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February is for Love (and Dental Health!)

February 22, 2017

Dental Do’s and Don’ts – Caring for Your Pet’s Teeth May Be Easier Than You Think

February is for Love (and Dental Health!)

Cat Dental HealthTaking care of your pet’s teeth is very important for their health. Poor dental health is bad for your pet’s mouth, but also for their kidney, liver and heart. Fortunately, caring for your dog or cat’s dental health requires just a few simple do’s and don’ts.

Pet Dental DOs

  • DO take advantage of food, treats and toys. Look for specially-formulated food and treats for dental care.
  • DO check your pet’s mouth weekly for signs of dental issues.

Dog Dental HealthPet Dental DON’Ts

  • DON’T ignore the signs:
    • Red, swollen gums
    • Increased drooling
    • Dropping food from mouth
    • Whining while eating
    • Loss of appetite or weight
    • Loose or discolored teeth
    • Bleeding from the mouth
    • Decreased energy
    • Unwillingness to play with toys
  • DON’T avoid brushing your pet’s teeth. For best results, get your pet used to having their teeth brushed at an early age.

Watch┬áthis video for tips on brushing your dog’s teeth:

Please reach out to us if you notice any signs of dental disease in your cat or dog– We want to help your pet live the longest, happiest life possible!

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