Travel Animal Doctor: The BiteNBrush™ Toothbrush Design

Travel Animal Doctor: The BiteNBrush™ Toothbrush Design

Word of a new, revolutionary dog and cat toothbrush to brush my dog’s teeth has received my full attention. -Travel Animal Doctor The bristle and toothbrush designs appear to adapt to the construction of the animal’s teeth rather than against the normal dentition and jaw. Using my current pet toothbrush, a derivative of human toothbrushes (1-sided with flat bristles), can sometimes be a challenge to get full contact on every nook and cranny of the teeth. The following are my opinions of five toothbrush designs, the last being the design of this brand new patent-pending product called the BiteNBrush™. Other Toothbrush Designs: 1) The longer handle, 1-sided toothbrush The longer handle is a necessary adaptation for a dog’s mouth. The one sided bristles do well to brush the outside surface of the teeth. It can be a struggle to adequately brush the inside, lingual surface of the teeth (the surface by the tongue). Jade, my dog, bites down on the toothbrush making it more difficult to brush away plaque on the inner tooth wall. Although long handles provide distance from the bite, unfortunately they also create unnecessary fulcrum, rocking the brush on every bite and making the task more difficult. 2) The longer handle, 2-sided toothbrush These toothbrushes are similar to the regular toothbrush in dogs. The handle is long so that you can reach the back teeth easily. The end with the big brush does well getting the full surface of a tooth. Two different size brushes on each end does allow you to effectively brush a dog’s teeth. However, there is still that struggle of your dog...
Travel Animal Doctor: Prevent Pet Hit By Car Accidents

Travel Animal Doctor: Prevent Pet Hit By Car Accidents

Prevent pet hit by car incidents with these practical tips from Travel Animal Doctor. There were over six million acknowledged pet hit by car accidents in the United States last year. “Hit by car” scenarios are depressingly common in the veterinary field, and emotionally draining to pet owners and veterinarians. It is important to understand how one can prevent pet hit by car emergencies from occurring. I am a firm believer in prevention being the key to a healthy life for your pets. I am writing a series of articles on what a pet owner can do to help their pet in a “hit by car” emergency. See “My Pet was in a Hit By Car Accident!” for the beginning of this three part series. In this article I wanted to focus on providing advice to prevent pet hit by car emergencies. The following are six practical suggestions for pet owners to aid in the prevention of their pets being hit by cars. Jelly Dude / Foter / CC BY 1. Get your pet spayed or neutered. This is the easiest way to prevent pet hit by car emergencies. Male and female cats tend to roam more when they are intact. Roaming will increase the possibility of these animals being hit by a car or getting sick by feral cats. Dogs are similar with intact males and females escaping in order to find a mate. By removing the hormonal drive to roam you will be decreasing the likelihood of your animals being hit by a car. There are also many health benefits for spaying and neutering your animals including decreasing...
Travel Animal Doctor: Preventive Pet Healthcare

Travel Animal Doctor: Preventive Pet Healthcare

With preventive pet healthcare your pet can be at his optimal health. – Travel Animal Doctor Preventive pet healthcare focuses on preventing disease before it happens! The best part about preventive pet healthcare is that pet owners can take part in it. By preventing disease before it occurs, it makes for a much happier and healthier pet, and you avoid the large costs associated with diagnosing and treating a disease condition. Imagine Imagine having to go through knee surgery because you are overweight. What if at your yearly dental appointment your only problem was getting those pearly whites whiter rather than having to get fillings, a root canal or a tooth pulled? You were warned about that high blood pressure and now you suffer from heart disease. It sure would have been nice to prevent these conditions altogether. Prevent Disease   Preventing disease through preventive pet healthcare is often much easier and less painful, than managing a disease process that is already there. With the proper guidance, you can avoid ever having to deal with certain costly disease conditions in your pet. The first step is to be aware that you play a vital part in keeping your pet healthy. The rest of the preventive pet healthcare comes easy! How to Help <strong>1) Devise a Preventive Pet Healthcare Plan</strong> Many diseases can be prevented if you simply know and avoid the cause. By thinking ahead to the future, knowing what older pets are prone to, and acting to prevent these diseases you are actively engaging in a preventive pet healthcare plan. <strong>2) Portion Control</strong> Using proper portion control when feeding...
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