Dangers of Plaque
Did you know plaque can solidify into tartar on your pets teeth in as little as 36 hours? That is why it is so important to brush your dog or cats teeth every day.
A professional dental cleaning for your pet is much more costly and invasive then your dentist visit. Unlike humans, dogs and cats need to be put under anesthesia in order to have their teeth cleaned. Not only will you have a large bill for the service, but no-one wants to put their pet under anesthesia unless absolutely necessary.
If left untreated, tartar buildup can lead to a lot more dangerous diseases than just bad breath. Gingivitis, periodontal disease and even your dog's heart and liver can be affected. If this still does not worry you, your pet may be demonstrating low energy behavior from suffering from a dental related pain.
Don't worry! Dental disease is easily one of the most preventable illnesses in pets, and you have options.
There are toothbrushes and toothpastes formulated specifically for cats and for dogs. Do not use a human toothpaste on your pet's teeth, as they can sometimes have harmful ingredients such as xylitol or fluoride. To stay on the safe side, please use a pet specific toothpaste. Plus, your pet is more likely to learn to enjoy the brushing with a chicken, or peanut flavored toothpaste.
At City Pet HQ, we sell starter kits that come with the toothbrush, toothpaste and some even have a beginners finger brush.
If you absolutely know that your dog or cat will not let you brush their teeth, you still have options!
-Using a (pet formulated) mouthwash that you simply add to their regular drinking water.
-Using treats that specifically are designed to scrape the plaque and tartar off of their teeth.
-Switching their food to a kibble designed to help clean teeth as they chew.
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Don't forget to take care of you pet's teeth,
and always treat your pets with love.
-City Pet HQ