Pet Dental Home Care
February 1 marks the beginning of National Pet Dental Health Month in order to highlight the importance of your pet's oral hygiene. Pets, (just like humans!) require frequent removal of the plaque and tartar that forms on teeth that are not kept clean. Periodontal disease is the MOST COMMON clinical condition in pets and without prevention, most pets will experience some level of the disease by the age of 3! The good news? Periodontal disease is preventable!! With a mix of proper nutrition, consistent tooth brushing and regular check-ups and cleanings you can avoid the associated issues of periodontal disease that lead to tooth loss, tissue damage, and damage to internal organs. Your pet's teeth should be checked at least once a year by a Veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet's mouth healthy!
So how can you help prevent periodontal disease at home? There is 1 solution that is far better than any other: properly brushing your pet's teeth consistently at home is the single MOST important home care you can provide to help prevent periodontal disease. Watch the video below to see proper tooth brushing techniques and tips on how to make it a stress-free process for both you and your pet!
Come in to Girard Vet Clinic for an exam during the month of February and receive a free dental packet that includes a toothbrush, coupons, samples and more!