Since February is Veterinary Dental Month, I thought we could focus on dental issues for this blog.
There are three main areas of dental care that we can discuss: Prevention, Dealing with Current Disease, and Maintenance.
Following a dental procedure, it is important to begin a regular routine for your pet. If they allow you to brush their teeth, then by all means do so. If it is not possible, or if you can only brush once weekly, then incorporating a water additive to their daily drinking water is the next best alternative. Not all water additives are the same, so ask your veterinarian what they recommend and why. Our office recommends Oxyfresh Oral Hygiene Solution in the family waterbowls.
Your pet’s teeth will be checked annually at their regular physical exam, but if they are prone to dental problems, your vet may recommend more frequent dental check-ups. Also, senior pets should be seen at least every six months for physical exams as age brings with it more health issues.
If you have any questions, please call our office or your veterinarian.
Remember, every day is a gift! Lynelle