Happy New Year everyone,
Make your New Year resolution to improve your pet’s oral health (and breath!) by brushing their teeth. Brushing your pet’s teeth is an easy & inexpensive option that can extend the overall quality of life for your pet!
Brushing prevents plaque and tartar from over- accumulating and reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Just like in humans, lack of dental care can lead to early cardiac and kidney disease.
We can show you how to brush and even give you a free starter kit at The Vet House. Make sure only special toothpaste made for dogs & cats is used because human toothpaste contains artificial sweeteners and fluoride that aren’t safe for consumption by our furry friends. You can purchase the toothpaste at our clinic, at only $9 a tube, it will last for several months.
If brushing your pet’s teeth sounds like a difficult endeavor, we are happy to demonstrate all the “tricks of the trade”. For our most tenacious of protesters, we have dental chews, dental treats, water additives and oral rinses that can be used. These in combination with brushing can avoid over 90% of the dental work we do here!
Take a peek in those cheeks and look at your dog’s and cat’s back teeth. Brushing alone will not remove plaque & tartar that is already present. A prophylactic dental cleaning will effectively remove all build-up & get into those hard-to-reach crevices. Remember, brushing is a PREVENTATIVE step and it’s never too late to start.
Call us today & get your pet on the road to better dental care!
Again, have a Happy and Safe New Year.
Brian and all The Vet House staff.