February 2, 2023 by Pinnacle Vet Clinic
February is recognized as National Dental Health month. In light of that, we want to offer some tips for keeping your dog or cat’s teeth clean. Oral hygiene is one of the most important yet often overlooked parts of healthcare for your pet.
Keeping your cat or dog’s teeth clean is important for several reasons: it helps prevent gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath, and other oral health problems that can lead to pain, infection, and potentially, the loss of teeth. Good oral hygiene also helps maintain overall health, as bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and affect internal organs if left untreated. Regular brushing, dental chews, and visits to the vet for cleanings can help keep your dog or cat’s teeth healthy.
Several factors can damage your pet’s teeth, including:
It’s important to keep an eye out for any changes in your pet’s teeth or behavior that may indicate a dental problem and seek veterinary attention if necessary.
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