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February is pet dental health month

February is Pet Dental Health Month. Your pet’s teeth are vital to his/her longevity. Think about it – your pet uses his/her teeth like you use your hands. It is essential that your pet maintains a healthy dental regimen.

You can start with taking your pet to the veterinarian for a dental check-up. If you think there is a problem with your pet’s dental health, don’t wait for his or her annual check-up.

Your pet’s veterinarian can recommend a dental regimen that may include brushing your pet’s teeth. One of the most effective ways to prevent oral disease is by feeding your pet foods designed to combat plaque and tartar buildup. Visit the Veterinary Oral Health Council’s web site for more information regarding products that meet their standards.

Veterinarians encourage all-natural snacks and treats as a supplement to a healthy pet food, as they promote many cleaning benefits and tartar reduction (which, like in humans, is also attributed to heart-health).

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.




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