Pinky, a cute four-year-old Lab mix, is full of energy and loves to play. She enjoys water, treats and walks. Pinky would like a fun-loving home where she is appreciated for her joyful self. Come and take her for a walk; she will make you smile!
Watson here, and I want you to know that my mom takes dental care very seriously. That wasn’t always the case, but when I got gingivitis she made sure that I had my teeth cleaned by our veterinarian. Now I get my teeth brushed almost every day.
Teeth are important, because they allow proper chewing and, ultimately, proper digestion. If your pet has broken teeth, bleeding gums, or bad breath, you can bet that it is affecting the well being of his entire system.
Dental diseases, also known as periodontal diseases, are common in dogs. By age three, over 80 percent of dogs have some form of dental disease. It begins with plaque buildup on the teeth. Plaque contains food particles and bacteria. If left on the teeth, it hardens into tartar. Above the gum line, tartar is visible and easily removed by a veterinarian.
Tartar below the gum line is the real problem. It causes inflammation and damages the structures supporting the teeth. Infection and serious dental problems are the outcome.
Home care to avoid tartar build up includes brushing teeth a few days a week, doggie dental treats, and doggie dental toys.
Taking the extra time to care for your BFF’s teeth can prevent tooth loss, bad breath, oral pain, organ damage, and worsening dental disease. My mom brushes my teeth using a cotton pad that she sprays with hydrogen peroxide and then adds dog toothpaste. She rubs it over my gums and teeth. Easy Peasy!
In the recent article about pet insurance, I referenced the pet insurance comparison chart found in Canine Journal. The website should be https://www.caninejournal.com/pet-insurance-comparison/
LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have adorable puppies and kittens to foster! Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal. IN NEED OF
Executive Director for CAPS. We are look for an individual with office skills and experience handling animals. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Kennel worker. We are looking for someone who likes animals and can manage kennel duties. Call 775-423-7500.
Aluminum cans. If you have cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500) and we will come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.
Folks who need help affording spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. Due to rising veterinary costs we have adjusted our co-pay rate. The SNAPS program details are below.
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Kim Kooltreat for the truckload of cans. A Four-Paw Salute To You! COME SEE US
CAPS is now open. We suggest appointments for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We are now accepting volunteers. Call 775-423-7500.
February Holiday: Pet Dental Health Month
Due to rising costs in shelter and veterinary care, we have adjusted our adoption fees. Dog adoptions are $100. Cat adoptions are $60. All adoptees are healthy, spayed/neutered, and have all necessary shots.
SNAPS is a program offered to Churchill County residents through CAPS that provides low-cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs. To qualify for SNAPS, you need to have one of the following: Medicaid, a child enrolled in NV Check Up Program, food stamps, 2020 tax return stating income is less than $30,000 or Veterans disability card including a photo ID. Also required are a Churchill County ID and a co-pay. For information, call CAPS at 423-7500.
CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is email@example.com. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.