We often overlook our pets’ oral hygiene, but like humans, pets can get tartar buildup, too. Left untreated, dental disease can cause infections and tooth pain, and sometimes even organ damage.
Here are some helpful tips:
– Take your pet to the vet for annual checkups of their teeth and gums.
– Brush your pet’s teeth regularly. Daily brushing is best, but a few times a week can help, too. Check your local pet supply store for pet-safe toothpaste.
– Give your pet dental-friendly treats. There are lots of treats and pet foods on the market designed to improve dental health.
– Dr. Rizel Lopez, SPCA Tampa Bay