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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

2/2/2015
by BPPH Staff

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

 

Proper dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Yet, it is one of the most overlooked areas in pet health. Studies by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) reveal that nearly two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care recommended by veterinarians.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February.

Here at the Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital, we want to do our part to help.  During the month of February, all pets coming in for their yearly checkup will get a complimentary toothbrush and toothpaste and will be personally shown how to properly brush their pet’s teeth by one of our staff members.  If your pet isn’t due for their annual checkup yet – no worries – just call and schedule a quick tech visit and you will still get your free products and a personal demonstration on proper home dental care.

We are  aware that sometimes our pets have difficulties with us putting toothbrushes into their mouths – we can also discuss with you other options for home care that are available.

In being proactive in the oral care for our pet’s dental health, with proper home care and yearly professional cleanings, we hope to be less reactive and minimize the need for extractions and damage done to other areas of the body when periodontal disease is left unchecked.

Come and get your free toothbrush, toothpaste and personal demonstration today!!