Did you know: 80% of Americans brush and floss their teeth on a regular basis? But do you always remember to brush your pet’s teeth?
Although we truly cherish our furry friends, most of us ignore their dental health. The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of gum disease by age three. Since February is Pet Dental Health Awareness month, we highly encourage all pet owners to schedule regular dental appointments for their pets and establish an at-home dental care routine.
The mouth is the gateway to health for your pet. If left untreated, it can lead to a handful of problems and hurting their overall quality of life. For a truly healthy life, every animal needs to start with a healthy mouth!
Here are super simple solutions to promote pet dental health:
- Frequently examine your pets’ mouth for bad breath, discolored teeth, and swollen gums. Follow up with brushing their teeth.
- Treat your pet to pet dental or chew products that are proven to remove plaque and tartar.
- Visit your veterinarian for a thorough dental exam.
We care for all pets’ teeth just as much as we care about yours. Tell Dr. Rioux, your wonderful dentist in Gig Harbor, about your fuzzy companion below!