Most people probably don’t think too much about a dog’s oral hygiene. However, vets are saying that proper dental care is actually vital to your pet’s health.
It’s getting a lot of attention because Pet Dental Hygiene Month is coming up in February. But it’s an important issue in its own right. The ASPCA reports, for example, that many dogs have gum disease by the time they are four years old. Their website offers quite a few tips for getting dogs used to the idea of having their teeth brushed, as well as for checking for gum disease.
You can find other great tips with this blog post from One Green Planet.
Cats have similar issues. We humans just tend to assume that if animals don’t brush their teeth in the wild then it’s not important for them to brush them in the home, either. Of course, that argument doesn’t make a lot of sense, since cats and dogs wouldn’t have vet visits in the wild, either!
So head out to your local pet store and get supplies to start taking care of your pet’s dental health today. And make sure you pass any information about your normal dental hygiene routine over to your local pet sitters. As your Washington, DC pet sitters we do care about your pet’s health as much as you do, and we want you both to be happy, healthy, and safe.