Feb 07 2017

4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month! To celebrate, this month’s articles will cover information about your animal’s mouth.

Dental health is an important aspect to your pet’s overall health. A diseased mouth can lead to severe infection, lost teeth, and difficulty eating. The following are tips to help keep your pet’s mouth in top condition.

 

1. Brush your dog’s teeth. Brushing is the most effective and recommended method to prevent plaque build-up and gum disease. You can purchase kits at the pet store that include a toothbrush and toothpaste meant for your dog.

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2. Use Dental Chews. Dental chews, such as Oravet  chews, help to prevent plaque build-up and bad breath in your dog. Visit the oravet web site for more information about the Oravet Dental Chews.

3. Use a Prescription Dental Diet. Some pets are resistant to tooth brushing, but are particularly prone to dental disease.  Your veterinarian may recommend that your pet try a prescription dog food made for dogs with moderate to severe dental disease.

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4. Schedule a Veterinary Dental Cleaning. If your pet already has significant tartar build-up, a professional dental cleaning may be needed to clear all of the concrete-like plaque in your pet’s mouth.  Despite the best at home oral care, some animals are more predisposed than others to dental disease and may still require periodic dental cleanings to keep their teeth healthy.

For a tutorial on brushing your dog’s teeth and more information about dental disease in your dog, watch this video.

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