In recognition of February being National Pet Dental Month, most veterinary clinics offer a discount on teeth cleanings done by a licensed veterinarian - so it's a great time to have your pet's teeth cleaned!
According to The American Veterinary Association
- 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some kind of oral disease by age 3.
Most dental disease occurs below the gum line, where you can't see it. Bacteria that you can't see can damage the tissues connecting the teeth and jaw. That's why it's so important to have your veterinarian regularly examine your pet's teeth and perform regular professional dental cleanings.
- The single most important thing you can do to maintain your pet's dental health in between professional cleanings is to brush their teeth. A minimum of three times per week is recommended.
At Home Dental Care
If you have been keeping up with regular at home oral care for your pet, congratulations! If not, we encourage you to consider having your pet's teeth examined by your veterinarian and taking advantage of this month's savings if your pet needs a professional cleaning.
After your pet's teeth have been professionally cleaned by a veterinarian, then your furkid(s) should be started on an at-home oral care plan that will prevent plaque - and tartar - from building up on teeth again. Look for a toothpaste with a seal from The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC).
Petsmile Professional Pet Toothpaste has the VOHC seal, is (video) fast and easy to use - plus NO toothbrush is required! Cats and dogs love the natural London Beef Broil & Rotisserie Chicken flavors, and it's safe for puppies and kittens. Starting off your little furkids with a fast, easy oral care plan gives them the gift of health and saves you time, money and worry!
Wishing you and your furkids a happy, healthy February! 😻