February is National Pet Dental Health Month. More than just a cosmetic issue, yellow teeth and bad breath can be a sign of serious disease in pets. This condition can result in nutritional problems and can eventually cause damage to organs such as kidneys, liver and heart. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets, with most dogs and cats becoming affected by age three years. You can help prevent disease and decrease emergency visits to the vet by keeping your pet’s teeth and mouth healthy.
The American Veterinary Medical Association offers helpful information about mouth and dental care for pets. Visit https://www.avma.org/events/national-pet-dental-health-month. Challenge yourself by taking their quick, online quiz and watch the short videos on how to provide good mouth care for your canine and feline friends.