Hey all! I'm just letting you know its National Pet Dental Health Month! Take time out for your pet and get it a professional cleaning!
Did you know:
85% of cats and dogs over the age 4 suffer from some form of periodontal disease? (There are 4 stages)
Purebred cats and dogs including the bracheocephalic breeds (smushed faced) are MORE prone to periodontal disase?
The earlier you start a good home dental program, the less likely your pet will need to go under anesthesia to have a professional cleaning?
This is speaking from experience people!!! I see more and more pets under the age 3 comming in for thier first dental cleaning in the past few years.
FACT!!!!**** WET FOOD IS A LARGE CONTRIBUTOR TO DENTAL DISEASE!!!!**** FACT!!!!**** Severe dental disease can cause secondary heart, liver, brain and kidney problems!!!!****
Remember, just like any trick, you need to train your pet to like having its mouth handled to have its teeth brushed at home. Lots of love and praise and play time can contribute to a cooperative pet. MAKE IT FUN!!! Talk to your vet. If they are not giving you all the information you need, or just recommend a yearly cleaning without doing home care, FIND A NEW VET!