A Closer Look at Xylitol and Pet Poisoning

Xylitol looks just like white, granular table sugar, but with fewer calories, it’s a great alternative for some people. Popular with dentists, diabetics, and healthy trendsetters, this sugar substitute can be used in recipes and drinks just like regular sugar. What’s more, this plant alcohol derivative actually has many health benefits for humans.

However, while all this sounds great for us, xylitol can be extremely dangerous to dogs. Fortunately, all it takes is a little knowledge and awareness to keep your furry companion out of trouble and avoid a potentially deadly pet poisoning situation.

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Say Cheese! The Importance of a Pet Dental Exam

We love our pets and being close to them, but if you can barely stand your pet’s breath as you sit on the couch together, it may be time for a pet dental exam. Bad breath is often the first sign of dental disease, a common but preventable condition in pets.

A regular pet dental exam is the first step toward preventing and treating dental disease. But when we say dental exam, do you know what we mean, what’s involved, and what the pet dental exam can show? Here, Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital answers those questions.

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Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

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As one year comes to a close and another begins, we can’t help but reflect back on our accomplishments and growth over the past year. At Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital, we feel especially grateful to have been a part of your pet’s health, and we are looking forward to a new year and new chances to help your pets live long and healthy lives.

One way we do this is through our monthly pet care blog. We strive to post content that’s fun, educational, and a source of inspiration for you. Hopefully these topics are making it easier for you to provide your pet with great care. We spent some time looking at which posts you found most helpful or interesting, and we’re sharing our top 5 most popular pet care blogs of 2018, here.

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