You sit down on a Saturday night, turn on a good movie, and your ever so faithful best four legged friend jumps up on your lap and BAM! A smell so foul hits you in the face that has you wondering what in the world your pet just ate!
Much like us humans, our pets can develop plaque and tartar causing all kinds of dental and health problems if not properly treated. Bad breath is a good indicator that your pet needs to be seen by their vet, so they recommend doing an exam once per year to keep their mouths happy and healthy.
“While bad breath may be one of the most noticeable signs of oral and dental disease, other signs that your pet may need to have his teeth and mouth evaluated are excessive drooling, teeth with tartar buildup, broken or discolored teeth, dropping food, or pain around the mouth.”
How to take care of pet breath
There are many things you can do at home to assure your pet keeps up on their oral hygiene such as brushing their teeth. This is one of the best ways you can prevent periodontal disease so even brushing 2-3 times a week can make a huge difference. Make sure to buy toothpaste that is specifically for pets as some of the ingredients in our toothpaste can be harmful to them.
As an office that is focused on teeth this makes our hearts smile. We know that good oral healthcare is important for ourselves and our pets.
Please read the article below. It has some good information and tips on how to maintain a healthy pet!
Please call your vet if you have questions about your pets, but feel free to call us if you have questions about your oral healthcare.