It should be no surprise that February is Pet Dental Health Month. After all, it has the Groundhog prognosticating about seasons and climate.
Groundhogs hibernate and likely have morning breath when they stick their heads out of their dens looking for shadows and such.
Does your pet’s breathe smell badly? Is your pet chewing slowly; do you see blood on their toys, or maybe they have lost some teeth? They could be symptoms of serious dental and general health problems. Remember that pets are prone to the same diseases we are – so like us, diseases in the mouth cause or make diseases of the body worse.
Good dental hygiene at home and preventative dental care at your vet can help keep your pet healthy, and save you money in the long run.
Brush your pet’s teeth
Ok. If you find flossing your own teeth a challenge, this may be akin to bronco busting at the rodeo, especially with a cat. But with patience, practice and some treats, it could become a bonding experience with your pet. Ask your vet how to do this.
Dental toys, treats and food
Dental toys, treats and food may not be effective as tooth brushing, but it will help in maintaining your pet’s teeth and gums healthy.
Regular Veterinarian visits
Just as you should be having regular dental visits, your pet needs scheduled dental cleaning at your vet’s office. Keeping regular veterinary appointments will ensure your pet’s health.
Dental health for your pets, like you and your family, should be a daily ritual.
Remember Oral Wellness, Whole Health!