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The Importance of Pet Dental Care

The Importance of Pet Dental Care

Good pet dental care is an essential part of your pet's overall well-being. If their teeth don't feel good, then your pet may not be able to chew effectively, which can lead to digestive issues and other concerns. If your pet has bad breath, their teeth could be to blame as well. Brushing and good dental care can help promote healthy and fresh-smelling breath as well. Your veterinarian will examine your pet's teeth as part of their wellness pet exam each year. The veterinarians at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield would like to share some steps you can take to ensure your pet’s teeth stay healthy and well throughout the year.

Three Ways to Take Care of Your Pet's Teeth

Schedule a wellness exam: A healthy adult pet should be seen in the office at least once a year for a wellness check. This includes vaccinations, an exam, and a look at their dental health. When you come into the animal hospital for this appointment, we can determine how healthy your pet's teeth are and make suggestions for keeping them in good shape.

Choose the right foods and treats: Choose foods and treats that are designed for dogs or cats that are not sticky or sweet. Human foods are not the best choice for a variety of reasons, including their dental health. Look for pet treats specifically designed to promote good dental health when chewed.

Brush your pet’s teeth: Use a toothbrush and a toothpaste designed for pets to clean their teeth, just like you clean your own. Not only will you ensure that they have great dental health, but it will also improve their breath too! You don't have to do this every day, but regular brushing goes a long way towards great dental health for your pet.

We’re Here to Help

Taking care of your pet's teeth ensures they stay healthy and contributes to their continued wellness. If you are not sure how to care for your pet’s teeth or you need additional assistance, don't hesitate to ask! The veterinarians at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield are here to help you and your furry friend.


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