After the Dental Cleaning: At Home Pet Dental Care

Dog mouth with excellent white teethIt’s no surprise that most pet owners are reluctant to tackle the toothbrush when it comes to a fur friend – and especially feline fur friends. But consistent pet dental care and oral hygiene are essential to keeping your pet’s teeth and gums free from dangerous plaque and tartar.

After those important oral examinations and dental cleanings, you have a great opportunity to maintain your pet’s health by following a few simple steps to keeping that smile bright and disease-free. Continue…

Periodontal Disease And Your Pet: The Importance Of Pet Dental Care

 

Think about dog's teeth healthLet’s be honest: when was the last time you brushed Fido’s teeth, or brought Fluffy to the vet for a professional dental cleaning? If you’re like most pet parents (roughly two-thirds, by recent statistics) you don’t follow all of your veterinarian’s pet dental care recommendations.

Just like with humans, good oral health is a cornerstone of your pet’s overall wellness, and with an estimated 85% of dogs and cats showing evidence of periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years of age, it’s a situation that begs attention. Fortunately, with a bit of education and a healthy dose of commitment to our pet’s dental care, we pet owners can turn this staggering statistic around. Continue…