some 'good information to know' from Michael Taggart, owner of Tru Pet
Dental care in dogs and cats is one of the most overlooked areas of pet healthcare.
Did you know that the American Veterinary Dental Society estimates that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3.
Good oral health is an important part of good general health for your pet.
Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats:
- Bad breath.
- Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar.
- Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area.
- Drooling or dropping food from the mouth.
- Bleeding from the mouth.
- Loss of appetite or loss of weight (this combination can result from diseases of many organs, and early veterinary examination is important).
Caring for our pets teeth is just like caring for our own. Brushing and checking for damaged teeth should be part of our weekly routine (more frequently the better). As part of your yearly veterinarian visit have your vet look at your pets teeth, A dental cleaning may be necessary especially after the age of 3.
Introducing brushing early it always the best, but it has been said you can teach an old dog (or cat) new tricks.
Here is a slide show that gives a step by step guide to brushing. https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/ss/slideshow-brushing-dog-teeth
There are many other great dental products that make great additions to your pets oral care plan.
- Water Additives
- Dental Supplements
- Wysong DentaTreat
- Dental Formulated Foods
- Royal Canin
- Dental Treats
- Darford Breath Busters
- Dental Chews
- Merrick Fresh Kisses
- Wilder Harrier Dental Sticks
- Tartar Busters
Stop by the store and we can discuss a dental plan that works for your pet.
Tru Pet is located in the Richmond Heights Plaza, 10520 Yonge Street