Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February is Pet Dental Health Month

Hi Everybody!
February is Pet Dental Health Month!  Did you know that 85% of dogs and cats over 1 year of age are affected by Dental disease.  Dental health care is key in preventing medical problems associated with periodontal disease such as Foul smelling breath, swollen gums, pain, drooling and difficulty eating.

You may be asking yourself what you can do to prevent such problems.  Brushing is always the Gold standard. We recommend  brushing your pet's teeth once per day.  Always use a pet safe toothpaste such as C.E.T enzymatic Toothpaste.  Not able to brush once a day?  We recommend switching your pet to a dental formula food such as Medical Dental formula.  Medical Dental diet combines a specific kibble design and the addition of tartar reducing ingredients to provide double action dental care against the formation of dental plaque and tartar.  For our canine friends we also recommend Medi-Chews which are exceptionally palatable, specially formulated chews clinically proven to promote dental health in dogs over the age of 6 months. 

Are you finding trouble accepting your pet's kisses due to bad breath or tartar buildup? Call us at 254-3150 to book a dental consult with one of our dental technicians.  We will assess your pets overall dental health and provide you with an estimate for a dental cleaning.

Shannon Campbell
Animal Health Technologist