Why Do Dogs Eat Grass, Anyway?

A dog sniffs the grass.

Spring is just around the corner, and dogs everywhere couldn’t be more excited to gobble up the first delicate shoots that emerge from the newly-thawed soil. 

Grass eating is common among dogs – some even make it part of their daily routine – and not necessarily a cause for concern. Let’s explore the reasons dogs eat grass, and when or if curbing this behavior is necessary.

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Brushing A Cat’s Teeth: Why and How it Should be Done

A black cat gets its teeth brushed.

Like humans, cats’ teeth need to be taken care of on a daily basis to reduce tartar and plaque buildup. In fact, the majority of cats have some form of dental disease by the time they reach the age of three. Dental disease can cause pain, tooth loss, infection, and can even shorten your cat’s lifespan if bacteria from an oral infection enters the bloodstream. 

The absolute best way to protect your pet’s oral health is by brushing their teeth daily or at least three times per week. Brushing a cat’s teeth probably sounds like an impossible task, but with the right approach (along with a healthy dose of patience and persistence) most cats can learn to accept and even enjoy toothbrushing.

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