3 Easy Ways to Keep Pets Teeth Healthy

When teeth get dirty and then get infected, it can cause pets a lot of pain as well as other health problems. It affects their overall health and can reduce their quality of life. With these three ways of helping your pet's teeth stay cleaner, you can improve your pet's overall health. Contact The Village Vet if you live in or around Baltimore and would like to schedule a pet dental appointment.

Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Just as you brush your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste, pets also need this treatment for the health of their teeth. Regularly brush their teeth with great-tasting toothpaste and your pet may even enjoy the process. There are a lot of pet-friendly toothpaste and toothbrushes for pets that are available on the market. Be sure to get a toothbrush that is a good fit for the size of their mouth. The veterinarian can tell you how often your pet needs this teeth-cleaning method performed.

Pet Dental Cleaning

Occasionally, you may need to schedule a pet dental appointment for a complete dental cleaning. This generally means that the pet is sedated while its teeth are thoroughly cleaned by the veterinarian. They will remove the plaque that has built up as well as any tartar on the teeth.

Dental Treats

There are a number of dental chews that pets can use to loosen plaque on their teeth. Try a couple of these to see whether they make a difference. Most are flavored to taste great to pets, so they may love these treats as well as get benefits from them.

Dental Care is Preventative Care

When your pet has a lot of plaque or tartar, it can cause a variety of health issues in the mouth and other areas of your pet’s body. If it has been a while since your furry friend’s last dental check-up and you live in or around Baltimore, call The Village Vet today at (410) 367-8111 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.