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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 15 August 2019 9:25 AM

Being dental month and talking about dog’s teeth and mouths – let’s talk muzzles. Muzzles seem to have a bad reputation, labelling the dog wearing it as being mean, dangerous or untrained. The reality however, is that many dogs do not cope well being around strangers and are not going to show their ‘best selves’ in those situations.

Muzzles have a lot of positive reasons for use, however, people often avoid using them as they believe the muzzle will hurt their dog. This is usually due to the way their dog acts when wearing one. Yes, dog’s often do not like having a muzzle on, because they associate wearing one with the negative reason why it is being used. For example a vet examining a painful area or groomer clipping nails. They can also be uncomfortable due to being an incorrect style and/or size.

When the correct muzzle is chosen, is fitted correctly and your dog associates its use with something positive, they will tolerate it well, just like a wearing a harness or a coat. A...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 2 August 2019 11:41 AM

At the clinic, August = Dental month!

Not that we should only be interesting in our pet’s teeth for one month of the year (as you should be interested in them all year round!), but our topic for this month is Dental disease and dental care. Before we get cracking into the heavy stuff, we just wanted to let our readers know that they can book in for a free dental check with one of our lovely nurses! This will run for the whole month, so give us a call to book in for an appointment today!


Now when you look at your pets lovely smile, have you noticed their pearly whites are not as pearly and white as they should be? Or whose breath is a just a tad stinky or a whole lot stinky?  They could be suffering from dental disease!


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