Is your pet a patient of Dahl Mobile Veterinary Services? If so, please send a picture for our gallery! Did you know... The most important time to socialize a puppy is between 6 and 14 weeks of age. Puppies and kittens start to lose baby teeth and have adult teeth erupt at 4 months of age. Plaque turns to tartar in 36 hours, this is why teeth brushing should be done at lease one a day. Fees are comparable to those of a vet clinic. Hard chew objects can break your dogs’ teeth, leading to a dental surgery with extractions. Cats prefer to eat food at fresh killed body temperature, not refridgerated temperature. Xylitol, a common sugarless sweetener in some gums and candies can kill dogs. One tylenol can kill a cat (never use Tylenol for any animal). There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes. There are at least 20 species that transmit heartworm. Cats have to eat meat to live (obligate carnivores), but dogs can be vegetarian. Vomiting in dogs and cats is not normal. They do vomit, and some quite frequently, but it is a problem that should be checked out. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will have some dental disease by age 3. Cats do not have a collar bone, and this is one reason why they are so flexible. Fleas can jump 350 times their body length. Would you like to get a painting done of your pet? Check out Beth Pimm’s work!