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Pearly whites are for pets, too!

Photo of Buddy posted on our Facebook page by Terri R.

February is National Pet Dental Health Month which is a time that we recognize and remind pet owners of the importance of good oral hygiene for our pets. We brush our teeth on a regular basis but often forget that our pets’ teeth need regular cleaning as well!

Here’s how easy it is:

  1. Visit your local pet store
  2. Pick up some pet toothpaste and a pet toothbrush (or you can just use your finger)
  3. Squirt a small blob of pet toothpaste on your finger or pet toothbrush
  4. Rub it around on the left and right sides of your pet’s teeth (don’t worry about trying to clean the insides of the teeth)
  5. Plan on doing this 3-4 nights per week that you can devote a spare 5 minutes to your pet
  6. That’s it!

To learn more specifics about teeth brushing techniques and the risks your pet faces from lack of good oral hygiene, read our top 10 facts about pet dental health.

Happy brushing!


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