Posts Tagged ‘Caring For Pet Teeth’

Say Cheese! What You Can Do About Pet Dental Care

Monday, January 30th, 2017

A cat having its teeth brushedPeople who say animals don’t (or can’t) smile just aren’t paying attention. While this phenomenon is definitely not unique to cats and dogs (dolphins, sloths, and chimpanzees all appear to be “cheesing it”), we see plenty of happy, smiling pets every single day.

Their secret? …Beyond being expertly provided for, these smiling pets have dazzlingly healthy teeth and gums! Maybe we’re exaggerating slightly, but one of the keys to optimal health is – you guessed it – pet dental care.

The Power of the Brush

When it comes to long term health, most pet owners understand the power of good pet dental care. However, not all pick up their pet’s toothbrush as often as they should. While it’s never too late to get started, if your pet already has kitty or doggie breath (also known as halitosis), there’s probably evidence of decay. Other tell-tale symptoms of poor oral health include: