft bristles.
2. Circles. Just like our dentists tell us, move in a circular motion as you clean your pet’s teeth. Start with the front teeth first, moving on to those at the back. Do not forget to pass through the gums. Be very gentle. Their gums are very sensitive, and brushing it with force might cause your dogs pain.
3. Hard kibble. Not a lot of people know this but hard kibble is actually better than soft dog food. Soft dog food could easily get caught in between teeth and might result to tartar, and ultimately, tooth decay. Consumption of hard kibble cleans their teeth because as it passes through the teeth, it brushes off the tartar with the help of friction.
Pet teeth cleaning should not be viewed as a burden or a nuisance. Think of all the money you would be able to save because you dog would not need to go to the vet to have his teeth professionally cleaned. There are also a lot of cheap dog teeth cleaning materials available in stores, so get yours now and give your dogs happy smiles.