Dental Health Month at Flowers Mill
Dental health is a frequently overlooked aspect of pet health care.
Whether it is annual dental cleanings or daily teeth-brushing, these important measures can help prevent medical conditions later in life, just like people.
The most common symptoms of dental issues seen in dogs (and cats!) is difficulty eating, extremely bad breath, and/or fussing with their mouth.
If you ask any of the veterinarians at Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital about brushing your pet’s teeth, they will compare it to your daily habits, “If you never brush your teeth or you brush them once a month, how would your mouth feel?”
A number of different factors can affect the overall health of your pet’s teeth. Breed and age can make a significant difference, in certain cases, making daily brushing and routine cleanings that much more important to their long-term health. Small breed dogs, historically, have the most dental issues and therefore may need more dental care and cleanings than other pets, throughout their life.
The importance of dental health is why, ten years ago, Dr. Widenmeyer started the Dental Health Month Savings promotion, with the intent to improve the health of the community’s pets, while making it more affordable for their families.
Thrilled by the success of the promotion and the benefits the pets were enjoying, Dr. Widenmeyer extended it to be a semi-annual promotion during the months of February and September.
Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital is ramping up for their next Dental Health Month in February.
Whether you take your pets to Flowers Mill Vet, or not, now is a great time to get into the habit of brushing your pet’s teeth daily and taking them in for their routine dental cleanings!