Pet Dental Health Month: Keeping Your Pet's Teeth and Gums Healthy in Plantation
Dental health is an important aspect of overall pet health. Just like humans, pets can develop oral health problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. February is designated as National Pet Dental Health Month, and here at Lakeside Animal Hospital, we’d like to take this opportunity to educate pet owners on the importance of maintaining their pet’s dental hygiene. In this blog, we will explore how pet owners can keep their pet's teeth and gums healthy and the benefits of doing so.
The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups
Regular dental check-ups with your veterinarian are essential for maintaining your pet's oral health. During these check-ups, we will clean your pet's teeth, identify any dental problems, and provide treatment as needed. It's important to bring your pet in for a dental check-up at least once a year. However, senior pets may require more frequent exams.
At-Home Dental Care for Pets
In between dental check-ups, you can also help maintain your pet's dental health through at-home dental care. This includes brushing your pet's teeth regularly with a toothbrush and pet-friendly toothpaste, providing dental chews and toys, and feeding a diet that promotes dental health. If you have questions about caring for your pet’s teeth at home, we’d be more than happy to answer them during their next appointment.
The Benefits of Good Pet Dental Health
Maintaining your pet's dental health not only keeps their teeth and gums healthy but also has a positive impact on their overall health. Good dental health can help prevent conditions such as heart disease, liver, and kidney disease and can improve your pet's quality of life.
Contact Us Today for Pet Dental Care
Pet dental health is an important aspect of your pet's overall health. Regular dental check-ups and at-home dental care will help keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy. This February, during Pet Dental Health Month, make sure to prioritize your pet's dental health and book a dental check-up for them at Lakeside Animal Hospital. By keeping your pet's teeth and gums healthy, you can help improve their overall health and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.