Saturday, January 31, 2015

National Pet Dental Health Month

Every February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to advocate for and draw attention to the importance of oral health for children.  But everyone can benefit from a healthy mouth - even our pets.  Just as bad breath in humans can signal a teeth or gum problems, bad breath in a pet can indicate the same thing.  Until my cat had periodontal problems and needed to have several teeth removed, I had no idea this was such a common problem in both cats and dogs.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) encourages pet owners to pay attention to this very important aspect of pet health.  According to their website, "Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it's completely preventable."  Visit their pet dental health website to watch videos and learn all about how to keep your pet's mouth happy and healthy.



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