Vet Blair: February is Pet Dental Health Month

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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.

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Virtual Adoption Avaailable Throught the Following Links

 

Little Rock Animal Village Dogs – https://www.friendsoftheanimalvillage.org/adoptable-dogs

 

Little Rock Animal Village Cats – https://www.friendsoftheanimalvillage.org/adoptable-cats 

 

Human Society of Pulaski County Dogs –  https://warmhearts.org/adoptable-dogs/ 

 

Humane Society of Pulaski County Cats – https://warmhearts.org/adoptable-cats/

 

ArkanPaws  – http://www.arkanpaws.org/adoptables.html

 

Maumelle Friends of the Animals – https://maumellefoa.org/dogs/

 

Maumelle Friends of the Animals –  https://maumellefoa.org/cats/

 

City of Bryant Dogs/Cats – https://www.cityofbryant.com/1091/Adopt-a-Pet

 

The Humane Society of Saline County Dogs – https://www.hssaline.org/dogs

 

The Humane Society of Saline County Cats – https://www.hssaline.org/cats

 

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Special Thanks to FAB&T who will be hosting our adoption event on August 29th!

 

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