Pet Dental Health Month in the Philadelphia Suburbs

LoadingFebruary is Pet Dental Health Month, and Braxton’s is marking the occasion by reminding pet owners about the importance of regular dental care for their four-legged loved ones.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by the age of three.

Preventive oral care is not only necessary for pets; it’s financially sound for pet owners. In 2012, the average claim amount for pet teeth cleaning was $166. In contrast, the average claim amount for treating dental-related disease was $227.

Veterinarians suggest bi-annual oral health evaluations as well as looking for the warning signs of gum disease in between. Below is the American Veterinary Dental College’s formal list of indicators that a dog or cat may have dental disease.

  • Bad breath
  • Loose or discolored teeth or teeth covered in tartar
  • Pet not comfortable with owner touching within the mouth area
  • Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Loss of appetite

Check out Braxton’s Animal Works for a variety of dental care products for your dog or cat.

Upcoming Events:

A Night with Russell Armstrong:

Russell Armstrong, founder and formulator of VeRUS Pet Food, will be at Braxton’s Animal Works on Thursday, March 14, 2013  6:00-7:00 to share educational information about nutrition and your pet’s health.

Reigning Cats & Dogs:

The Wayne Art Center opens an exhibition of companion animal works with a Reception on Friday, April 5, 2013 6:00-9:00 and a Pet Fair on Saturday, April 6, 2013. For details click here.



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