Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath?

1175039_10105002896003194_2069502133_nDoes your dog or cat have bad breath?
That odor may signify something more dangerous. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, that odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February.

Click on the links below to learn more about National Pet Dental Health Month, and how you can improve the dental (and overall) health of your pets.

Watch
Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets.

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it’s completely preventable. Dr. Cindy Charlier explains what periodontal disease is and how we can prevent our pets from getting it.

Listen
Dr. Jan Bellows, president of the American Veterinary Dental College and owner of All Pets Dental in Weston, Fla., discussed the importance of dental health for our pets in an interview for our Animal Tracks podcast series.

Remember that while Pet Dental Health month reminds us to pay attention to our pet’s teeth, dental health should be a daily ritual all year long.

Stop in to see the available dental hygiene products at Braxton’s Animal Works.

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