Brushing Up On Pet Dental Health


Smelly breath can be more than a nuisance.  80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by the age of three!  

When was the last time you checked your pet’s teeth?  
This February is Pet Dental Health Month, and we are reminding pet owners to brush up on oral health care for their furry friends.  Being proactive can help prevent dental disease and keep your pet’s teeth healthy!  Here are a few oral health care tips to help get you started on improving your pet’s tooth health.

How to Care for Your Pet’s Dental Health:

Schedule a Veterinary Exam
During routine, veterinary check-ups, we carefully examine your pet’s teeth and gums.  You should make sure that you schedule these veterinary exams once a year.  Annual checkups help prevent health problems, including dental diseases.

Clean Teeth at Home
While we know to brush our teeth twice a day, pet owners often forget to brush their pet’s teeth!  Create a tooth brushing schedule for your pet to help keep their teeth healthy.  Make sure that you use pet-friendly toothpaste.  Toothpastes with fluoride  are bad for your pet’s health.

Provide Healthy Treats
You can provide your pet with formulated food that is proven to help remove plaque and tarter.  Healthy treats can help reduce your pet’s risk 
of periodontal disease.

Is your pet due for a dental checkup?  Contact one of our offices below to schedule an appointment!

The Cat Hospital

5th Avenue Cat Clinic

Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital

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