February is Pet Dental Health Month.
Periodontal disease is one of the most common disease afflicting our four-legged family members. For dogs and cats, it is often overlooked. Periodontal Disease is far more common than heartworm disease, diabetes, hip dysplasia and even skin and ear problems. 80 % of dogs and 70 % of cats have periodontal disease that can lead to bone loss which causes chronic pain. This statistic means that over 8 of every 10 dogs and 7 of every 10 cats are going through their lives with pain that is very hard for their humans to detect. Dental disease can also leads to other health problems as the bacteria can cause damage to the kidneys, liver, lungs and even heart. The mouth is truly the gateway to the rest of the body and pets with healthy mouths live on average 2 years longer than pets with unhealthy mouths. Owners will often complain of their pet’s bad breath but have no idea that the foul odor is a signal that their beloved four legged family member has mouth pain. These pets continue to eat and go about their normal activities, perhaps just sleeping more, which most people just chalk up to getting older.
From special formulas of pet food, toothbrushes, dental water additives, chews and treats — Rainbow has a huge selection of products that help keep your dogs, cats, and small pets’ teeth in tip-top shape! Not sure where to start? Check with your veterinarian for recommendations, then just ask one of Rainbow’s helpful staff members for help selecting the right product for your pet.
Spring is on the way! Just one more month and it will officially be Spring, but we know that Spring is already arriving here in Northern California when the chicks arrive! Rainbow staff has been setting up the brooders, and the “girls” are happily peeping away while waiting to go home with YOU! Learn everything you need to know about starting your own Backyard Flock at Chick Days, on Saturday March 6 at all Rainbow, America’s Country Stores! Come in for savings on all things Poultry.
Spring brings all the green growing things too! Promote that green growth with garden supplies, soil amendments, plant starts, and more from Rainbow’s Garden Department. And, control that exuberant green where you don’t want it, with a Husqvarna or Stihl mower or string trimmer! Whether you need to trim a path around your daisies, or an entire football field, Rainbow has the Outdoor Power Equipment – and the trained staff – to get you mowing in the right direction. From walk-behind mowers to Zero-clearance Ride-ons, battery or traditional power, give Rainbow a call for all your mower, string-trimmer, brush-cutter, weed-whacker needs!
Don’t forget that you can shop online for over 200 of Rainbow’s best-selling products for pets, livestock and supplies. Just click the red “Shop” buttons at the top of the Rainbow website! Make your purchase online, and we will deliver it to your vehicle in about an hour!
Trivia – The January question was, which Rainbow location offers full service bathing and grooming? Of course, the answer is Rainbow Pet, in Hidden Valley Lake. Along with an amazing selection of pet foods and supplies, Rainbow Pet is a unique boutique, and offers full service grooming. Give Rainbow Pet a call at 707 987 1000 to schedule a spa day for your pet! The January winner is Maryly Turner, from Ukiah. She will receive a $15 Rainbow Gift Card!
The February Trivia Question is, Periodontal Disease in pets is more common than …