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How do you talk to a kid about the importance of pet dental care and get them to listen?
As a pet owner smelly pet breath is just one of the perks of owning a pet. (Let be honest though, our cats own us….) Last February we adopted 2 rescue kitties, Frosty and Aura. Even though she helped take care of my mom’s dog (who had pretty gnarly breath at times) while we were living with her, my youngest had yet to be treated to the cat fishy-morning breath.
What better way to help kids understand the importance of pet dental care than scratch and sniff? Not to mention that this book is beyond adorable. The illustrations are colorful and the characters are uber cool.
I impress upon my kids that animals need to brush their teeth just as much as we do. My daughter loves to look for cool dental treats for the cats. She helped me pick out a special toothbrush for them with a flavor she knew our cats would like. She has really gotten into helping care for them.
I knew she would love this book and I was right! Her face lit up as soon as she saw it. So with out further ado, here is her review:
The book was really fun and I learned a lot about taking care of pets. The scratch and sniff was really, really fun even though some was a little smelly. My favorite character was the blue dog, Captain Noodles. He taught the other dog, Queen Esther how to take care of her breath. Tessa, the black dog, helped too. Kitty helps them figure out what kind of tooth paste Queen Esther can choose from, she chooses peppermint. (Our cat Aura likes malt flavor). I think it’s an important book for kids to read so they can learn about how to keep their pets breath from getting ewwww-y and keep them healthy.
-Liv, Age 9
Banfield Pet Hospital® has announced the release of its second children’s book titled “My Very, Very Smelly Breath,” a scratch-and-sniff story written to entertain and educate children on the importance of being a responsible pet owner with an emphasis on maintaining their pet’s dental health. The book, a sequel to the 2014 release “My Very, Very Busy Day,” follows the journey of dog protagonist Queen Esther as she learns she has very, very smelly breath, and her furry companions Captain Noodles and Kitty who help her find an easy solution to a healthy mouth. Along the way, families will learn fun and educational ways to involve kids in healthy pet dental habits such as brushing their pet’s teeth (which should always be done by an adult), providing healthy dental treats and scheduling regular visits to the veterinarian for recommendations on the best care specific to your pet.
To further spread awareness about pet dental health, Banfield is partnering with actress, co-host of “The View,” New York Times bestselling author, and star of the upcoming Netflix series “Fuller House,” Candace Cameron Bure. In addition to being a veterinarian in her role as DJ Tanner, Bure is a pet owner in real life, and understands the importance of pet dental care. “My dog Boris’ health is extremely important to me, and dental care is a big component of that,” said Bure. “By working with Banfield Pet Hospital I’ve been able to find new ways to get the whole family involved in Boris’ dental care—from brushing and providing treats to regularly seeing the veterinarian!”
One of Banfield’s core philosophies is ensuring all patients receive the preventive care they need, including proper vaccines, dental care, parasite control (i.e. heartworm, flea and tick control), good nutrition and behavior training. As February marks National Pet Dental Health Month, this book helps explore the importance of pet dental care with an engaging, colorful and interactive scratch-and-sniff approach.
For more information and some awesome printables to go along with the book visit: www.myveryverysmellybreath.com