Tuesday, February 7, 2017

3 Reasons to Care about your Pet's Dental Health

SMILE. It’s time to show off your pet’s pearly canines, and by canines we mean teeth. It is Pet Dental Health Month – a whole month sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association to address the significance of oral health care for pets.

oz smile for pet dental health month

While some pet parents may brush their pet’s teeth every day for some that may not be feasible. However, there are so many great products available now like dental chews, oral rinses and drinking water additives that everyone can provide dental health care to their pets.

Pet Dental Health is important to your pet’s overall health and well-being. Just like in humans, the build-up of plaque and tartar on teeth can lead to gum disease as well as other illness if left untreated so here are 3 Reasons to Care about your Pet’s Dental Health.

1. Gum Disease can lead to tissue destruction and tooth loss. As the bacteria in tartar increase, it causes inflammation in the tissues of the mouth. The chronic inflammation along with the bacteria cause damage to the tissues and bone that keep teeth in place.

2. Untreated Gum Disease can cause your pet chronic pain. Pets with chronic tooth pain may have trouble picking up food, only chew on one side of the mouth or will not let you touch their head.

3. If tartar gets under a pets gum line, it can lead to chronic infections of the heart, liver and/or kidneys.

How do you Care for your Pet’s Dental Health?


  1. we do tooth brush training and we try to avoid the treats what are not good...I don't like that tooth brush, butt the mama promised me a tooth paste with liver sausage taste, so I will hang in there ;o)

  2. My momma says she's gonna start brushing my toofers.

  3. We tried so hard with the toothbrush when the girls were younger...but it didn't work out. So, we rely on dental treats to help keep our teeth in good shape! Natural Balance Dental Sticks are a favorite!

  4. You do haf a PAWSOME smiley Oz
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. It sure is important. Mom is always looking in our mouths
    Lily & Edward

  6. We get Greenie thingys every couple of evenings... AND our Mom Brushes our teefs.. with CHICKEN Flavor Teefs Paste. WE love it.

  7. Dental health is very impawtent!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Mom brushes my teeth every freakin' day. Also before bed, I search for my Milkbone dental bone which she hides for me.

    Love and licks,

  9. We are covering Pet Dental Health month today too! Brushing is very important around here. ♥

  10. I get my teeth brushed every night (every now and then we might skip a night) and occasionally if my mom's at Petsmart she'll grab a mini Greenie treat for me!

  11. We love having our teeth brushed!

  12. We get bones and hard kibble and stuffs for our teeth.

  13. A happy healthy smile is super important!

  14. Oz you have million dollar smile....with the shiniest pearly whites.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. The humans take good care of all these things for themselves, so they should understand why it is important for us too. Great PSA!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  16. Thanks for spreading the word on good teeth.

  17. Because we adopted Ruby when she was a bit older, she came to us with some dental issues. She's already had one dental and we are hoping she won't need another one. We definitely brush her teeth.

  18. Lots of toys to chew on, and a dental spray for Cricket as well. Luke won't let me do the spray, so I am trying to remember to give him a carrot to chew on daily, since I heard those were good for the teeth!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  19. Momma gives me stuffs to chew on so my teefies stay nice and clean and white. Our Dogtor always says I has da prettiest teefs :)

    Matt (& Matilda)


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