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Show Us Your Pearly Whites! February is Pet Dental Health Month

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month and also the month known for love! One way to show your pets love is to be cognizant of their healthcare, and that includes their teeth. Did you know that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by the age of three? Based on statistics from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) , it's true! There are many things we can do as pet caregivers to ensure that our dog’s teeth and gums are in good health, starting with at-home care: Conduct Frequent Brushing (with a toothbrush or finger brush and dog toothpaste, dental wipes, dental spray, etc.) Check Teeth, Gums, and Mouth (for growths, broken teeth, discoloration, decay, bleeding gums, swelling, soreness, bad breath) Watch for Refusal to Eat (due to dental or mouth pain) Provide Chew Toys Give Occasional Dental Chew Give Healthy Crunchy Treats Veterinarian-Approved Diet for Dental Health Have Periodic Veterinarian Dental Check-Ups  Brushin

Snow Dog Daze on a #FlashbackFriday

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   #FiveSibes #Flashback ~ 2020 ~ Snow Dog Pupsters "Bandit" & "Wolfie"   S now dogs and snow days...and sometimes when Mother Nature seems a bit confused, we have snow daze! Oh, Mother Nature sure has been all over the place this week. Two days this week ~ in FEBRUARY ~ up in the north country the mercury hit just under 70℉! Unheard of! And today, the bonus "leap" day started with a bitter, windy, snow squally morning clocking in with wind chill at 9 ℉! Tomorrow is supposed to get to 40 ℉, so back to "normal" February winter weather! While I certainly miss playing in the snow with the pups, I will forever remember my snowdogs and their love of the fluffy white stuff. Embrace and cherish all those moments for they do become tomorrow's memories.   How's the weather by you? Is March coming in like a lion or a lamb...or a happy dog playing in the snow? “We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand... and melting like a sno

In Sickness & In Health: A February Roundup of Celebrations, Awards & a Blogiversary!

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Wow...it's been some February! First, I've been sick since the first...and am just now on the road to recovery of acute bronchitis that flared asthma then compounded by Flu A...multiple medical visits, breathing treatments, and bed rest...and *finally*...and turning the corner. I tried to keep everyone up-to-date on my social media pages, but I have been absent from here for most of the month (with the exception of extending my #FlashbackFriday blog hop dates three times). And guess what? It's almost March! So up front, I' d like to send out a heartfelt "Thank You" to all who sent me messages and notes throughout my illness. They meant the world to me!   First up - FiveSibes has just celebrated our 14th Blogiversary on February 23rd! On this date in 2010, I debuted this blog with my article "February is Canine Dental Health Month!" And it has been a fantastic journey every since. Never did I ever imagine that sharing the life of  my five beautiful

Sweet Valentine Dog Kisses on a #FlashbackFriday

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FiveSibes #Flashback Photo ~ Valentine's Day 2019 ~ "Bandit"   W oo! V alentine's Day is right around the corner! I do so love this portrait I took of our Pupster girl "Bandit"several years back. Her Valentine heart was so true as our crazy girl Bee certainly was a (wet) kisser! Boy, I miss those now.    I'm so up for some wet Sibe kisses, how about you?   "I know you will wipe some away but these paw prints are here to stay. So keep them forever and you'll see What a treasure one day they'll be. They are a very special I love woo Sent with love from me to you." ~(edited) Unknown       Join Us!      Come join us each week and share your fave Memory Lane pics from yesteryear or yesterday!  Simply grab our badge, be sure to link to us, join the linky list  below so others can come and visit your blog,  and have some fun joining in our weekly Flashback Friday Blog Hop!  Link open all week!         Back to our Home Page and O