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Congrats to our latest contest winners @cbarghout and @olidoodle1! Glad you’re enjoying the treats!
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Thank you @bernardandkitty and @swei22 ... @olidoodle1 LOVES the fish skin ❤️ #imorderingmore
Chinese New Year is on Februrary 16 and it's the Year of the Dog! Did you know that whole fish is served as part of a  traditional feast, symbolizing prosperity and abundance? Celebrate your pup's year with a healthy single-ingredient fish treat like Polkadog Bakery Haddock strips or True North Salmon Jerky, available at Bernardandkitty.com! ⠀
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Don’t have plans for Valentine’s Day? Why not spend it with your fur baby?⠀ There are lots of fun activities you and pup can do together for Valentine’s Day. How about Netflix and chew? You watch the Netflix, and your pup gets a new bone. You could get some fresh air on a hike, maybe on a double dog date?⠀
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Book your dog at a doggy spa for a day of pampering, or plan a date at a local doggy play centre or pup café, like Leslieville’s Tom & Sawyer that serve food for pups and their humans too!⠀
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Bring home a healthy Valentine's treat, like Polkadog Bakery’s Haddock strips, sustainably sourced from Nova Scotia. You can conveniently order these treats and many others from Bernardandkitty.com and have them delivered to your home!⠀
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So why not make your fur baby your Valentine’s Day date! Pick something special for you to do together and you’ll both have a love-filled Valentine’s Day. Read the full post at bernardandkitty.com
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Some types of animals will be more likely to have aggressive dental disease: Toy breed dogs such as Yorkshire terriers or chihuahuas have a strong genetic predisposition to dental disease and can have extensive disease at a very young age.  Boxers and mastiff-type breeds are prone to developing benign oral tumors that are driven by bacteria on their teeth. These tumors do not spread outside the mouth, but they create pockets that lead to secondary dental disease.⠀
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Cats can be infected with several viruses that leave their immune systems compromised and allow dental infection to spread rapidly. Animals with Diabetes need you to pay extra attention to their oral health, as dental disease makes diabetes more difficult to control. Any dog breeds with flat faces such as pugs, boxers, or bulldogs, will have crowded teeth that collect food debris and bacteria. Read the full article in the link on our bio. ⠀
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When do I need to start dental care? The best thing that you can do for your fur baby is to start dental care early. The ideal time is when they are a puppy or kitten. Their baby teeth are going to fall out, but introducing toothbrushing and mouth handling sets the stage for lifelong care. Have you missed that chance and already have an older animal? You can still teach them! You just need to be more patient and recognize that the training may take longer. February is Pet Dental Health Month! Read our full article by Jennifer Deekes, RVT and dental health enthusiast at the link in bio. ⠀
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Part 2 of #PetDentalHealth Month article: Why is it important to take care of my dog or cat's teeth?⠀
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Aside from the unpleasant smell, dental infection releases bacteria into the bloodstream and may place a burden on vital organs like the heart, kidneys, and liver.  Animals are unlikely to show signs of oral pain the way we would expect them to. It’s very rare for them to cry, drool, or stop eating – even with very severe disease or bad injuries. If any of these signs appear, they should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. Read the full article at the link in bio. ⠀
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February is #PetDentalHealth month and we’ve got a new article on periodontal disease by Jennifer Deekes, RVT. ⠀
When we talk about dental disease in pets, it's generally “periodontal disease,” which damages the bone and ligaments that hold teeth in place. Periodontal disease starts as sticky, plaque bacteria on teeth that can best be described as how your mouth feels in the morning before you brush your teeth. If you don't remove the bacteria, it begins to bind with calcium in your dog or cat’s saliva and then hardens into brown or yellow tartar. This forms a rough surface that invites more bacterial growth and irritates the soft tissues, which pull away and create pockets that give even more bacteria a place to live. This leads to the loss of supporting bone of the tooth sockets and teeth fall out. ⠀
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Bad breath is a warning sign that this process is happening. If you have noticed excessive odor, loose or missing teeth, or changes in how your fur baby eats, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. ⠀Read the full article in the link on the bio!
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It’s another contest winner post, and look at how cute @logan_unleashed is with his prize pack! Congrats on winning the New Year, New You contest! Bernard and Kitty is dedicated to educating pet parents on the best choices in pet care, health and nutrition. We love sharing our message of healthy living with all of our pet families!  #Repost @logan_unleashed with @get_repost
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Winner winner haddock dinner. Thanks @bernardandkitty for the yummy prize pack!
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Congratulations @olidoodle1, you’ve won our Sweater contest with this sweet pic! Your prize pack includes NRG True North Salmon Skin and Sweet Potato jerky, Polkadog Bakery Haddock strips and The Honest Kitchen instant bone broth! All are incredibly yummy and healthy for both dogs and cats, and available for sale at BernardandKitty.com! #bernardandkitty
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Happy Groundhog Day and Sweater Day! Here in Ontario, Wiarton Willy predicts 6 more weeks of winter, so stay warm, friends!  It’s the last day to enter our Sweater contest, and it doesn't have to be ugly! In honour of National Sweater Day today, you could win a $60 prize pack of treats that are sustainably sourced in Canada and are great for your fur baby’s coat! How to enter: ⠀
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1. Post a photo of your pupper or kitty in his favourite sweater!⠀
2. Tag us @bernardandkitty in your post ⠀
3. Tag a dog or cat friend! We’ll announce the winner on Feb 3! ⠀
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Contest is open to Canadians over the age of majority, until midnight EST Feb 2. By entering the contest, you agree to allow Bernard and Kitty use of your cat or dog's photo for promotional purposes, as posted on Instagram. ⠀
On National Sweater Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear sweaters and turn down the thermostat and think about ways to lower our energy consumption. Take the opportunity to spark dialogue with your friends and family about ways to help the environment!⠀
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How do you make sure your kids and your dog have a strong, healthy bond? Teach your children to be kind and give dogs the space they need. Read our post at bernardandkitty.com for more tips! ⠀Photo credit: @mrparfitt ⠀
And don't forget to enter our Sweater contest: In honour of National Sweater Day on Feb 2, win a $60 prize pack of treats that are sustainably sourced in Canada and are great for your fur baby’s coat!  How to enter: ⠀
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1. Post a photo of your pupper or kitty in her favourite sweater!⠀
2. Tag us @bernardandkitty in your post ⠀
3. Tag a dog or cat friend! We’ll announce the winner on Feb 3! ⠀
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Contest is open to Canadians over the age of majority, until midnight EST on Feb 2. By entering the contest, you agree to allow Bernard and Kitty use of your cat or dog's photo for promotional purposes, as posted on Instagram. On National Sweater Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear sweaters and turn down the thermostat and think about ways to lower our energy consumption. Take the opportunity to spark dialogue with your friends and family about ways to help the environment!⠀
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Help children interact safely with unfamiliar dogs: When children see unfamiliar dogs, they sometimes try to interact with them like their family pet. This can lead to defensive reactions and children getting hurt. You need to show children how to approach a new dog, by asking the owner if it’s okay to pet their dog. If the owner gives permission, children should let the dog approach them and sniff their hand before proceeding with gentle pets. Read our post on bernardandkitty.com⠀
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Have you heard about our sweater contest? In honour of National Sweater Day on Feb 2, win a $60 prize pack of treats that are sustainably sourced in Canada and are great for your fur baby’s coat!  How to enter: ⠀
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1. Post a photo of your kitty or pupper in his favourite sweater!⠀
2. Tag us @bernardandkitty in your post ⠀
3. Tag a dog or cat friend! That's it! We’ll announce the winner on Feb 3! ⠀
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Contest is open to Canadians over the age of majority, until midnight EST on Feb 2. By entering the contest, you agree to allow Bernard and Kitty use of your cat or dog's photo for promotional purposes, as posted on Instagram. On National Sweater Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear sweaters and turn down the thermostat and think about ways to lower our energy consumption. Take the opportunity to spark dialogue with your friends and family about ways to help the environment!⠀
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