Four Stages of Periodontal Disease - Have your pet's mouth checked by a veterinarian 1-2 times per year to prevent dental disease from developing. You can add year to their lives with regular dental cleanings.
It is essential to your pet's health to get regular check ups at the vet- check this out to see why! Note: this was a post from a clinic in New York, but California requires all dogs to be rabies vaccinated regularly- check with your vet to see what schedule your pet should be on. www.SPCAmc.org
American Animal Hospital Association Pet First Aid - "You SHOULD NOT get on-line during a pet emergency ... always seek veterinary care following first-aid attempts." Know the basics before a tragedy happens. http://www.healthypet.com/PetCare/PetCareArticle.aspx?title=Pet_First_Aid#