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                A new Colonel Army Medical Services
ColonelHGraham Johnson
ello to to your Corps. In 2015 to 2016 you all in when I commanded 2 Medical ‘Family Regiment we spent two great
there are also friends and families who have to adapt during these times and thank the Regimental Family for their intimate support. Stay strong and support each other.
It is great to celebrate success and recognise achievements and none more so than Kuno receiving the Dickin Medal last year. As we look forward, there are many in- service soldiers who are seizing the opportunity of the Apprenticeship Scheme. As I reflect on the importance of communications in our busy lives and changing world, and ‘Winkie’ as the first Dickin recipient, I look forward to reading the next edition of Chiron Calling and catching up with what has been going on. Wherever you are in the world as part of ‘Family RAVC’ I wish you well and thank you for your Service.
 RAVC’ and thank you for allowing me to introduce myself to you all. As you know the Army Medical
Services consists of Four British Army Corps serving the Crown
and in December 2020 it was my privilege to assume the appointment of Corps (plural) Colonel and now operate from Headquarters Army Medical Services in the grounds
of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. If you are in the area please do come and see us – it is your Headquarters whilst I am fully aware of your strong connections to Melton Mowbray and Rutland.
My family and I are no strangers
years in St George’s Barracks, North Luffenham with 1st Military Working Dogs Regiment. I look forward to re-kindling my affinity with you and your families as we step through 2021 and emerge from the constraints of lock downs. I
do hope that you have all adapted and remained both mentally and physically fit throughout and we are all looking forward to a bit more togetherness and the ability to celebrate our Comradeship.
For those of you serving thank you for your continued passion and professionalism for what you do both in support of our Homeland National resilience and also overseas, such as the United Nations operation in Mali. I recognise that
Ever wondered why looking after your dog’s teeth is a necessity?
 Dogs use their mouths in the same way that we use our hands and even more
so when they are working dogs. Military dogs use their mouths
so frequently that if oral hygiene
is neglected, it could have the potential for them to be incapable of carrying out their duties.
The first sign that your dog has a dental problem is bad breath, this is usually caused by plaque bacteria
starting to build up. After twelve hours, plaque begins to form which is an invisible sticky substance to the human eye but will begin to calcify and turn into tartar which are the brown deposits you can see on teeth. Tartar usually sits on the border of the tooth and the gum line and is foreign to the body, therefore the dog’s immune system begins
to attack itself. As a result of this inflammation of the gums can occur, which can be incredibly painful for dogs, and can lead to tooth loss and infections can spread to other parts of the body, including vital organs.
Prevention is key as oral hygiene problems in animals are entirely preventable. Supplements such as ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder, can help to reduce the plaque build up so it becomes less of an issue and begins to target the bacterial biofilm in the mouth. Working through
the saliva and coating the teeth,
it can help prevent plaque build- up, by stopping the bacteria from being able to form deposits. ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder is made from
a type of seaweed which is found
in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and is 100% natural. It can be added to any food, whether it is dry kibble, raw or wet food. Results are usually seen within three to eight weeks of daily use. It can be started at any age and is low calorie, ideal for those dogs on calorie-controlled diets.
Further information is available at
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