“National Pet Dental Health Month Is Here!”
February Is National Pet Dental Health Month
February is National Pet Dental Health Month! And if you don’t think your pet’s dental health is that important, consider these facts:
- According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of oral disease by the age of “3”.
- Not addressing your pet’s dental health could lead to more severe secondary diseases like heart or kidney disease.
- By not brushing your pet’s teeth, formations of bacteria, food particles, and saliva combine and collect between the gums and teeth, which progresses into tartar buildup. Over time this can develop into periodontal disease, which erodes at the gums and can result in bad breath, bleeding gums, and pain.
- Dental cleanings can prevent inflammation and infection that could damage other organs including the heart, liver, and kidneys.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, However, at Nohl Ranch Animal Hospital, we celebrate every month as a Pet Dental Health Month! For your convenience, we offer 25% OFF on Dental Cleanings during this month!
What Should You Do?
- Visit Your Vet:
Taking your pet to a regular veterinary check-up will include an examination of your pets’ mouth. Book an Appointment for your pet and work to see if they need any treatments.
- Brush your pet’s teeth regularly:
- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends that you brush your pet’s teeth daily. But in most cases, this is not always feasible, especially if your pet will not cooperate. However, it’s not a reason to disregard the brushing process altogether.
- To help freshen breath between brushings, consider using TropiClean Fresh Breath Floss Rope ball. It’s a playful way to fight plaque and tartar build-up.
Extra Measures That Can Help Your Pet:
Support your pet’s dental hygiene by encouraging a balanced diet. An animal’s mouth, like ours, has its own self-cleaning system.
- Bare your teeth:
Bad breath, swollen gums, yellow-brown crusts of tartar along the gums, and bleeding are all warning signs to look for.
- Pointing out the problem
Pets who may be developing gingivitis or other oral diseases may paw at their faces or mouths frequently.
- Hunger pains
Malnutrition causes many dental issues.
- Kick in the teeth
1% of pet owners brush their pet’s teeth.
- Seal of approval
The best foods for a pet’s oral health will say (VOHC) Veterinary Oral Health Care on the pack.
What We Can Do for Your Pet?
During this routine procedure, your pets’ teeth will be scaled with an ultrasonic scaler and then polished, just like at a human dentist!
Dental radiographs are also taken to make sure there are no apparent problems under the gum line.
Your pet will go home with clean teeth and, of course, fresh breath so that you can enjoy all the kisses they want to give you!
You’ll also receive a home dental care kit that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental treat samples.
What Is the History of Pet Dental Health Month?
Pet health dates back thousands of years. In 9000 BC, the first veterinary practice of any kind appeared in the Middle East. It was used for sheepherders who treated the dogs who watched over their sheep. In Ancient Egypt, animal treatment became more common. Cats, fowl, and dogs were regular choices for pets and considered by many families to be members of the household.
The last 100 years have seen a steady increase in the number of pets receiving regular medical care. There are now thousands of animal hospitals dedicated to the care of small house pets.
As our concern for pet’s health has increased, so has our awareness of the importance of their dental health. Pet dentists came up with Pet Dental Health Month to draw attention to some serious health issues pets may go through due to ill oral health. Most owners notice an oral issue when it’s too late, with the pet already in discomfort to the point where they have stopped eating. Studies have revealed an obvious correlation between the health of our pets and oral disease. Animals with clean teeth live longer lives.
For additional information or to schedule your pet’s Dental Cleaning, please call Us. Provide the Coupon when booking your appointment to receive the 25% OFF Discount!
Nohl Ranch Animal Hospital has been serving pets in “Orange“, “Anaheim“,
“Santa Ana“, “Fullerton” and “Tustin” for more than “15” years.
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