Dental Hygiene is very important for your pups. We understand that keeping up with brushing your pups teeth isn’t always easy, especially if they don’t particularly enjoy the process. We are guilty of being a bit to lax with this ourselves even though Oshie loves it..well he loves the toothpaste that is.
So why is it so important to brush a dogs teeth? Here is a short list of the benefits.
Regular brushing will help prevent tartar, plaque and calculus build-up.
Brushing helps prevent gingivitis and gum disease.
It is a great opportunity to check your pups mouth for any problems. (broken teeth and etc.)
You get to spend more time bonding with your dog 🙂
Periodontal disease (gum disease in dogs) is commonly seen when a dogs reach three years of age. Left untreated this infection can result in heart, kidney and liver problems for your pup. Dogs can also be in a significant amount of pain due to dental problems like abscessed teeth and you would never know it because they don’t shows signs of pain like we do.
So remember to regularly brush your pups teeth to keep them happy, healthy and free from pain. Also have your vet check your pups teeth during regular check-ups. (Usually included in a check-up)
If your pup doesn’t enjoy having their teeth brushed as much as Oshie (see video below), you might need to start of slowly. Use your finger at first instead of a brush. Allow them to get used to it and eventually work your way to a brush. Also try to make it fun and use a doggie toothpaste that they like. If all else fails, consult your pups Vet.
Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I only have one fact to share with you this week. 🙂
Golden Retriever puppies are the absolute cutest thing you will ever see! Need proof, just check these photos I took of our new friend Reagan!
No he is not ours but we wish he was! He is from the same breeder and rumor has it that his mom is Oshie’s sister which would make Oshie his uncle. He is 8 weeks old and is already clear that he is going to be one smart Golden. He is also the most calm/chill 8 week old puppy we have ever met! Come back next week for more Golden Retriever facts!
Hello everyone and welcome back for another Golden Retriever fact. I hope you are all having as great of a week as we are.
I have two more facts to share with you this week.
Golden Retrievers are smart. I am guessing that you knew this already, especially if you own a Golden but do you know exactly where the lovable Golden ranks on the American Kennel Club list of the smartest dogs? Well on the top 10 list that includes breeds like the Doberman, Rottweiler and Labrador Retriever, the Golden comes in at number 4! I don’t think Oshie would agree with this ranking. Oshie thinks he is pretty smart when he tricks us into giving him treats.
Ranked ahead of the golden retriever (from 1 to 3) are the Border Collie, Poodle and German Shepherd.
#1 Border Collie Puppies
#2 Standard Poodle
#3 German Shepherd
#4? And Oshie…doesn’t this look like the number 4 smartest dog?
Golden Retrievers have a thick and beautiful double coat. This double coat protects them during any season. During the colder month the undercoat grows in and provides and insulating layer to keep them warm while the top coat provides water resistance.
A Goldens undercoat sheds seasonally. During spring, as the weather begins to get warmer, the undercoat will begin to shed. Regular brushing with an undercoat rake is the best way to control the shedding and keep your home relatively clear of golden fibers of joy. Most Goldens love the attention they get while being brushed and it is a great opportunity to check your pup over for and injuries or abnormalities and create a stronger bond with your furry family member.
I hope you learned something new or at least enjoyed this weeks facts. Check back next Wednesday for new Golden Facts!