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Oral Hygiene and Fresh Breath

Dr. Al Townshend Dental health is really about the overall health of the mouth, or what is known as oral health. It is just as essential in the pet’s health as it is for their Guardians. Can you imagine how your mouth would look and feel if you never brushed your teeth or used mouth […]

Beyond the Brush – Other Factors of Pet Dental Health

By: Dr. Al Townshend As with humans, regular brushing of your pet’s teeth is considered the best and most effective way to maintain pet dental health. That said, not everyone is willing or able to brush their pet’s teeth every day and still want to do all they can to slow the onset of dental […]

How to Tell If Your Pet Has a Dental Issue

By: Dr. Al Townshend Dental Issue Prevention The first step in avoiding a dental issue is examining your pet’s mouth regularly. Your veterinarian will do a thorough examination of the mouth as part of its annual exam. However, catching problems early is important as dental issues can happen, if not dealt with immediately. Exams are […]

How to Brush Your Dog or Cat’s Teeth

Like human dental hygiene, the best way to slow the process and delay dental cleanings is to brush your pet’s teeth. For instance, The American Veterinary Dental College says; “Brushing your dog’s teeth is the single most effective means to maintain oral health between professional dental examinations”. According to Dr. Morgan Deramus, associate veterinarian at an […]

Why is Dental Health so Important?

Do you brush your pet’s teeth daily? Because it turns out – many of us don’t! According to the American Veterinary Dental College, by age 3, many dogs and cats will develop dental disease. Periodontal Disease The most common dental disease affecting dogs and cats today is periodontal disease. First, Periodontal Disease begins by forming […]

Why Oral Health is Important for Pets

By Petcurean Many pet Guardians don’t realize the importance of oral health for their pet’s overall well-being. A healthy set of choppers and gums enables your pet to grind up his food with ease. This aids digestion by allowing the enzymes in the stomach to do their job. Just as with humans, poor oral hygiene […]

Clean Pet Dental Health Q & A

You brought us your clean teeth questions, and we brought you our answers! Check out our detailed Q & A below with a few common questions and answers about pet dental health. What’s the best way to brush my dog’s teeth? The first step to brushing your dog’s teeth is selecting the method you’d like […]

Do You Know About Your Pet’s Pearly Whites? Brush Up With Our Pup Quiz

Can you pass our pet dental health “pup” quiz? Take our quiz and check your answers below! What is the easiest way for you to upkeep your pet’s dental health? Toothbrush and toothpaste Bones By eating, my pet upkeeps their teeth themselves What is periodontal disease? A serious gum infection that damages gums and can […]

How To Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Start when your pet is still young. It’s best to start brushing your pet’s teeth when they are still puppies and kittens but many older pets can learn to accept having their teeth brushed over time. Whatever the age of your pet, establishing a brushing routine doesn’t happen in a day, so be patient. The […]

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