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How To Care for Your Pet’s Teeth
A dental guide for every day, week, month and year
Dental disease affects more than 80% of adult cats and dogs The consequences of tooth decay are unpleasant enough (think about your last toothache). When left untreated, dental problems can cause disease and infection in your pet’s mouth, blood and even vital organs.
But it’s not hard to maintain your pet’s oral health. We’ve got a schedule of solutions.
Try dental pet food. Consider feeding your dog or cat teeth-cleaning kibble. Dental formulas for dogs and cats have ingredients that may help prevent plaque and tartar buildup and the kibble pieces are shaped to help scrub plaque from teeth.Shop dental formula dog food Shop dental formula cat food
Treat your pet to a dental delicacy. Dental chews, crunchy biscuits and rawhides can help clean your dog’s choppers in a fun way. Cats get their own dental treats in the form of small, crunchy nuggets.Shop dog dental treats Shop cat dental treats
Make sure your pet has chew toys. Dogs particularly like to gnaw on toys, which is a calorie-free way to help keep plaque at bay.Shop dog chew toys Shop cat chew toys
Three times a week
Brush your pet’s teeth. Brushing removes plaque and tartar. Use a toothbrush and toothpaste especially designed for dogs or cats.Shop dog toothbrushes & toothpaste Shop cat toothbrushes & toothpaste
Once a month
Look in your pet’s mouth. Carefully scan the teeth and gums for any signs of dental disease.
Once a year
Go to the “pet dentist.” Schedule a thorough dental exam with your veterinarian.Shop all dog dental care Shop all cat dental care