February is Pet Dental Health Month. It's important to monitor and maintain the oral health of your animals like you would do for yourself.
Think about it, we brush our teeth daily and make regular check ups at the dentist. It's not something we think about for our pets, but regular, preventive dental care is something you can take care of at home as well as making regular veterinary dental cleanings, is your key to maintaining good overall health, and to help your pets teeth and keeping a pain-free mouth.
We've put together a checklist to help you maintain the dental health of your animals:
- Brush your pet’s teeth daily — ask our specialists for which toothpaste will work best for your pet's
- Dental diets and chew treats — these help remove plaque and tartar from your pet's mouth and keeps their gums strong
- Chew toys — make sure these aren't too hard so they don't break teeth. There are dental toys you can pick up for your pet that will promote healthy gums and teeth while they chew. Ask our team for details.
- Eliminating bad breath. DID YOU KNOW: fresh apples work for sweeter breath.
This month at our Otter Co-op Feed Store, all treats both hard and soft, are on sale. Ask our team for more information.