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Dental Health is Critical for Long-Term Wellness     

Dr. Al Townshend The health of the teeth is a critical factor in the long-term health of every animal. When veterinarians, doctors, and dentists talk about dental health, they are referring to the whole mouth and not just the teeth. Oral health encompasses the teeth, gums, tongue, throat, the lining of the mouth and cheeks.  […]

Oral Hygiene and Fresh Breath   

Dr. Al Townshend Dental health is really about the overall health of the mouth, or what is known as oral health. It is just as essential in the pet’s health as it is for their Guardians. Can you imagine how your mouth would look and feel if you never brushed your teeth or used mouth […]

How to Tell If Your Pet Has a Dental Issue   

By: Dr. Al Townshend Dental Issue Prevention The first step in avoiding a dental issue is examining your pet’s mouth regularly. Your veterinarian will do a thorough examination of the mouth as part of its annual exam. However, catching problems early is important as dental issues can happen, if not dealt with immediately. Exams are […]

How to Brush Your Dog or Cat’s Teeth   

Like human dental hygiene, the best way to slow the process and delay dental cleanings is to brush your pet’s teeth. For instance, The American Veterinary Dental College says; “Brushing your dog’s teeth is the single most effective means to maintain oral health between professional dental examinations”. According to Dr. Morgan Deramus, associate veterinarian at an […]

Why is Dental Health So Important?     

Dr. Al Townshend Do you brush your pet’s teeth daily? Because it turns out – many of us don’t! According to the American Veterinary Dental College, by age 3, many dogs and cats will develop dental disease. As with humans, dental health for our pets is one of the essential things we Guardians can do to […]

Five Ways To Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy   

Nutrition 1 – Feed your pet nutritious food that is species appropriate — high in quality protein and low in carbohydrates. Two good choices are grain-free and raw. 2 – Give your dog raw bones or high-quality dental chews to help keep plaque and tartar from forming on their teeth. Do not feed dogs cooked […]

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth    

Poor oral hygiene can cause serious or sometimes even life threatening problems for your dog, yet it is often overlooked. Having your pet’s teeth brushed only at the groomer’s is not enough; the onus is on the conscientious Guardian to maintain their dog’s teeth with regular brushing. Regular dental care can not only add years […]

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