Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's Our 2nd Blogiversary! To Celebrate, Let's Talk Teeth!

Today is a special day's our second Blogiversary! Wow! Time sure does fly when we are having fun! First up, the kids and I want to thank all of our Bloggerville, Facebook, and Twitter friends, both two-and four-legged, who read, follow, and share our blog! You guys are great, and it is so wonderful to be part of this amazing pet community! I enjoy reading your comments and visiting your blogs and reading about your beautiful furkids as well. It's a connection I hope we will share and enjoy for many years to come! 

For today's topic, let's talk about teeth (just like I did for my very first blog post two years ago)! February is National Pet Dental Health Month and veterinarians may visit Pets Need Dental Care, Too site and order a free Pet Health Campaign Kit that includes reminder cards, oral health pet guides, and giveaways, so be sure to share the link with your vet! 

While we should tend to our pet's dental health all year long, this month is a very good time to review our pet's dental health regime. 
  • Do you brush your pet's teeth?
  • Do you do frequent checks of your dog's mouth?
  • Do you give your dog dental treats or bones to chew on?  
  • Do you have your vet check their teeth during visits?
Here is a great video from the American Veterinary Medical Association with tips on brushing pets' teeth and how to detect any signs of dental issues or gum disease.

Now, it's brushing time for the FiveSibes™! While there are several types of "brushing," including soft finger brushes (our choice), traditional pet toothbrushes, and dental cleansing pads, it's important to tend to our pet's oral health. There are also a variety of flavors of toothpaste to choose from. Our Sibes' favorite - mint!

 Ready, Kids??? Time to brush!

Tasting the toothpaste!

Open up and say, "ahhhhh..."

Yummy minty flavor.

 Don't forget to check the gums!

Sibe smiles, everypup!

Flash those pearly whites!

And keep smiling and brushing!


  1. Wow, mom says thanks for the info on the importance of dental care. She told us that she doesn't want us to need false teeth like hers!

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  2. Happy Blogiversary and thank you for the great post.:) We love those pearly whites.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  3. Happy 2nd Blog anniversary and a great post. We recently started brushing the hounds teeth. Amiee loves it but the others not so much. I just recently gave them Bully sticks for the first time. I was major impressed with how these took the tarter off their teeth. Especially the back ones. They know get one bully stick a week and it has done wonders for their teeth and gums. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  4. Thanks for reminding me!!!

  5. Wow, congrats on your 2 year blogiversary! Isn't Blogville the most wonderful place ever?!? We've had a lot of fun together. Great info about the teeth. I get mine brushed with chicken flavored paste and Mom uses PlaqClnz too. Great pix of all of your pearly whites! :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  6. Because Sissy is allergic to corn, beef, chicken, venision, pork... I need to get back on the task of trying to find a pet toothpaste she can use... Thanks for the reminder.


    Ernie and I BOTH get our teefs brushed with CHICKEN Flavored Teefs paste. We LIKE it. AND we use PlaqClnz TOO. THAT stuffs is grrrreat.

  8. Happy 2nd Blogiversary!! Thanks for the reminder to brush Fred and Glorias teeth!

  9. Hey....Hap-Pee Blogiversary!!!! After lookin at your pearly whites, I think I need to go to the dentist!

  10. Happy Blogaveersary - you have a great blog, always so informative, like today. Mom keeps trying to brush our teeth, but we can't say we like it very much.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Happy blogoversary to all of you!

    I have to tell you that my mom person has neglected my dental care, but after reading this post, she says she is going to get me a brush & some past tomorrow...I'm not sure how I feel about that, but I guess if it keeps me healthy then that's a good thing.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  12. Happy Blogoversary #2! :D

    Y'all do have such very white smiles :)

    Hurray for healthy teeth! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  13. Happy blogiversary huskerboos!!!!

    RA, Isis & Nanuk

  14. happy anniversary to you all!
    we love to read from you every day.
    wish you fun in many,many more years of blogging.
    we hope,that chloes snooty feels better.
    have a wonderfull weekend
    sam and buddy and mommy anni

  15. Hi! Love reading your blog, and just wanted to let you know I've given you the Versatile Blogger Award! Check out my February 23rd blog for more details!

  16. I use a bath glove to brush my dogs teeth, then wash it and micro it for 30 seconds to kill any bacteria...They like it better then anything else

  17. Happy Blogoversary! We hope to share you insight, wisdom and adventures for years to come.

    Thanks for the important dental health care reminder. Not only is it vital to prevent decay, tooth loss, and gum disease but mouth bacterias are also linked to heart illness as well.

  18. Happy Blogaversary! I always do a dental check but have never brushed...maybe I should look into this!

  19. Happy Blogaversary

    Stop on by for a visit

  20. OOOH!! Happy Blogaversary guys!! :)

    Loving those pearly whites - great for the camera!!

    Have a fun day

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  21. Look at all those pearly white Sibe smiles! Beawootiful!

    We don't brush daily, but we have plenty of good stuff to chew on. Mom checks our toofers & gums all the time. Our vet thinks our toofers & gums look great!

    thanks fur the great info - we were surprized woo pups like mint best - we thought the chicken flavored paste sounded good!

    jack & moo

  22. Happy 2nd Blogversary! Sorry we are so late.
    Love the advice about teethies and all the great photos. You make great models! We have never sen finger brushes.
    Big nose pokes
    The Thugletsx