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3 Tips for Caring for Your Pet’s Teeth for Pet Dental Health Month

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February is the shortest month of the year, but that’s not the only thing that’s special about it. It is also Pet Dental Health Month and the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge of caring for your dog or cat’s teeth. Much like humans, pets need regular dental checkups and cleanings. Unfortunately, many do not receive these services. And without proper dental care, most develop periodontal disease by the age of three

At Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resources, we provide pet dental care in Swansea and are here to help you give your furry friend a healthy smile. Keep reading to discover a few tips for caring for your pet’s teeth all year long! 

Learn How to Brush Their Teeth

You probably brush your teeth every day and make your kids do the same. Why not brush your dog or cat’s teeth, too? Brushing your pet’s teeth at home requires special toothpaste and a toothbrush made for pets. If you need help finding the right products or learning how to tackle brushing your cat or dog’s teeth, we can help. 

Shop for Dental Toys and Treats

Instead of buying your pet regular toys and treats, look for ones that provide dental benefits. Dental toys and treats are made to remove plaque and tartar from pets’ teeth. Some also massage the gums. While they are not a substitute for brushings and other forms of dental care, they do help maintain oral health. 

Schedule Pet Dental Care in Swansea

Keeping up with professional pet dental care is one of the best ways to ensure your pet’s long-term oral health. When you choose Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resources for pet dental care in Swansea, we’ll carefully examine your pet’s teeth and gums, take x-rays, and clean the teeth above and below the gum line. If we find any problems, we will address them or discuss them with you to determine the best course of action. 

If your furry friend is due for a dental checkup, we’d love to help. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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