February is Pet Dental Health Month, do you know what the recommended dental care regimen is for your furry friend?
One of the most common problems that veterinarians see in pets is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is due to infection that destroys the tissue and bone surrounding the tooth. Eventually, the tooth is lost. If the damage is severe enough, the jaw can break.
Untreated dental infections can spread to the heart, kidneys and other organs.
Above all, dental disease is painful!
Prevention of dental disease is important, and brushing is best! It is actually recommended to brush your pet’s teath once a day! We do it, and they’re no different.
Dental treats and dental diets are also effective for pets who aren’t open to tooth brushing (ensure they are Veterinary Oral Health Council approved!)
Regular oral examinations by veterinarian and professional dental cleanings are also recommended.
Also don’t forget, all pets featured by Vet Blair are available for adoption from the Sherwood Animal Shelter! Just call 501-834-2287, or visit their website.