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PET DENTAL HEALTH

We all know that good dental hygiene in your pet helps reduce decay. However, did you know it could extend their life expectancy? February is “National Pet Dental Health Month” and we wanted to share some ways you can maintain and improve your pets’ dental health.

 

It has been proven that good dental health can potentially extend a dog’s life by up to 30%! Gum disease can begin before the age of 3. Not only can it rot teeth but can contribute to issues with your dogs heart, kidney and lungs.

 

Here are some warning signs:

  • Foul breath
  • Discolored teeth with deep red gums
  • Excessive tartar
  • Bleeding gums after eating or chewing.

 

What are the 3 D’s that should prevent gum disease?

  1. Daily brushing/rinse
    1. Tooth brush, finger brush & doggie tooth paste
  2. Dental Exam (Personally inspect teeth and gums)
    1. Personally inspect teeth and gums
    2. Annual dental exam by your vet
  3. Dental Cleaning
    1. Expensive but worth it
    2. With older dogs, we worry about anesthesia. Now available locally is anesthesia FREE dental cleaning – ask your vet for details

Make brushing your dogs’ teeth a game. Do not stress. Go through the steps of showing the brush to your pet, touch the brush to show that its not dangerous or scary, touch the brush to their teeth with a taste of good tasting tooth paste and finally brush the front and sides of their teeth over a period of a week or longer.

 

For more information, feel free to reach out to us here at K9 Korral or call us at 941.915.8181. K9 Korral offers dog training, daycare, boarding and holistic pet supplies. Visit www.k9korralsrq.com

By |February 22nd, 2019|Pet Care Tips|Comments Off on PET DENTAL HEALTH

National Dog Day

Dogs help us in so many ways that it’s nearly impossible to name everything they do.  From protecting us in the Military & Police force, finding us as Search and Rescue, and just being a part of our families.

National Dog day is August 26th and celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. The mission is to help bring attention to the public the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. 

The most important part of National dog day is to spend some time with your dog.  You should do something that you normally don’t do.  Maybe buy them a toy.

Did you know that a survey found that Florida to be 5th in the top 10 states that love dogs.  California was 1st followed by New York as #2.

Across the nation, 86% of people tell their dog once a month that they Love them.

73% buy them a monthly gift and

68% let them sleep with them.

Top 5 reasons that we love dogs are:

  1. They comfort us.
  2. Remind us to be happy.
  3. Make us more loving.
  4. Give us a good reason to go home.
  5. Teach us to be more patient.

 

So, do something special for your dog on National Dog Day and everyday!!!

By |August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Dog Day

Anxious Pups? CBD Products are a must!

4th of July fireworks & thunder storms have begun to rumble. Maybe, you have a dog that’s overly anxious or exhibits separation anxiety. Mark with K9 Korral explains his success with using CBD products as a remedy.

 

CBD Products are derived from the Male hemp plant. The female plant contains the “THC.” The effects of the extracted oil cause your dog to relax but not change their personality like prescribed (RX) meds would.

These products help regulate functions related to sleep, mood, immune system, inflammation, pain management and helps with insomnia, seizures, inflammation and arthritis.

 

It is sold in oil, spray, chews, treats, capsules, & topical cream.

“I have personally found it to be beneficial to dogs in these situation: Fireworks, Thunder, Seizures, Nervousness, Separation Anxiety, Fear & pain,” says Mark.

 

If you have a high anxiety dog or would like to find out more about this product, contact K9 Korral today to learn more.

 

K9 Korral offers dog training, daycare, boarding and holistic pet supplies. Visit today at www.K9KorralSrq.com

 

By |June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Anxious Pups? CBD Products are a must!

Pet Dental Health

PET DENTAL HEALTH

Did you know that good dental hygiene in your pet could extend their

life expectancy? “February is National Pet Dental Health Month and

Mark and Carola from K9 Korral have ideas on how to maintain and improve your pets’ dental health.

It has been proven that good dental health can potentially extend a

dog’s life by up to 30%. Gum disease can begin before the age of 3. Not only can it rot teeth

but can contribute to issues with your dogs heart, kidney, and lungs.

What are the warning signs? (it’s much like a human)

  1. Foul breath
  2. Discolored teeth with deep red gums
  3. Excessive tartar
  4. Bleeding gums after eating or chewing.

What should we do to prevent gum disease?

  1. Daily Brushing/Rinse
    1. Tooth brush, Finger brush & Doggie tooth paste.
  2. Dental Exam: Personally inspect teeth & gums.
    1. Get an annual Dental Exam.
  3. Dental Diet
    1. Dental chews or Non rawhide chews
    2. Busy Buddy, Nylabone
    3. Probiotics, Ozonated Oils, Coconut oil

How should you introduce the brush to your dog?

  • Make it a game!
  • Don’t stress as your dog will be able to sense that
    • Show the brush
    • touch the brush
    • touch the brush to the teeth with a taste of good tasting tooth paste
    • Brush the front of their teeth and so on over a period of a week or longer

To find our more information, contact K9 Korral at 941.951.8181. K9 Korral offers dog training, daycare, boarding and holistic pet supplies.

K9 Korral – Where the LOVE is!

By |February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pet Dental Health

Lost Pets

LOST PETS

So often you see posters for lost pets on posts or bulletin boards. Many people are turning to Social media as well. However, there is another way to find your lost pet- Lost Pet Services.

Lost Pet Services is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that reunites lost pets with their families. Patty Giarrusso heads the organization. “We reach out to the community through our website, Facebook and Twitter,” she says. “All services are free of charge. Our goals are to provide education, microchipping, ID tags, financial support, emergency vet care and temporary housing for stray pets.”

Here are some tips to help guard against losing your pet:

  1. Pet-proof your house and yard: Check all areas of your fence. Make sure all gates and doors work properly.
  2. Teach your dog to wait at the door: If they bolt, they could get lost or even hit by a car
  3. Microchip: These now have GPS!!!
  4. Free post-adoption training session at K9 Korral: Newly adopted dogs are more likely to bolt.
  5. Get an escape-proof collar
  6. Never chase any pet: Get their attention and run away from them (sounds odd, we know- but it works!)

Check out Patt’s website frequently to see if you have seen a lost pet: www.LostFoundPets941.com

Continue to check out K9Korralsrq.com for more information. K9 Korral offers dog training, daycare, boarding and holistic pet supplies.

K9 Korral – Where the LOVE is!

By |January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lost Pets

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.