Don’t Forget to Brush Your Canines

November 18, 2010

We all know the importance of brushing our teeth daily, but what about our pets? Daily teeth brushing of our pets may be a great effort for some pet owners but prevention is the best and often cheapest way to keep our pets healthy.  By age 3 about 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have established periodontal disease.  Mild cases of this disease may be gingivitis which can be reversed with teeth cleaning while more extreme cases result in tooth loss.

Both cases of periodontal disease can be very painful for pets and there will be a noticeable change in a pet’s behavior after dental care.  Common symptoms for periodontal disease are bad breath, bleeding from the gingival, changes in eating behavior or pawing and rubbing faces.  In order to save your pet from these awful side effects start preventative measures today.

It is important to start proper dental care at a young age when pets are more easily trainable but it is better late than never.  Brush your pets’ teeth daily with a pet toothbrush and pet toothpaste, human toothpaste can be toxic to animals.  CET by Vibrac Animal Health offers a wide variety of toothbrushes, flavored toothpaste and dental chews to help give your pets a pearly white smile!

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