To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month throughout February.
Did you know periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs? It is not only bad breath that’s a concern but the fact that poor dental hygiene can do damage to your pet’s internal organs. So what’s the good news here? It’s completely preventable.
Most pets have breath that is less than fresh but if you notice it is particularly bad or if your pet has red swollen gums, is pawing at their face or their eating habits have changed, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to check their teeth and gums.
On a persistent basis, regular brushing for your cat or dog is recommended. Always use toothpaste that is specially formulated for animals. You can find toothpaste flavors such as beef and poultry at your favorite pet food store. If your animal hates having their teeth brushed ask your veterinarian about alternatives such as water additives or leave in sprays, gels and foams.
Additionally, pets love to bite so don’t be afraid to give them dental chews that will help reduce tarter and plaque. Toys made for specifically for chewing can do double duty by satisfying their need to bite while helping with oral health care. Here at Regal Pet Resort, we carry Paragon dental chews and our grooming salon offers teeth brushing for only $5.00.
In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, we are offering the following promotion:
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