Posts in Category: Pet Dental Care
Pets are family. Research shows over 70% of us agree on that. But what other member of your family doesn’t brush, floss, or see the dentist…ever? It can be all too easy to let your pet’s dental health get pushed to the back burner. Unfortunately, once your pet’s breath smells less than pleasant, dental disease may be a foregone conclusion.
Let Huntington Veterinary Hospital guide you toward making a new habit for the new year – and a A+ in at home pet dental care.
First Things First
The sad truth is that by the time most pets are three years old, dental disease is common. This is the result of genetics, partly, but also due to persistent lack of brushing and professional dental cleanings.
If we’re lucky, we get to live with our pets 10-20 years. That’s a significant amount of time to nurture a relationship from infancy, adolescence, or adulthood all the way to the golden years. Of course, the needs of younger animals vary from those of senior pets, but age-related changes can be supported by a lifelong commitment to pet health and wellness.