Elephants are a popular topic in the news, with stories about their endangered status, the battle to save them from poachers, and the need for better conservation efforts. In addition to these stories, there are also articles about the unique behaviors and characteristics of elephants, such as their intelligence, their complex social interactions, and their reliance on their huge family groups. Videos of elephants in the wild, and in captivity, provide a unique perspective on these gentle giants. Here are some of the latest news stories, articles, and videos about elephants. 1. "The fight to save the world's elephants: How poaching, habitat loss and conflict threaten the species" - The Guardian 2. "Elephants Have a Complex Language That We May Never Understand" - National Geographic 3. "The Surprising Intelligence of Elephants" - BBC 4. "The Elephant Whisperer: A Conservationist's Life Among the African Elephants" - The New York Times 5. "Elephant Facts: 10 Things You Should Know" - WWF 6. "Video: Elephants Show Compassion Toward Injured Baby Elephant" - CBS News 7. "
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A lot of times when we get a dog or cat, we don’t think about their teeth until it’s too late. Keeping your pets’ teeth clean is as important to your pet’s overall heath as nutrition, proper exercise and for some pets, routine grooming. Keep an eye on your pet’s teeth. Look at the regularly to avoid dental disease. To check your pet’s teeth, lift the lips all around the mouth, look at the front and back teeth as closely as possible. To start with, there are three kinds of dental debris: Food particles Plaque Tartar (calculus) Food particles are easy to remove. Just drinking water can eliminate most of the free-floating fragments from around a dog’s teeth. But plaque and tartar are different. Plaque is the sticky biofilm that adheres tightly to every tooth surface. It requires physical scrubbing to remove it. Once cleaned away, plaque returns again within just 24 hours. Left along the gumline long enough, plaque slowly and inevitably turns into a rock-hard, barnacle-like crust referred to as calculus and more commonly called tartar. Plaque is what you remove with your toothbrush. Tartar is the hard stuff your dentist scrapes away when you get your teeth cleaned. Once plaque builds up on the teeth, it turns into tartar or calculus. Bacteria grows in these areas and eats away at the teeth and gums. The bacterial can get into the blood stream and affect the heart and kidneys. If you find the following, you may need to contact your Vet: Bad breath, reluctance to chew/crying out when chewing, increased salivation, red and/or puffy gums, bleeding gums, tartar/calculus (hard coating on teeth that is usually brown or yellow; results from plaque build-up), missing and/or loose teeth, anything else about the mouth that appears unusual. There are several things you can do to help keep your pet’s teeth in... Read More