Golden Paste made from Turmeric added to the dogs food intermittently as well as feeding raw bones on a regular basis has made a remarkable difference with my dogs teeth as well. I’m proud to say that Daisy has not had a sore tooth now for about 2 years. Up to that point she was off her food about once every two months. These are great tools for those of you who wish to help your dog in the dental department but can't see yourself brushing there teeth. Please keep in mind this is no substitute for proper veterinary dental care, if you're concerned about your dog’s teeth please speak to your vet.
There is more than one way to bath a farm dog but over here I just put them in the shower with me and the 3 of us get clean together. Sounds a little weird but I find it much less stressful. When Pasilla’s skin flares up she’s bathed daily until she’s back to normal. Every night we jump in the shower together and voila done!
Regular bathing also cuts down on the amount of hair they leave lying around the house. The more they leave in the tub the less they leave on the carpet. For this reason we use a screen to catch the hair prevent the drains from being clogged.
The better we as owners can be at maintaining our dogs hygiene the better the quality of life our dogs will have.
Cyndi Bird, CEST