Giving loves is the easy part of being a pet parent. Cleaning that stinky indoor dog crate? That’s a whole different story! If this ranks among your least favorite pet chores (after cleaning up “presents” on the carpet, of course), or if you’ve never actually tackled this daunting task, you’ve come to the right place.
- Pet Health Care Industry Expert for 20 years
- Published pet industry contributor for Pet Age Magazine, Pet Business Magazine, Modern Dog, Pets Plus Magazine, etc.
- Named 2019 Pet Women of Influence Winner
- Passionate advocate for dogs and cats and non-toxic pet care products
- Happy pet mom to Wirehair Pointed Griffon, Parker and Labradoodle Mattie
Melissa Gulbranson is an editor and pet education content creator at Oxyfresh. She has been a pet lover in life and for her day job, she is a communications and marketing specialist in the pet and dental industries.
In 2000, she met Jak, a 5 month old Labradoodle with the all the antics. It was love at first lick. At a year, he was diagnosed with Addison’s disease. Being a first-time pet parent to a special needs dog was a scary time. It was important to help Jak live the best life while navigating being a first-time pet parent. She experienced all the typical pet parent mistakes and searched the ends of the Internet for ‘better ways’ to do pretty much everything. This led her to her passion of educating new pet parents.
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When it comes to dog teeth brushing, one of the big questions pet parents want to know is: “Can I brush dog teeth with human toothpaste?” It’s not far-fetched to think that you could. After all, if a toothpaste is good for your own smile, it’s good enough for your dog’s smile too, right? Well,
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Pet Dental Health Month is the perfect time to discover how to take better care of your dog’s smile. After all, adopting a dog dental care routine can add 3–5 years to your dog’s life! While many pet parents turn to dental chews to help do the trick, it pays to do your homework first
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It’s Been A Fantastic Year … THANK YOU! As we look back on 2019, our hearts are filled with gratitude for our team, our dental and pet professionals, our partnerships, and all the amazing pet parents and families we get to serve every day. This past year has been an important year for the Oxyfresh
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Paws down, the holidays are a favorite time of year for dogs and cats. Why? All the baking and merriment-making, of course. A few puppy dog stares and desperate meows … pets know just what to do to get a treat! But before you over-indulge your four-legged friend this holiday season, know what foods are