Thursday, February 4, 2010

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath!  That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.  

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February. 

Click on the links below to learn more about National Pet Dental Health Month, and how you can improve the dental (and overall) health of your pets.  

Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing.  He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets. 

In this AVMA Animal Tracks podcast, Dr. Linda DeBowes talks about the importance of dental health for our pets. 

Dog breath is nothing to smile about ... even for a cat.  View the National Pet Dental Health Month ad from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Show AVMA your pets' pearly whites!  They are looking for photos of your pet's beautiful teeth - and they mean any kind of pets: dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, ferrets, goats, cows ... fuzzy, furred or finned, you name it.  After all, pets need dental care, too.  View and submit your photos on their Flickr group: Pearly White Pets

View the AVMA's press release on National Pet Dental Health Month.

Learn More
For more information on National Pet Dental Health Month, including educational tools and downloadable posters, visit

While February is National Pet Dental Health Month, dental health should be a daily ritual for pet owners all year long. 

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Twinkietinydog said...

My mom's going to check out your links. I think I'll hibernate this month. Besides, my breath is always minty fresh!

Melissa Trajano-Williams said...

Your so funny Twink! The links are very insightful!

Sagira said...

Thanks! Mom actually brushed my teeth...I wasn't very happy about this.

Melissa Trajano-Williams said...

Yeahhhhh......glad she brushed them up for you!

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