Dog Tooth Fairy’s Guide to Keeping Your Dog’s Teeth Clean When it comes to dog teeth cleaning, questions abound from thousands of pet parents. How often should I brush my dog’s teeth? HOW do I brush my dog’s teeth? What’s the best dog dental care kit? Can my dog read my mind? Rather than let
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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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