Jill Rappaport

Ask the Vet: Learn about doggie dental care, 'eye staining' and more

May 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM ET

Video: TODAY animal advocate Jill Rappaport and veterinarian Brett Levitzke tackle common health concerns about dogs, including how to keep their teeth and ears clean.

I'm very excited to introduce you to a new segment we're launching on TODAY called "Ask the Vet." As the mother of five rescues, I've learned to become quite educated on everything from relatively minor problems like ear infections to, sadly, cancer.

In this first installment, Dr. Brett Levitzke discusses common pet issues with me, like dental care, and demonstrates the right way to brush your pet's teeth. You'll also learn how to diagnose and treat ear infections, and how to address a condition that effects countless doggies: "eye staining." In most cases it's just an annoying cosmetic problem — but it can be more serious. Now you can learn how to determine the difference.

I hope this segment will teach you how to make our fur angels the happiest, healthiest they can be!

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