February is Pet Dental Care Month!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month: Prioritize your pet’s oral care for their overall well-being and prevent health issues.

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, which is the time of year to bring attention to the importance of oral hygiene for our furry family members. While some pet owners are diligent about dental care as part of their pets overall care, oftentimes it is overlooked. This annual awareness campaign serves to remind pet owners of the importance dental care plays in your pets overall wellbeing so they can be at their best to live a long happy life.

Just like people, pets can suffer from dental issues including tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease. Poor oral hygiene can cause serious health issues affecting vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver if not properly addressed. National Pet Dental Health month encourages pet parents to make their furry companions’ oral hygiene a high priority and emphasizes the importance of preventative care including routine dental exams.

One of the main objectives of pet dental awareness is to educate pet parents on the symptoms of dental problems and signs to watch for. Cats and dogs cannot communicate verbally if they are experiencing dental discomfort, making it necessary for their pet parent to be alert to any behavioral changes that could indicate a problem. Some signs to be aware of include bad breath, bleeding or swollen gums, reluctance to eat or difficulty chewing, and a sudden disinterest in playing with their toys and rubbing or pawing their ears and nose.

Preventative care plays a major role in maintaining good oral health in pets. National Pet Dental Month urges pet owners to create a regular dental care routine, including brushing, using an oral additive in their water and providing dental chews and treats, such as Greenies.

Chew toys designed for dental hygiene are another way to help your pets naturally clean their teeth and strengthen their gums. You can also check with your veterinarian to see if your pet requires a special diet that can help to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Veterinarians can and should give your pet a thorough dental exam as part of their routine checkup. Should a potential issue be discovered, your vet can recommend a course of action to get your pets oral health back on track. A professional pet dental cleaning may become necessary to address any underlying issues and remove tarter that cannot be managed through regular home care methods.

Prioritizing oral health care for your pet can contribute to their overall well-being in the long term. By preventing issues from arising you can ensure that your furry friend can be at their best to lead a happy and healthy life. National Pet Dental Health Month serves to remind all pet parents of the importance of taking care of their pets teeth and gums. So, if you are not already doing so, now is a good time to get started with caring for your pets oral health as much as you care for their other needs. You’ll both be glad you did!

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