September 23, 2021
Did you know that February is known in veterinary hospitals all over the country as Dental Health Month? That’s right, pet dental health is so important it deserves an entire month!
Brush their teeth! Sounds crazy, right? Think of it this way: If you didn’t brush your teeth today, you’d get plaque buildup. Plaque is that weird, slimy film you can feel, and it’s made up mostly of bacteria. If you kept forgetting to brush your teeth, that plaque would harden into tartar, and you would develop signs of periodontal disease. Your dog or cat’s mouth may look different than yours, but it works the same way! Daily brushing is the best recommendation we can give when it comes to maintaining your pet’s oral health.
C.E.T. Toothpaste is made with chlorhexidine, which is an enzyme that breaks down plaque before it hardens into tartar. This toothpaste is made specifically for dogs and cats. It comes in tasty flavors (like chicken!) and is not harmful if swallowed. Stop into the animal hospital anytime and ask a staff member for a dental care starter kit. We’ll give you a C.E.T. Toothpaste sample, a tooth brush and a guide on how to brush your pets teeth.