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February is Dental Health month and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We have a special Public Service Announcement today about how to show your pet love by taking care of their teeth. This is such an important part of overall pet healthcare because over 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of dental disease by three years of age. That might sound scary but it doesn’t have to. Starting and maintaining a dental health routine can be simple!
You can show your pet how much you love them by following these three simple steps for an easy dental health routine.
1. Go To Your Local PetSmart
Make a special date with your dog and head out for a trip to PetSmart®. They are pet friendly so your dog is always welcome to come in and shop with you. We have been taking Chuy here since he was a tiny puppy. Actually, we went to the PetSmart the very first night we got Chuy!
Chuy always comes out of PetSmart a happy customer!
He might have snuck a few other toys into the cart too! But, how can I say no to that face?!
2. Pick Out a Dental Treat
There’s an entire aisle dedicated to dental treats at PetSmart. At our local store, it’s the first aisle when you walk in.
It might be overwhelming at first when deciding which treat is best for your dog. We really love Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews because they come in a mini size which is perfect for toy breeds like Chuy.
Milk-Bone claims that when fed daily, Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews™ are as effective as brushing a dog’s teeth twice a week based on the reduction of tartar build up and halitosis. I love the benefits they give Chuy. Check out all those little ridges to help clean those teeth!
I recommend checking out all of the dental treats here that PetSmart has so you can make an educated decision on what’s best for your pet.
3. Set Up a Daily Dental Routine
Now that you have your dental treats, it’s time to set up a daily dental routine that includes brushing your pet’s teeth and a dental treat. Ideally, brushing your pet’s teeth at least three times per week is a cost-effective way to prevent periodontal disease because it breaks down the buildup of plaque & tartar. Set up a timer on your phone to remind you until it becomes a habit.
A dental health routine doesn’t have to be complicated. Find what works for your pet and stick with it. Taking good care of their teeth will show your pet how much you love them this Valentine’s Day and every day of the year!
Now we want to hear from you. Does your pet have a dental health routine or a favorite dental treat? Leave us a comment below and let us know!