I’m a little late announcing that February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Better late than never I figure. Dental health should be a daily routine in a pets household. It is Nationally recognized in February to get the awareness out. It is a time for veterinarians to campaign for Dental Health and help spread the word to keep your pets mouth and teeth healthy.
Taken from the AVMA website.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month
Don’t turn your nose to Fido’s or Fluffy’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.
To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February.
Click on the links below to learn more about National Pet Dental Health Month, and how you can improve the dental (and overall) health of your pets.
Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets.
Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it’s completely preventable. Dr. Cindy Charlier explains what periodontal disease is and how we can prevent our pets from getting it.
In this AVMA Animal Tracks podcast, Dr. Jan Bellows talks about the importance of dental health for our pets.
Dog breath is nothing to smile about … even for a cat. View the National Pet Dental Health Month ad from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Show us your pets’ pearly whites! We’re looking for photos of your pets’ beautiful teeth — and we mean any kind of pets: dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, ferrets, goats, cows … fuzzy, furred or finned, you name it. After all, pets need dental care, too. View and submit photos on our Flickr group: Pearly White Pets, on our Pet Dental Health Month Facebook event page, or TwitPic your photos and use the hashtag #pearlywhitepets.
View the AVMA’s press release on National Pet Dental Health Month.
While February is National Pet Dental Health Month, dental health should be a daily ritual for pet owners all year long.
The pictures of Glory were taken during her young modeling career at Harmony Pet Care.
C.E.T. HEXtra chews:
For daily use in dogs as a chew to help remove plaque and reduce tartar.
- Provides a well-known antiseptic effect and helps remove plaque and reduce tartar. Chews are coated with exclusive patented 10% solution of chlorhexidine gluconate.
- Contains beefhide for natural abrasive cleansing action.
- Helps keep teeth clean and breath fresh, even on days when brushing isn’t possible.
- Persistent action. Chlorhexidine is released into the oral cavity during chewing and may be released for up to 24 hours, providing sustained antimicrobial action.
- Appealing flavor. Dog owners may give as a daily chew.
- Available in petite, medium, large, and extra-large sizes. All sizes available in 30-count bags.
Vegetable-based chews that work with a dog’s chewing action to freshen breath, reduce plaque, and decrease tartar formation.
- Cleans teeth and freshens breath when chewed once a day by dogs.
- Independent study demonstrated significant plaque and tartar control in dogs fed 1 C.E.T.® VEGGIEDENT® Chew per day.1
- Patent-pending easy-to-hold Z-shape design and tough, chewy consistency.
- Highly palatable vegetable-based chews for dogs. No animal-origin ingredients.
- Available in 2 sizes; 4-inch strips for small dogs and 6-inch strips for medium and large dogs. Packaged 30 chews per bag.
Purina also makes their version of a dental chew to help reduce tarter buildup.
Stay tuned for dental cleanings at the vet.