Happy National Pet Dental Health Month! February is a great time to schedule a dental check-up with your holistic veterinarian. Doing so can alert you to any problems that may exist, and get you and your pet started on a good oral care program.
Here are a few recommendations to make sure your dog or cat is in top dental health.
1. Commit to Regular Check-Ups
Your pet needs regular check-ups, just like your kids! Since they can't be expected to do this for themselves, you're the man. Schedule a visit today!
2. Get Comfortable with Anesthesia
Because most dental issues occur below the gum line, a thorough exam is a must. While under anesthesia, your pet will receive a complete examination and a thorough cleaning. Those pearly whites will look great!
Don't be unduly concerned about allowing your holistic veterinarian to administer anesthesia. Your pet will be under the watchful eye of a nurse to make sure he's safe and completely comfortable.
As always, let your vet know of any health problems before scheduling any veterinary procedure. Pets who need to get healthy before undergoing anesthesia can come back when your vet gives the all-clear.
Make a Plan for Home Dental Care
By using pet-approved products and performing a daily cleaning with a soft-bristled brush, you can do your part to make sure your pet has a mouth free from decay and pain.
As a part of your pet's dental check-up, you'll receive useful advice and some practical tools for keeping your pet's teeth and mouth healthy year 'round. You'll receive:
- Instructions on how to brush your pet's teeth every day
- Dietary information
- Healthy dental treats and chews
- Aquadent to add to your pet's water
- Oravet sealant to keep your pet's teeth safe from decay
Since early detection is your best weapon against tooth decay, make it your goal to celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month in style! Contact us at Intermountain Pet Hospital today!