February is National Pet Dental Health Month so there’s no better time to show your pets you love them by looking closely at their teeth.
Keeping teeth clean at home depends on how willing your pet is. Your dental ‘tool chest’ should include some combination of dental diet, chews, toys, water additives, and brushing. Be aware of the magic potions you see on the internet. Believe it or not, they tend to stretch the truth a bit.
Here are some signs to look for that could indicate oral disease:
- Bad breath
- Loose, infected or missing teeth
- Red, bleeding, eroding, receding or swollen gums
- Yellowish-brown plaque or tartar
Many veterinarians offer discounted dental exams and cleanings this month in honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, so now is a purrfect time to schedule an exam.
I'm going to show my pets some love this month by taking them to get a dental exam, are you?