The dog lady is in Italy this week! I don’t think I’ll be able to post from there, but I will take lots of pictures if I run into any Italian Greyhounds or Neapolitan Mastiffs and will post them next week. I’ve got posts lined up for this week, so you shouldn’t miss me too […]
From left: Beth Viney, PuppyUp Madison co-chair; Dr. Neil Christensen; Dr. Kai Shiu, PuppyUp Madison co-chair; and Ginger Morgan, Executive Director of the PuppyUp Foundation.
Daily Herald Readers Choose Page's Healthy Paws
Wauconda, IL, June 17, 2015 –(PR.com)– Page's Healthy Paws is thrilled to announce that they have been selected as the Number One “Best Pet Food/Supply Store” in the 2015 Daily Herald 2015 Readers' Choice “Best of the Best” Awards. Owner Jody …
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Examining the Recurring Waves of Success for the “Hip & Joint Revita Chews …
The difference in the case of the Revita Chew is incredible: it is a soft chew tablet which tastes like duck or chicken, transforming the health supplement into a tasty treat for your dog, without causing any hazards to her/his teeth. Great for hip …
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How often should you brush your dog's teeth?
Left untreated, gum disease can lead to issues with your dog's kidneys, liver, heart or brain. However, brushing your dog's teeth regularly can help prevent this. The ASPCA says that ideally, owners should brush their dog's teeth daily. However, as …
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Stars from the worlds of sports and song stepped up to the plate to help pitch the option of pet adoption as they threw out the honorary first pitches at the 11th annual Dog Days of Summer game,…
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The California Dental Hygienists’ Association Applauds ?Dear Abby? for Confirming the Importance of a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP)
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB)
June 24, 2015
?Dear Abby? confirms importance of an RDHAP to care for those with special needs.
On May 30 (San Francisco Chronicle), Dear Abby answered a letter from a concerned daughter regarding her mothers? oral health care needs while battling Alzheimer?s. (http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Dear-Abby-Nursing-home-residents-often-lack-6295372.php) Abby?s response explained the role of the dental hygienist as the provider for such patients. Individual states determine the scope of practice for their providers. Here in California, it is the Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice, or RDHAP, as the primary provider for patients? with special needs, such as this writer’s mother. ?Too often, the oral healthcare needs of the homebound and special needs patients are not addressed,? states California Dental Hygienists? Association (CDHA) President Lygia Jolley, RDH, BA. ?Many caregivers are unaware of the RDHAP profession and the services that they can provide,? she adds. ?Abby? goes on to detail the work hygienists? can do in such settings, and discusses the change in workforce models currently taking place in many states to further expand this needed oral care.
Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAPs) are licensed in the State of California as dental hygiene professionals who specialize in treating patients with special needs, including patients with mental or physical disabilities whose health conditions limit their abilities to access quality preventive and periodontal oral hygiene care. They purposely reach out to populations who have difficulty accessing care within a traditional dental office. ?The RDHAP provides patients the same type of professional preventive care they would receive in a dental office but allows patients to receive this care conveniently in their own homes,? states Jolley.
RDHAPs provide their services for residents of skilled nursing facilities, disabled individuals, homebound elderly, pregnant women, and children in school settings. For those loved ones and family members living in a long-term care facility or homebound due to age or illness, oral health care contributes to overall health and well-being. With their own mobile units, RDHAP?s bring care to those who may not otherwise receive any type of dental care.
Be sure to include an RDHAP within your provider team, when you are considering services and care. To find an RDHAP in your area, visit the CDHA website at http://www.CDHA.org/RDHAP directory, or email: info(at)cdha(dot)org.
The California Dental Hygienists? Association (CDHA) is the authoritative voice of the state?s dental hygiene profession. The organization was established 30 years ago when two regional associations merged to form a unified professional group. CDHA represents thousands of dental hygienists.
When you live with a Golden, you get very accustomed to fur tumbleweeds skittering across the floor, wet footprints marking the tile, and a standing order for lint rollers. It just comes with the territory.
I’ve also become somewhat of a connoisseur of brushes; brushes for removing undercoats, for dematting, for general purpose grooming. So when I was sent an unassuming Groom Genie to test out, I figured, “here we go, another one for the grooming bin.” Then I tried it.
I don’t know what wizardry went into its construction, but this little brush is the bomb. Its handleless shape is meant to mimic you stroking your dog or cat, adding to its calming properties, but the real genius is in its bristles. Its bristles are different heights and have enough give so that it works by detangling without pulling. Brody leans into it and does that happy “hrrrmmm mmmmm hmmmm” groan when we pull it through his fur, even the long feathers that tend to get tangled.
My initial response was to run it through my daughter’s tangly hair, but before I could do that they also sent me a Knot Genie (the human version) to try out. My sister and I took turns grooming each other like ecstatic chimpanzees before declaring both of them the bees knees. It was the only brush that could detangle my mom’s hair without hurting her after 10 days of being unable to touch it due to her surgery, and for that alone I say, THIS ROCKS.
The Neat Treat is a Duo
The Paw Sponge is part two. Do you ever do that thing during rainy season where you have to cordon off the back door and tackle the dog, trying your best to wipe all the mud from between his toes with a dishtowel before he goes prancing over the carpet? Or those little wipes that only slick the mud around?
The Paw Sponge is an elegant solution: a mitten-like sponge that slips over the paw. Squeeze, twist, clean. I’ve also started recommending them for dogs with pododermatitis who need regular cleanings with diluted chlorhexidine or other medicated shampoos. This is one of those “Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” dog devices.
Between the Groom Genie and the Paw Sponge, the Neat Treat package will keep your pup looking his finest for all those summer parties. Yours FREE for all those generous All Dogs Go to Kevin preorders.
The Neat Treats are limited quantity, and only available until July 14th- so if you want one, grab one fast!
How to Claim a Neat Treat
1. Preorder 2 copies of All Dogs Go to Kevin (if you want them signed, get them from Warwicks)
2. Head over to the Treats Page and select “Neat Treat”
3. Follow the instructions, including proof of purchase for 2 books
4. We’ll follow up in the coming weeks to confirm the order!
Costa Rica: President adds a piglet to the palace
Daniela can rest easy now that she's a presidential piglet – Mr Solis says she won't end up on the dinner table, but instead will be "the first pet of the republic". He likened the piglet to US President Barack Obama's pets, and the turkey that is …
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Ex-squeeze's book puts Hef in wringer
In exchange for "free" room and board, a leased new car and a $ 1,000 weekly clothing and grooming allowance, Holly, as well as a rotating roster of six other girlfriends, lived in the stately but "neglected" mansion with old, pet-stained carpet as kept …
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Pet insurance is gamble in changing market
The North American Pet Health Insurance Association estimates Americans will spend more than $ 15 billion on veterinary bills this a year, yet have been most reluctant to jump into the pet insurance market. The reason: conflicting opinions about when …
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