Pet Dental Care 101

Have you noticed that your pet has bad breath? Like humans, cats and dogs require dental care, too! Without proper dental care, you pet is susceptible to oral bacteria that could potentially enter the bloodstream and cause damage to the heart, liver, kidneys and lungs.

Luckily, you can keep your pet safe! With proper pet dental care, you can protect your pet and prevent diseases. Learning how to brush your pet’s teeth can help keep them safe. Use a toothpaste that has been made specifically for your pet to ensure you’re using the safest ingredients. Using a toothpaste flavor that your pet likes will also make brushing more enjoyable.

If you don’t have the time to brush your pet’s teeth every day, there are other solutions. You can take care of your pet’s teeth with dental treats. Treats including hard plastic bones, sterilized real bones, bully sticks, and more are not recommended for pets as they can lead to tooth fractures. Instead, veterinarians recommend using dental treats that are recommended by the Veterinary Oral Health Council. These treats include a variety of different edible treats, rawhide chews, water additives, and more.

If your pet has sore gums, a toothache, or any other dental problems, it’s possible he’s walking around in a great deal of pain. Pet dental care should start at your local veterinarian’s office. Companion Animal Hospital offers pet dental care in Bellevue, WA. Our veterinarians have the skills to care for pets with dental issues and oral diseases. We also offer preventative measures to keep your pet as healthy as possible. To learn more about our pet dental care and veterinary services, contact us today!

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