Health & Welfare

4oz Maxi/Guard Oral Cleaning Gel
maxiguard
My favorite product for daily brushing dog's teeth, by Addison Biological Lab Inc. From Google Shopping search. Flavorless dentifrice makes it EASIER to train your dog to be still, minimizes licking and allows you to do a more efficient job of cleaning.

8oz Clenz-a-dent Chlorhexidine Rinse
clenz-a-dent
Clenz-a-dent with Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.13% and Zinc, made by Sogeval. I keep it on hand for the occassional sign of infection and for application immediately after a dental scaling.

Do NOT follow the manufacturer's directions. Use only as needed, where needed. Prolonged, continual use will yellow the teeth.

Be sure that you don't order the Rinse and WATER ADDITIVE by mistake.

I no longer reccommend Dentahex (VET, Vetoquinol) because they added alcohol to their formula.


My favorite toothbrush for most dogs
CET toothbrush
The Virbac CET small dog (and cat) toothbrush. I don't recommend buying the kits with paste because the toothpaste is flavored, which encourages excessive licking. Available from Google Shopping. Not to be confused with bulky finger brushes or dual ended brushes. For micro mini dogs (like tiny Chihuahuas) I like to use foam dental swabs or applicators.

Dremel 12v Lithium Ion Cordless Rotary Tool (8220)

Highest quality nail grinder on the market. From Google Shopping search.

Veterinary Service Referrals
Don't confuse smarmy bedside manner and fancy waiting rooms with ethical veterinary practices or quality medical treatment! These vets are more more like old-time family physicians. Sensible and no-nonsense, unlike profit oriented chains like VCA.

Dr. Steve Egri
Harbor Veterinary Services
303 Harbor Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-3665

Dr. John Fitzpatrick
Guerneville Veterinary Clinic
16338 First St. Guerneville, CA 95446
(707) 869-0688

Rabies Challenge Fund/Study

The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust will determine the duration of immunity conveyed by rabies vaccine. The goal is to extend the required interval for rabies boosters to 5 and then to 7 years.

All Pets Dental
All Pets Dental is the website of Dr. Jan Bellows. I LOVE this guy! It is rare for a vet to make such a supreme effort to provide valuable education for the public. Of course my favorite part is his strong argument for brushing pet's teeth daily!

Breeders Veterinary Services
Breeder Veterinary Services offers clinics at dog shows in CA for microchipping and OFA screening, etc.

Animal Welfare


National Animal Interest Alliance
The mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners.

American Kennel Club

AKC: Oodles of resources for dog owners and future dog owners.

Debarking Can Save Your Dog's Life
Excellent article by Sheltie expert, Charlotte McGowan.

The Big Lie Revisited
Pet Over-Population Mythology & Propaganda

Article by Ron Cole, vice president of the San Francisco Dog Training Club

Pet Legislation

The Animal Council
The Animal Council monitors selected federal, state and local legislation and regulation affecting the rights and interests of animal owners and welfare of animals.

NAIA Trust
The NAIA Trust promotes responsible animal care and ownership and reasonable laws, policies and regulations to protect animals and the people who care for them.

American Kennel Club

AKC: Helpful government relations resources and legislation alerts for responsible pet owners.