Reminding all pet parents that February is National Pet Dental Health Month by the American Veterinary Medical Society, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. Did you know? 80% of dogs and cats will have some form of dental disease by three years of age and at six months old, a puppy should have nearly all of their adult teeth in place. One reason it is important to begin a dental care routine as early as possible in your dog's life so they get used to the process.
There are several ways on how to maintain your dog dental health and very simple to incorporate into your daily routine.
Maintain Your Dog Dental Health
1) Be a PROACTIVE Pet Parent – Periodontal disease is the most common disease among dogs and cats. Statistics shows that eight out of ten pets will show signs of dental disease by age three.
2) Know the Signs – Don’t ignore your dog’s bad breath. Bad breath is one of the first signs of periodontal disease. A healthy dog with healthy teeth should not have bad breath. Doggy bad breath is not common in senior dogs. Other poor pet dental health signs include red, swollen and bleeding gums, yellow or brown teeth, and tooth loss.
3) BRUSH Your Pet’s Teeth – Learn the basic steps in brushing your pet’s teeth. Daily tooth brushing is the best thing for your pet dental health.
4) TREATS for Dental Health – Provide your pet savory treats that are specially made to promote healthy gums and teeth. Dental dog treats have special bumps and ridges that help break down plaque and tartar. You can also make homemade dental treats like this recipe: Homemade Mint and Parsely Dog Treats
5) Use WATER ADDITIVE for Oral Care – A Water additive is one of the simplest ways to help maintain your pet’s oral health. You simply add to your dog's water bowl.
Providing proper dental care for your pet is crucial to their overall health and well-being.
How often are you taking care of your dog’s mouth and teeth?
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