February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Is your pet’s dental game up to par?

CHARLOTTE: The start of a new year is a great time to start a healthy routine with you and your fur baby!

Step Up Your Pet’s Dental Game: Schedule an oral health appointment with your vet and ask him or her to show you how to brush your pet’s teeth. Brush your fur baby’s teeth daily to prevent bad breath, cavities, and gum disease. Regular daily brushing is the most effective method of preventing plaque and tartar buildup.

National Pet Dental Health Month is next month, and dental health is crucial to the health and well-being of your furry companions. Believe it or not, most cats and dogs develop some degree of dental disease during their lives, often by the time they are as young as three years old.

There are several signs that can indicate dental disease in your pets. If you notice that your pet’s breath isn’t as fresh, he most likely has signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats. Without treatment, this can lead to the spread of bacteria and other problems in the kidneys, liver, and heart over time.

OraVet chews (available from your vet) are a great alternative to brushing. They work to form a preventative barrier that blocks bacteria and future plaque and tartar formation that builds up over time.

Healthy mouths make for healthy, happy pets!

Passionate Paws Animal Hospital is a proud member of the Union County Chamber of Commerce.