The Gresham Animal Hospital Team Loves Your Pets Like Our Own
Gresham families, do you feel as though your pet is more than just a pet? Is your pet an important and well-loved part of your family? Do you want to ensure that your pet received top-notch care here in Gresham? If so, don’t hesitate to contact Gresham Animal Hospital when your pet needs high-quality veterinary services. The Gresham Animal Hospital team is dedicated to bringing Gresham all the best in veterinary services.
February Is Pet Dental Health Month
Here at Gresham Animal Hospital, we’re eager to help Gresham pet owners help their pets live long, happy, healthy lives. One thing you may not know is that your pet needs you to look after their dental health in addition to their general health.
Bad Breath Is Not Normal For Your Pets
You may have come to expect your dog or cat’s breath to have a certain odor to it. However, just like with humans, your pet’s bad breath can be an indicator of other serious dental health issues. In fact, bad breath can be a sign of tooth or gum disease for your cat or dog.
How To Take Care Of Your Pet’s Dental Health At Home
So, what’s the best way to take care of your pet’s dental health? Believe it or not, the answer is right in front of you. You should brush your pet’s teeth! That’s right – just like humans, pets can benefit greatly from having their teeth brushed. You should brush your pet’s teeth two to three times daily.
How Should I Brush My Pet’s Teeth?
Brushing your pet’s teeth is much easier when you start early. You can gently lift their lips to expose their teeth, then use a rubber finger brush covered in some meaty or sticky treat. This will get them accustomed to the feeling of brushing. Once they are accustomed to the feeling, you can switch the treat for toothpaste. Be sure you have a pet-specific toothpaste for your dog or cat.
If you find that your pet is very averse to having their teeth brushed, or if your schedule doesn’t allow for regular brushing, we recommend using veterinary-recommended dental chews to help keep their teeth happy. When you can manage actually brushing their teeth, of course, this is the best option.
Bring Your Pet To Gresham Animal Hospital For Dental Care
Of course, when your pet needs professional dental care, you can rely on the Gresham Animal Hospital team. We’re eager to help keep your pet happy and healthy! If you need pet dental care, or even just a routine check-up for your pet, be sure to book an appointment.
Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care
Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.