February is National Pet Dental Health Month

While many of us are thinking of love in the air, our vets want to remind us that it's dental health month for your pet. Keep that in mind next time you're at the receiving end of a face full of puppy kisses. Dental health is not only important for you, it's important for your pet as well and is often overlooked by pet owners. Here are some tips to keep those pearly whites healthy and clean.

By taking the time to brush your pets teeth proactively, you can help your pet avoid future pain. Besides the obvious, mouth pain, there are a variety of other problems that are associated with poor oral hygiene. Bacteria is another concern from lack of brushing. It can get into the bloodstream and spread to organs like the heart or kidneys.

Most pets will allow the owner to brush their teeth without much hassle, but there are some pets like my female, that will protest the entire time. This is where routine and sensitization will come in handy. You can find a dog specific brush and tooth paste online or at most pet stores. These are different than regular human toothbrushes as they are usually smaller and fit the dogs mouth better.

So, now you know the importance of your pets dental health and you have purchased your new toothbrush for the pup; now you must maintain their dental health. Here are some treats that will help maintain a clean healthy mouth for your pet. With that said, we suggest you always do your research about pet treats and food recalls. Some of the top choices for 2020 according to Pet Life Today are:
• Nylabone Dura Chews
• Natural Balance Dental Chews
• Greenies Dental Treats


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