Your Pet’s Dental Health

Your Pet’s Dental Health

Is Fido or Fluffy suffering from a bad case of halitosis? While pets aren’t known for having great breath, it may actually be a sign of poor oral health.

Since February is National Pet Dental Health Month, it’s the ideal time for you to consider to a few ways to promote your pet’s oral health.

  1. Educate yourself.  Here are a few key facts about dental care for pets:
  • Bad breath
  • Loose or discolored teeth
  • Excessive drooling or dropping food
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Mouth sensitivity or pain
  • Loss of appetite or weight

Be aware of the potential health risks of neglecting pets’ dental health. One of the most common conditions is periodontal disease, a gum infection that affects four out of five dogs over the age of three. Untreated infections or disease can lead to more severe problems with the kidney, liver or heart.


  1. Brush your pets’ teeth

To prevent build up of plaque and bacteria, pets need their pearly whites brushed on a daily basis – just like humans.


  1. Use dental chew products

Allow your pet to chew on a healthy chew (Dental Stix, Greenies, ie) to help remove tartar.

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