Three Simple Steps to Dental Care

Three Simple Steps to Dental Care
Pet owners can brush up on their four-legged friends’ oral care by following three simple guidelines outlined by the American Veterinary Dental Society:
• Take your pet to get a dental exam. Your pet should have a routine veterinarian examination, including a careful examination of his teeth and gums, at least once a year.
• Start an at-home regimen. Ask your veterinarian to suggest nutritional supplements and a regular teeth brushing schedule or a specially formulated food proven to help remove plaque and tarter from your pet’s teeth.
• Schedule dental cleanings. Take your pet for regular dental checkups.
Stages on Dental Disease:

Signs Of Dental Disease
• Bad breath
• Loose or discolored teeth or teeth covered in tartar
• Your pet is not comfortable with you touching within the mouth area
• Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
• Bleeding from the mouth
• Loss of appetite or loss of weight

Your pet’s dental health is just as important as your own; if your pet shows any of these signs, you should schedule an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible.
 
 

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