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Posted on 01-19-2012

Pet Dental Tips from Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic

Maintaining good pet dental health is an important part of your pet's overall health - from brushing to offering appropriate chewing toys. Caring for your pet's teeth can help prevent some conditions, and alert you to the existence of others. At Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic, we're here to help you maintain your pet's oral health, both through home dental care and through professional oral care from our pet dentist.

Pet dental tips for Canton dog and cat owners

Why Pet Dental Care is Important

According to the ASPCA, 85% of dogs and cats suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Keeping up with your pet's dental care with regular visits to a veterinary clinic for routine dental pet services can make your dog or cat one of the lucky 15 percent who remain trouble-free.

Our veterinarians recommend you brush your pet's teeth on a regular basis for best results, and use animal-friendly products including pet specific toothpaste and toothbrushes. That staff at our cat and dog hospital are able to provide suggestions for good quality dental products. Check with our pet dentist for details and tips for how to brush your pet's teeth. Regular brushing can quickly become part of your grooming routine and be an enjoyable activity for your pet.

Offering the right kind of chew toys can help clean your pet's teeth while he chews. Select toys that are veterinarian-approved for dental care for helping maintain your pet's oral health. A good chew toy can help satisfy your pet's natural urge to chew while maintaining dental health at the same time.

If you suspect your pet is developing an oral problem, make an appointment to bring him to our vet hospital today. Waiting until your annual exam may cause the problem to worsen over time, and result in complications and more costly vet hospital care.

We'd love to know: What tips can you share with other pet owners about home pet dental care?

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