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Dental care for pets is really important and taking care of their teeth is a lot like taking care of your own human teeth. There are a lot of simple things you can try at home with your dog or cat to ensure that they have healthy teeth and gums throughout their lifetime. Plus, your veterinarian can help so you don't have to do it alone!
If you don't know the potential detrimental effects that dental disease can have on your pet, here's a list:
- infections and abscesses
- bad breath
- eating problems
- tooth loss
- can contribute to heart, liver, and kidney disease
All of that bad bacteria in your pet's mouth is flushed through their organs. Which is why it's important to provide proper dental care for your pet at home and visit the veterinarian on a regular basis.
Want to know the secrets to good dental care for pets at home? Check out these 7 tips to improve your pet's oral health by Dr. Clark Fobian, President of the AVMA from Mediaplanet's Pet Wellness campaign. If you browse around the website, you'll find some extremely useful information regarding your pet's health and care.
Besides providing readers with useful articles about pets and their health, the Pet Wellness campaign is also hosting a Healthy Pet Prize Pack Giveaway from Zuke's. The prize package is valued at $80! Now, we know you all like free stuff for your pets so we had to share this.
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If you'd like to enter the giveaway, all you need to do is visit the Pet Wellness campaign here and share your pet's health regimen in the comments section. The giveaway ends June 30th and a random winner will be selected from those who commented. Good luck!
We'd love to know your own secrets to at home dental care for your pets. What do you do to care for your pets' teeth? Let us know in the comments!
This post is sponsored by Mediaplanet. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about their Pet Wellness campaign, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.