Dental care important to pets’ overall health.


By Lorna Hart - lhart@civitasmedia.com



This is Brisk, a 1-year-old black lab. She is a very sweet girl and walks well on a leash. Brisk likes other dogs and really wants her forever home.


This is Chevy, a black and white 4-year-old Bassett, is full of love. He enjoys slow walks and comfortable couches and is looking for someone who will share their home and heart with him.


This male Great Pyrenees was found in the drop kennel at the Shelter. He is a very sweet boy and needs a home as soon as possible.


POMEROY — The Meigs County Dog Shelter, currently located at 41790 Fairgrounds Lane in Pomeroy, is a rescue-friendly facility. The adoption fee is $90 for adult dogs and includes first shot, rabies vaccine, spay/neuter and dog license. The fee for puppy adoptions is $100 and includes the spay/neuter fee; a contact is required for puppies not old enough to undergo the procedure at the time of adoption. When the puppy is old enough, they can be taken to the shelter’s local vet. First shot, rabies and dog license are included in the adoption fee.There is a $10 fee per dog to cover the cost of initial vaccine and wormer.

Shelter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. Appointments to visit the shelter can be arranged by contacting Coleen Murphy, Dog Warden or Dee Cummins, assistant dog warden, at 740-992-3779. Leave a message if no one answers, they are often away on rescue missions.

Visit their Facebook page to view the dogs available for adoption and to read some of their success stories.

POMEROY — February was National Pet Dental Health Month and the American Veterinary Medical Association used the month to bring awareness to the potential health risks caused by periodontal disease.

The most common clinical condition in cats and dogs — periodontal disease — is completely preventable.

According to Katie Mace, a staff member at Ohio Valley Animal Clinic in Pomeroy, gum disease doesn’t affect just the mouth, it can also damage major organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys.

“Studies have shown that dogs with severe periodontal disease can have oral bacteria enter their bloodstream and cause microscopic damage to their major organs. Over time, the damage adds up and can mean a shortened life with more severe illness for your pet.”

Veterinarians recommend if you’re smelling bad breath or seeing red gums, it is definitely time for a cleaning and oral check up. Bad breath in dogs and cats isn’t natural, unless they just shared your “everything” pizza.

Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.

This is Brisk, a 1-year-old black lab. She is a very sweet girl and walks well on a leash. Brisk likes other dogs and really wants her forever home.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Brisk.jpgThis is Brisk, a 1-year-old black lab. She is a very sweet girl and walks well on a leash. Brisk likes other dogs and really wants her forever home.

This is Chevy, a black and white 4-year-old Bassett, is full of love. He enjoys slow walks and comfortable couches and is looking for someone who will share their home and heart with him.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Chevy.jpgThis is Chevy, a black and white 4-year-old Bassett, is full of love. He enjoys slow walks and comfortable couches and is looking for someone who will share their home and heart with him.

This male Great Pyrenees was found in the drop kennel at the Shelter. He is a very sweet boy and needs a home as soon as possible.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Great-Pyranees.jpgThis male Great Pyrenees was found in the drop kennel at the Shelter. He is a very sweet boy and needs a home as soon as possible.

By Lorna Hart

lhart@civitasmedia.com

POMEROY — The Meigs County Dog Shelter, currently located at 41790 Fairgrounds Lane in Pomeroy, is a rescue-friendly facility. The adoption fee is $90 for adult dogs and includes first shot, rabies vaccine, spay/neuter and dog license. The fee for puppy adoptions is $100 and includes the spay/neuter fee; a contact is required for puppies not old enough to undergo the procedure at the time of adoption. When the puppy is old enough, they can be taken to the shelter’s local vet. First shot, rabies and dog license are included in the adoption fee.There is a $10 fee per dog to cover the cost of initial vaccine and wormer.

Shelter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. Appointments to visit the shelter can be arranged by contacting Coleen Murphy, Dog Warden or Dee Cummins, assistant dog warden, at 740-992-3779. Leave a message if no one answers, they are often away on rescue missions.

Visit their Facebook page to view the dogs available for adoption and to read some of their success stories.

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