Before the month ends I want to mention the importance of keeping your pet’s teeth clean. February is Pet Dental Month! The condition of your pet’s teeth and gums can have an overall effect on their health. Your pet should have a yearly dental checkup and if needed have their teeth cleaned.
Signs of dental problems with your pets are:
o Bad breath—Most pets have breath that is less than fresh, but if it becomes truly repugnant, that’s a sign that periodontal disease has already started.
o Frequent pawing or rubbing at the face and mouth.
o Reluctance to eat hard foods.
o Red swollen gums and brownish teeth
For more information on keeping your pet’s teeth clean check out Dr. Karen Becker’s blogs: Tips for Keeping Your Pet’s Mouth Clean and Healthy and Five Crucial Steps to Keeping Your Pet’s Mouth Healthy
A little bit of Trivia:
Dogs have 42 teeth and cats have 30 teeth.