February is National Dental Health Month.
Dental health is often overlooked, but very important. This is a main cause of bad breath. Ignoring problems such as gingivitis and heavy tarter build up can lead to additional health problems and oral surgery. Even though we may not find it evident, oral issues are often very painful. Waiting until the problem is severe is not only be harder on your pet, but may require longer anesthesia time and increased cost to the procedure. There are things at home you can do to increase times between complete dental cleanings. There are chew treats that can help cut down on tarter build up such as tartar shield (www.tartershield.com) . Daily brushing is also recommend. They are not able to tolerate fluoride, so they have special toothpaste and tooth brushes.
The best course of action is to stay a head of the problem. Schedule an appointment to have your pets mouth evaluated today. Call us at 505-891-2800.