Every month seems to have a theme that we can all relate to. February is one of our favorites as it’s Responsible Pet Owners Month. All month we will cover important topics to add to your knowledge base to keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe.
Important Topic for Responsible Pet Owners Month: pet dental health.
Fun fact: February is also National Pet Dental Health Month! Dental care is equally important in pets as it is for humans, yet it is one of the most neglected areas of pet care. In fact, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, two-thirds of pet parents aren’t providing the recommended level of oral care.
Why is dental care important? Bad breath, mouth sores, and loose/missing or broken teeth can all be avoided with proper dental care. While these issues may seem relatively minor, they can cause an infection that gets into the bloodstream, in turn leading to more serious health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease.
This is both an easy and cost-efficient route for dental care. Taking care of your pet's teeth on a daily basis, as opposed to a costly annual dental procedure at the animal hospital, is much more pleasant for both you and your pet. Check out our dental collection for toothbrushes, dental chews, oral sprays, and more.
Anesthesia-free dental cleanings
If your dog needs good teeth cleaning between routine cleanings, but want to avoid a serious surgical procedure, Tomlinson’s offers anesthesia-free dental cleanings in partnership with Canine Dental Services.
Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning is Team Tomlinson’s preferred choice for our own dogs and cats.
These cleanings are:
- Quick, easy, and pain-free
- Completely free of drugs
- Excellent for routine maintenance
- Provided by the licensed vets and oral care specialists at Canine Dental Services
Interested in learning more about the drug-free dental clinic or wanting to book an appointment? Click here to get a clean smile.
Feed raw foods and recreational bones
Improved dental health is one of the many benefits of feeding a raw diet. Raw pet foods have good bacteria that break down plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth. Recreational or raw, meaty bones encourage your pet to use their teeth to tear, cut, and scrape all the meaty goodness off the bone. It’s nature’s toothbrush!
IMPORTANT: Always abide by these safety tips when feeding bones or hard chews.
Dental care for your pet isn’t just fresh breath and a sparkling smile. To maximize their quality and quantity of life, it’s an important attribute to overall health. What are your pet’s favorite ways to clean their teeth?