Long in the Tooth: Supporting Senior Pet Dental Care
Oral health is vital for all pets, but for those approaching the golden years, routine cleanings and exams are of the utmost importance. February marks National Pet Dental Health month, and our team is excited to broaden your understanding of senior pet dental care.
A Worthy Venture
The vast majority of pets over the age of three are affected by periodontal disease in one form or another. There are four stages of this painful disease that range from gingivitis to tooth loss, which is why your pet’s dental health is a major facet of his or her lifetime wellness. At Godspeed Animal Care, we include an assessment of your pet’s teeth and gums during every routine exam.Continue…
Cavities in Dogs? While Rare, They’re Not Unheard Of
We emphasize good pet dental care because periodontal disease is irreversible and progressive. The good news is that with a dedicated dental care routine, this disease is entirely preventable.
There is another facet of pet dental care that requires an added layer of vigilance, however. Dental cavities in dogs are a known phenomenon but because they aren’t as common, dog owners may be surprised to know they’re actually a risk.Continue…
Pet Dental Treats: Do They Really Work?
If you pursue the aisles of your local pet supply store, the number of dental care products available for pets is simply staggering. Dental diets, chews, rinses, and treats abound. With most pets having some degree of dental disease before 3 years of age, the need is there. But do they really work?
Understanding and choosing pet dental treats can be a difficult task to undertake. Thankfully, your friends at Godspeed Animal Care are here to help you.
Pet Dental Health: More Than Meets The Eye
Cleaning your pet’s teeth may rank below scooping litter or trimming nails on the excitement-o-meter, but keeping your pet’s dental health on the back burner can cost you both. Beyond all the wonderful benefits associated with adopting a new dental care regimen (bad breath, be gone!), keeping your pet’s pearly whites healthy may extend your precious pet’s life as much as two years.
If you’re new to the notion of pet dental health and care, read on to learn what matters and why. Continue…