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So, what is the big deal with dogs eating carbohydrates?

A lot! Dogs do not need to eat carbohydrates to live. I find myself feeding my dog, Cashew, foods that have some carbohydrate. Each time, I feel guilty because I know what potatoes, corn, wheat, rice, sweet potato, chickpea, and peas do to enrich certain undesirable...

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The mouth as the gateway to a healthy gut microbiome

Every time your dog swallows, they are sending thousands of bacteria, viruses, protists and fungi (microbiome) from the mouth down the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to the stomach. We were always taught that the fate of these microbes is death by stomach acid...turns...

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What you can do for your dog’s dental health

Gum disease is like a 4 legged stool. The legs that drive this disease are as follows: genetics, microbiome, diet and daily hygiene practices. 1.  Diet.  Raw is increasing in popularity and it makes sense for dog's in many ways. The risks of that include that there is...

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National Pet Dental Health Month – Tips & Tricks

National Pet Dental Health month is here – Yay! If we have fuzzy teeth or some food stuck in between teeth, we have the luxury of a toothbrush and floss. But, what if we were physically unable brush our own teeth or to floss? What if we were entirely dependent on our...

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Pre vs Probiotic: The Benefits of Both

The general public has long been familiar with probiotics and their many health benefits for gut health, but a newer and lesser-understood nutritional supplement is prebiotics. Although they are very different in function, they are equally beneficial to human health....

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Intern Series: Catherine Billings

Hi! My name is Catherine Billings and I’m the summer intern at TEEF! I’ve been working here for about a month and a half and I have been blown away by the science behind this product and by how committed the TEEF! team is to revolutionizing oral health. This week I...

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Pet-proofing Your Home for Poisons

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month! This is a perfect time to pay attention to items that may be harming our furry family members. There are many common household toxins that if digested, can result in an emergency visit to the vet. Not only...

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Dog dental chews – Research required

Common knowledge says that dogs need to chew on something in order to remove plaque and tartar from their teeth. It makes sense, right? Much of the same logic is used in human dental care. Brush, scrape, remove. However, an article published by VetStreet named six...

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