Did you know that according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by age 3?
Smelly breath, irritated gums, difficulty eating, and tartar buildup are all signs that your pet needs help keeping their teeth clean.
Poor dental health can lead to tooth loss, expensive oral surgery, and infections that can spread bacteria to the rest of the body.
Fortunately, preventative care can keep your pet’s mouth fresh, clean, and healthy.
February is Pet Dental Health Month, the perfect time to make easy changes.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s teeth and gums, and to discuss whether your pet may need a professional cleaning.
At home, brushing your pet’s teeth with a toothpaste formulated for pets at least a few times per week.
“If your cat or dog hates brushing, a tasty, chicken flavored pet toothpaste can help,” says Larissa Schenck, Director of Marketing at 1-800-PetMeds®.
If your pet still won’t let you brush their teeth, try tooth wipes, dental treats, and water additives can help keep their teeth clean without the fuss.
SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT SWEEPSTAKES:
Enter the Something To Smile About Sweepstakes for a chance to win a dental care package for your cat or dog.
The dog dental care package will include a toothbrush & toothpaste kit, a pack of Max’s Dental Wipes, Be Fresh Dental Care Solution, VetriScience Perio Support, Crumps’ Plaque Busters, and a TropiClean Floss Rope Ball with Liquid Floss.
The cat dental care package will include a toothbrush & toothpaste kit, a pack of Max’s Dental Wipes, Be Fresh Dental Care Solution, VetriScience Perio Support, Feline Greenies® Dental Treats, and C.E.T.® Oral Hygiene Chews for Cats.
The 1-800-PetMeds® Something To Smile About Sweepstakes runs from Saturday, Feb. 1 through Thursday Feb. 27.
Everyone who enters from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) Feb. 1, 2020 to Feb. 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT is eligible to win.
Visit the Something To Smile About Sweepstakes page to enter. Winners are randomly chosen and will be announced via email on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.