February is National Pet Dental Health Month
- 3 February 2020
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Don’t turn your nose to Fido’s or Fluffy’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. If you don’t brush your pet’s teeth every day, you’re not alone.
Celebrated every February, National Pet Dental Health Month was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Oral health is essential to overall health, happiness and well-being of your pet.
Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets.
Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it’s completely preventable. Dr. Cindy Charlier explains what periodontal disease is and how we can prevent our pets from getting it.
- Work with your vet to develop a diet specific for your pet’s dental and overall health needs
- Schedule regular dental check-ups to avoid further complications
- Ask your vet for advice on everyday dental care strategies if your pet is resistant to daily brushing and at-home mouth inspections