IG Care Tips
  • Teeth Care

    Many toy dogs have gum disease. It often starts as early as a year old, or may not be a problem until they are 5 or older. Similar to human beings, it occurs from not keeping their teeth clean, there may be a hereditary factor, and it may be contagious from dog to dog!

    Bad breath is a first sign

    Look particularly at the little upper front teeth.  If there is redness, soreness, odor, and if the gums are receding from the teeth.  You are in trouble.


    Tooth Care Regiment

    1. Brushing
    2. Scaling
    3. Smiles application
    4. 1 to 3 X a week
    5. Bones, Chewers, and more Bones
    6. Bad Breath: Antibiotics followed by brushing, scaling and Smiles
    7. Gum disease, same treatment as 6.
    8. Loose teeth don't worry, they will everntually come out on their own
    9. Vet Care?  Shouldn't be necessary


  • Heartworm Prevention

    Heartworm prevention is necessary all year long, especially in the south.  Your vet will sell you wonderful products that include flea and tick repellants, as well as all purpose wormers, for BIG dollars.  It is really expensive when you have several dogs.  

    Want to save some $$$$$$$$$?  Let me tell you what I do...


    Mar 28 2014 4:32 PM
  • Diarrhea In Dogs and Puppies

    Veterinarians like to tell owners that their dog has a sensitive stomach and needs special food that is hypoallergenic, grain free, etc.  Maybe it makes a difference, maybe not.

    The REAL TRUTH is...


    Mar 26 2014 5:26 PM
  • Kennel Cough

    My Two Cents About Kennel Cough...
    Kennel Cough is highly contagious and can be carried by you to your dog on shoes and clothing.  Asymptomatic dogs can carry it and give it to other dogs.  Stress makes it worse and brings it out.  A dog can be well today, sick tomorrow!


    Mar 13 2014 8:04 PM
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