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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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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