Tooth Brushing for Good Dogs

Health

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. Today I’m wrapping up National Pet Dental Health Month by barking about cleaning your good dog or cool cats teeth. If approached properly, it can be a pawsitive experience for everyone.

First thing you need to know is we four leggers don’t like having things put in our mouths unless it’s a treat. This means you may need time to get us comfortable with this new activity. Patience is key. At the first sign of stress, you’ll need to stop. Give praise for the attempt & try again later.

Let me be honest. Do I like getting my teeth cleaned? Not really. But I’ve learned that being still & cooperating with huMom is the trick to making brushing as quick as possible. It takes us maybe 2 minutes.

My huMom & I use the KTFGD’s Hemp Finger Toothbrush. The hemp fibres are strong enough to scrub off tartar build up & plaque but not so hard that they can scratch the enamel.

I understand not all humans are comfortable with putting a finger in their four leggers mouth. If you prefer using a traditional toothbrush, I recommend a bamboo one. They are bio degradable where plastic ones are not.

We use a doggie toothpaste. Dottie finds it delicious, but I wasn’t so keen at first. This was also introduced slowly, a bit at a time so I got used to it. At first huMom mixed a little organic coconut oil in with it because I love coconut.

My huMom starts on my top back teeth. With one hand she holds my snout & lifts up my lip (you can see in the picture). With the other hand she gently makes circles with the hemp finger brush against my teeth & gums. She says lots of nice things to me in a calm voice while she does this. She works her way around the top toofers until they’ve all been done. Then we do the bottom teeth in the same way. Slow circles all the way around.

When we’re done, I get lots of kisses. I love kisses.

It’s very impawtant for us good dogs to have a healthy mouth. I brush every day but I also have the benefit of having several Knotty Toys for Good Dogs hemp rope toys scattered about the house. They are excellent for cleaning not just my teeth, but Dottie & Jerry Underfoot’s teeth as well.

CEO Olivia

It’s Our 10th Gotcha Day!

News, News Flash

Ten years ago today huMom & I found each other 💜

For those who haven’t already heard the story you can sniff it out here.

This has been a rough week for us here.  One spent fighting the epi monster. A name we use for when a seizure episode takes hold. It’s been a week of constant vigilance night & day because you never know when that dog gone epi monster is going to strike.  One thing we do know, it often does just as I fall into a good dog sleep.

But this post isn’t about canine epilepsy; although we have many if you are interested.  This post is about the relationship between huMom & I.  A relationship that has grown over the years.  HuMom didn’t know me & I didn’t know her.  We had to learn how to listen & communicate to one another. We learned to trust each other, to have fun with each other, & we learned to love each other.

Remember, huMom’s heart was still hurting from loosing her Destabella just a couple of months before we met. Her visit that day was in concern for another dog who later became  my furbro Mickey Moo Man.  However, it didn’t take long before my charms won her over & she was pawsitively smitten with me.

HuMom still tells the story of the day I leaned my back up against her leg & look up at her.  That was how I told her I loved her.  You  see I did not like to be hugged or to kiss.  No kisses given or received.  I won’t fib, I love kisses now but I still don’t give kisses.  Instead, I like to 💜 nose nudge 💜 I have kissed my huMom, but only twice. I’ve wandered away from what I’m trying to say here. It didn’t take me long to know I could always count on my huMom to feed, shelter & care for me. She loved me &  I loved her before we even knew it.

HuMom & I have spent today together resting & recovering.

Now go kiss you dog, or cat; you know you want to.

CEO Olivia 💜