Dog Teeth Trouble During Adopt a Pet Month


How near and dear is pet adoption to your heart? We are so determined to help get the word out about dogs in need, Fidose of Reality has formed Wigglebutt Warriors. For those unfamiliar, Wigglebutt Warriors we are crusading to save dogs’ lives, plain and simple. We also crusading to save dog teeth during Adopt a Pet Month: Read on…

People have asked me why I am spending my time with Wigglebutt Warriors. The answer is simple: Dogs need us. I know people who love dogs and want to help dogs. I have a big voice and a pretty darned big heart. I’ve devoted my life to a career in the pet industry, and I can’t sit idly by while dogs are dumped, abused, abandoned, and discarded like trash. I wish super hero dogs could just swoop down and rescue them all – taking them out of every shelter and unwanted home and into the loving forever homes they deserve. So while I am not a super hero, my dog is. Zoe is. Any dog that I ever share my life with is a super hero. Any dog you share your life with is a super hero, too. They are ALL Wigglebutt Warriors: No matter their age, breed, or size. They all pretty much save us from ourselves, right? They give so much life and ask for so little in return.

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Well, I am not the only one with a big voice, as BlogPaws is celebrating Adopt a Pet Month. Helping a pet does not necessarily mean you have to adopt, but it really helps keep the numbers to a minimum of loving pets who are needlessly euthanized every day. You can cyber foster a pet, send $10 now and then to a shelter or rescue you love, or maybe volunteer in one of a variety of ways to help get homeless pets placed.

Help Freddy’s Teeth

What’s that all about, you ask? Freddy is a Cocker Spaniel who someone tied to a dog house 24/7  because he was no longer wanted – as part of a divorce. He cried for attention. A concerned neighbor has got the owner to agree to give him up. He is 8 years young. Until he finds his forever home, my pal Nancy Height helps out with his temporary fostering as do his regular foster parents. He is going in for a dental appointment because several of his teeth need to be pulled. Imagine if you never got your teeth brushed: Not a pleasant feeling with years of neglect, right? If you are interested in helping Freddy, my friend Nancy can be reached at  Here is the total scoop on Freddy (note: No graphic photos, and he is alive, he was saved but needs a forever home).


Help Dogs – Infographic Style

Well, the folks at BlogPaws have done it again: They tell a story with words, yes, but this time they also have a very startling infographic for Adopt a Pet Month to check out. What struck us most is the sheer number of pets that are euthanized because there isn’t enough space for them at a shelter nor someone to take them in. We don’t want to depress our readers, but Fidose of Reality tells it like it is: Reality is our mantra and in our name, after all. Please do what you can and at the very least, can you share this post around? If one person is moved to help a pet in need, it is oh so worth it, yes? Many wags and thanks!

BlogPaws Adopt a Pet Month Infographic: October 2013BlogPaws

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  1. i have problems lately w/ my 3 and 4 yr old min. schnauzers. much to my dismay my vet who i have been seeing for over 10 yrs for 3 dogs, very expensive vet, did not tell me that my 3 yrs old at 2 had dental disease. she had written on her records but failed to tell me. when i took her in b/c her front tooth was lose, she said it was bad, needed to pull abt 10 teeth. i was mad. i stayed up til the wee hrs of the am looking for a dental specialist. the nc state dental vet was out of country til 10-30. so i went to see dr. banker at sedgefield animal hospital in greensboro, nc. he started the dental program at the vet school and has formulated dental products for dogs. he started working w/ a human vet over 30 yrs ago to see if he could do the same on dogs. he said you cant go solely by looking at the teeth, or gums, if there is no tartar and the gums are pink, the dog could still have dental disease, you also need to probe the gums, which my vet did not do. she told me both of the girls teeth looked good. he also does not go solely by xrays. he did root planing, gum graphs, etc. only pulled 3 back teeth. but still may have to have some front teeth if graphs not work. i am so mad at my vet, not going back anymore. just this yr alone i have spent over 10k there and this is the service i get. no more. there have been other problems recently which have made me mad as well. so i am driving 3 hrs every wk to see this vet for my girls teeth checkups. people drive from many states just to have him work on their dogs’ teeth. the office staff is wonderful. there are so many things they are doing now. working on implants, root canals, crowns, braces, supports, etc.

    1. So true, Sandy – veterinary care has come very far, and that includes dental care for sure. I am glad you found a good vet, too – we have a gem of a veterinarian for Dexter and drive far for him, too.

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