National Pet Dental Health Month

Pet Need Dental Care, Too

I’m a little behind the eight ball on this post as it should of really been done the first of the month so you all knew that February was National Pet Dental Health Month, but from all the blog posts going around I think you all know it by now. The other bloggers have been doing a excellent job getting the word out on how important taking care of your pet’s teeth is. You should do it all year long to keep your pets teeth healthy.

I really should do more when it comes to my pet’s teeth (especially Gambler, when he was young I spent $1000.00 correcting his teeth after Norman bit him. More on that later) . I brush them on occasion, use a product from the vet called Oravet on occasion and give them lots of bones to chew on. My gang must be blessed with good teeth genetics. Noman had a very light cleaning when I neutered him at 10 years old. Nellie had a very light cleaning at 7 years when I spayed her, Gambler and Glory haven’t needed a dental yet at 4 & 3 years.

In our examination rooms at work we have this poster hanging on the door.

We also have a handout that we can check mark the appropriate box that describes the clients pet’s teeth and give to them to take home.

We have several products that we sell at the clinic to keep the pets teeth healthy.

Hill’s t/d dog and cat food.

Bigger impregnated food to make the dog or cat chew the food so the scrubbing action takes off the plaque.

C.E.T chewies.

Chewies are impregnated with Chlorahexidine to help kill the bacteria in the mouth while they are chewing on the chew.

C.E.T VeggieDent chews.

VeggieDent treats are a non rawhide treat made of veggies.

OraVet once a week treatment and daily tooth brushing and paste.

It’s always best to brush your pet’s teeth daily. If can’t brush daily then you should use OraVet once a week. OraVet is a gel that you rub near the gumline and it covers the tooth and gets under the gum to kill bacteria that is on the teeth which causes the plaque which turns into tartar if not taken care of.

Here is a video of Gman getting his teeth brushed with a electric toothbrush.

Gman loves to get his teeth brushed.

So what are you waiting for, pick up that brush and get started on keeping those teeth healthy.

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We are joining Linda at 2browndawgs and Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for this great blog hop.

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13 thoughts on “National Pet Dental Health Month

  1. Dental care is very important, but~~in our house none of the furkids will allow brushing. We had to find a better way and Hill’s TD is our go to treat for the dogs and Temptations treats for Princess Lily. Both do a fabulous job at keeping their teeth clean.

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  2. We don’t brush. We probably should, but we don’t. I don’t mind having the vet do a dental because they also check for any tumors, cracked teeth and look down their throats. Storm needs her first at 7. I think after we get her blood work done as part of her heart worm check, we will schedule her.

    Thanks so much for joining the hop!

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  3. Buddy lets me brush his teeth with a beef flavored toothpaste. I also give him T/D dental food as a treat and I have noticed a difference with his teeth after using that product for the last month.

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  4. Gambler really seems to enjoy that! This is one area I am a slacker on, and I know I need to do better. I started with our beagle Kobi, and that dog did not like one out of ten toothpastes I tried with him! That got me discouraged but I know it’s no excuse. I especially want to get started early with Luke while his teeth still look great.

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  5. Super informative post. Getting Sam to let me brush his teeth has been…well let’s just say ‘interesting’ since he either gags like he’s dying of chomps down on my fingers. I keep trying but hope the elk antlers I introduced him to last year help out. They sure seem to be a terrific weapon in the arsenal against pet plaque! They last forever, don’t smell or get squishy gross around the house but they do however have a habit of showing up under foot in the middle of the night and those suckers are hard as nails on my tootsies–ouch, ouch! 😉

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  6. Pingback: Damaged Puppy Teeth=Trip To UW Vet School | Sand Spring Chesapeakes

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