Say Bacon! Smiling Dogs and Cats

In honor of Pet Dental Health Month, we present the toothiest grins from your favorite furballs

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OLIVER

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What a clown! Stephanie Cahn says her pooch Ollie likes to walk on two feet and jump up and down. “He wakes you up with kisses–a great start to the day!”

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BENSON

BENSON

Charm that oozes. Benson is a retriever stuck in a Shih Tzu body, says mom Jennifer Holtzhouse-Maynard. “He loves to play fetch for hours and can even catch a Frisbee mid-air.”

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ABBEY

ABBEY

Flash those pearly whites! Jennifer Reedy says that Abbey smiles most when she is getting into trouble. She knows something…

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COOPER

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Cooper speaks your language! On the way to the park, mom Karen Luther (alldogboots) asked pooch Cooper if he was happy. His answer? He smiled!

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LUCY

LUCY

Good dental health is good for your heart! Alvin Mangosing’s 4-year-old Pit Bull Lucy (or Lucy-Fur when she’s bad!) proves she can keep a level head, especially when treats are involved.

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EDDY

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With a wink and a smile? Joanna Kelley calls Eddy “the most loving dog I have ever met.” Kelley says she asked him to smile, and he stuck his tongue out and winked!

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SAMSON TSUNAMI

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“Samson is quite a character,” says Amy Kidwell. Just in case you couldn’t tell from the picture.

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DESTINY

DESTINY

Put on a happy face! Destiny loves to get dressed up, says Joyce Hayes. When she sees me with one of her dresses or costumes she starts wagging her tail and smiling.”

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DILLON

DILLON

We think the French call this jolie-laide. Bobbie Jean Ellsworth rescued Dillon from a puppy mill, and Dillon now helps Ellsworth’s mother go down the stairs. “Unable to remember his name, she calls him Cleo. He always responds with a big smile and brings her his toy.”

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LEVI

LEVI

Turn that frown upside down! “Levi loves to lay on his back,” says Kelly Miles. “It makes him smile.”

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SHELBY

SHELBY

Shelby is cracking. up. Michelle Swank has the perfect audience: “She laughs at all of my jokes, even the really corny ones.”

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BAILEY

BAILEY

Bailey sure is a friendly Batman! Kate Nelson says Bailey likes to go along for visits to the nursing home where she volunteers. “She can put a smile on anyone’s face.”

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POLO

POLO

Normally, Polo likes to smile with his eyes, but he got a little help from Lanel Gossett, who calls Polo a 165-lb. lap dog.

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LOLA

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“Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth!” Jill Bracher’s happy pooch sure knows what she’s doing for the benefit of her dental hygiene!

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KIRA

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“We call this Kira’s Joker smile!” says Stephanie Grantham. Call us crazy, but we think Kira’s is a little less sinister than the Joker’s.

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SERVI-CAR

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BOL! That’s bark out loud, and Servi-Car is doing it well! Lynda Starkweather named her pooch after a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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DR. MRS. MCKITTENSWORTH

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And this one is MOL! Meowing out loud! Heather Feinstein says Dr. Mrs. McKittensworth walks around with stuffed animals in her mouth mewing loudly. Must sound funny with a toy in her mouth!

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GRACIE

GRACIE

Gracie knows that smiles are photogenic! Tammy Kaltreider says her pretty pup is “sooooo sweet.” She looks it!

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CASSIDY

CASSIDY

Hey, what’s so funny? This dog may be wearing a silly hat and missing a leg, but she doesn’t care. Mom Rebecca Buffum says Cassidy brings smiles to nursing homes and hospice patients “when she hops into the room.”

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TASHA

TASHA

Tasha is demonstrating the canine version of LOL, or as they say on Twitter, BOL. “She has a constant smile on her face and LOVES to be the life of the party!” says Ashley Gonias.

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LEXIE

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Is it warm out here, or is it just Lexie’s grin? “We joke that she has no clue she is a dog,” says mom Diane Dombrowski (diane55). “She has totally stolen our heart and we can’t imagine our life without her.”

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FLETCHER

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Fletcher brought you a smile! Nathan Lynn says his pooch not only loves Mom and Dad, he also their new son. “He loves to give kisses by licking the baby’s toes.”

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