February Is National Pet Dental Health Month
Dental cleanings performed the month of February receive 20% off
February is National Pet Dental Health Month! And if you don't think your pet's dental health is that important, consider these facts:
- According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of oral disease by the age of three.
- Not addressing your pet's dental health could lead to more severe secondary diseases like heart or kidney disease.
- By not brushing your pet's teeth, formations of bacteria, food particles, and saliva combine and collect between the gums and teeth, which progresses into tartar buildup. Over time this can develop into periodontal disease, which erodes at the gums and can result in bad breath, bleeding gums, and pain.
Brush your pet's teeth regularly.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends that you brush your pet's teeth daily. But in most cases, this is not always feasible, especially if your pet will not cooperate. However, it's not a reason to disregard the brushing process altogether.
- To help freshen breath between brushings, consider using Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) approved products.
- Visit http://vohc.org/ to learn more