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Fluffy’s Year In Review

Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2022, many people will be looking back over the last 12 months, and ruminating on various high and low points. Actually, our feline pals also have a few things worth recapping. A local vet lists some of them below.

Dave Finds A Home

The World Cup has gone to the cats! This year, two British players made headlines after befriending a stray cat at their training camp in Al Wakrah, Dubai. The kitty, whom players affectionately named Dave, was adopted by Manchester City’s Kyle Walker and John Stones, and is now presumably living it up as a celebrekitty.

A Plawsible Cause

In Columbus, Ohio, cat lovers are rallying to add a special license plate option: ‘Weirdo Cat Lovers Of Cleveland.’ Proceeds would go to a kitty charity, Weirdo Cat Lovers Of Cleveland, which provides emergency veterinary fund help and supports TNR practices. That’s a pretty worthy cause to support!

Dabbing In Dabloons

Fluffy has apparently been trying to get a pawhold in the digital currency market. In one of the latest viral TikTok trends, users exchange a new cryptocurrency known as Dabloons. What does this have to do with our feline friends? The Dabloon—which is loosely named after the doubloon, a Spanish coin—features cat pictures.

Proud Retirement

We have another story out of Ohio: this one is about a cute furball named Otis, who retired from his official position as bookstore kitty at Loganberry Books after 14 years. The beloved feline charmed many hearts over the course of his career, and is looking forward to a retirement that will probably consist mostly of naps.

Reunion

A California woman was thrilled to be reunited with her long-lost cat, Lily, who had been missing for a whopping six years. This remarkable reunion is credited to a microchip. Microchips have brought many wayward kitties back to their worried humans. If you haven’t had your pet microchipped yet, this is a great reminder to do so!

Cat Art

If the internet has revealed anything about human nature, it’s probably the fact that we’re collectively obsessed with cats. One Instagram account is the purrfect demonstration of that. The page, Koty Vezde, is a big hit with kitty lovers: the artist puts Fluffy’s face on pretty much everything, from giraffes to llamas.

Happy New Year! Please contact us for your kitty’s veterinary care needs.

Doggy Dental Woes

Does your canine pal have dragon breath? If so, he may need his choppers checked. Bad breath is often a sign of dental trouble in dogs! Dental issues are actually quite common in our furry companions. However, many people inadvertently overlook this critical aspect of pet care. A local Sale Creek, TN vet discusses doggy dental care in this article.

Common Dental Issues

Dogs can suffer from a wide variety of dental problems. Gum disease is one of the most common. In fact, over 80 percent of adult dogs are afflicted with some form of this disease. Other problems Man’s Best Friend may have include cracked, broken, or misaligned teeth; abscesses; and misalignments.

Warning Signs

Bad breath, as mentioned above, is a very common indication of doggy dental woes. Other things to watch for include visible tartar buildup; ropy, stringy, or excessive drool; swelling; bleeding gums; and blood on your canine buddy’s toys or dishes. Fido may also act grumpy if his teeth hurt, and may take longer eating than he once did. Call your vet right away if you notice any of these red flags.

Home Care

Dental care should be a regular part of your pup’s regular care regimen. The best thing you can do is to brush your dog’s teeth. Use pet toothpaste and doggy toothbrushes. Human products aren’t safe for Fido. If you can’t get your canine companion to sit still to have his teeth cleaned, don’t worry. Dental-formula treats, kibble, and chews can be very helpful. These products are formulated to remove plaque and tartar. It’s also important to make sure Fido has lots of chew toys. Last but not least, keep your furry buddy’s bowl filled with fresh water.

Veterinary Care

Fido should have his choppers examined by a vet at least once a year, starting at around age one. If you know or suspect that your pooch has dental issues, call your vet right away. Treatment is always offered on a case-by-case basis, once a diagnosis has been made. Keep in mind that the point of doggy dental care is not to give your pup a perfect smile. Instead, the focus is on treating problems that can be painful and/or lead to infections or other medical issues.

Please contact us, your Sale Creek, TN pet clinic, for all of your dog’s veterinary care needs. We are always happy to help!