Home Care Strategies
Managing Dental Health At Home
By using preventative dental home care strategies you, the pet owner, can significantly decrease the chances of your pet developing recurrent dental diseases. Home dental care is very important for the health of your much-loved companion.
Statistics show that 70% of cats and dogs over the age of three years have some form of dental disease. Regular veterinary exams, along with regularly practised dental home care strategies will keep your pets’ teeth healthy and significantly reduce the incidence of periodontal disease.
Daily Tooth Brushing: (C.E.T® Oral Hygiene Kit® )
The most effective way to remove plaque from the teeth is through regular brushing. It is important to use a tooth brush and paste specifically designed for pets. The foaming agents, flavours and fluoride in human toothpaste can make a pet feel sick if swallowed. Make contact with the surface of each tooth using up and down and circular motions. Some pets prefer the use of an electric toothbrush, which can also make your job easier. Daily brushing is the gold standard but every second day is acceptable. Any less frequent, and minimal benefits are seen.
Dental Diets – Food as Medicine:
Dental Chews / Treats: (C.E.T® Veggiedent®)
Drinking Water Additives: (C.E.T® Aquadent®)
Like most things in life, the more effort that is put into developing and maintaining a regular homecare strategy for your pet’s dental health, the greater the reward will be. The greatest reward will be a clean, healthy and pain-free mouth for your beloved friend.