Pay Attention to Your Pet’s Oral Hygiene for February Pet Dental Month
It is important to take your pet to your veterinarian at least once per year for a dental check-up and cleaning. It is recommended that pet-owners aim to brush their pets’ teeth at least twice weekly, although ideally, they would brush every day. Visit Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs, serving patients in and around Council Bluffs and Glenwood, IA, to schedule your appointment.
Pet Dental Care
Many owners underestimate the importance of proper pet dental care; cavities and tooth decay can lead to infection which may travel through the bloodstream to vital organs if left untreated. Furthermore, poor oral health can cause changes in appetite and behavior, resulting in weight loss and illness.
Start your pet out right by getting them accustomed to having their teeth brushed regularly. Give them treats that will combat plaque and prevent tartar from causing further issues, like gum disease and tooth decay. While older pets may not be receptive to brushing at first, they will quickly adjust if you are consistent and calm in your approach.
Plan to See Your Veterinarian in February, Pet Dental Month
Fight gum disease, infection, and discomfort for your pet by seeing your veterinary provider this February, in honor of Pet Dental Month. Start brushing with pet-approved brushes and toothpaste and aim to clean your pet’s teeth as often as possible. Start with a comprehensive examination and x-rays of your pet’s mouth to determine if there are any immediate concerns or dental issues.
Is it Time for Your Pet to See Their Veterinarian? Call Us Today!
Is it time for cleaning? Call Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs in both Council Bluffs and Glenwood, IA, at 712-323-0598 or 712-527-9454 to schedule your pet’s appointment and cleaning. Do your part to improve your dog or cat’s oral health this February, for Pet Dental Month!