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7 Reasons to Celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month

16 days ago   |   By North Penn Animal Hospital

February is not just the time of year when you huddle by the fire and wish that winter would just be over already. It's also National Pet Dental Health Month. If you don't already brush your pet's teeth or bring them in to us for a regular cleaning, here are 7 reasons you and your pet should participate in this important month:
1. Prevent periodontal disease
Without regular care, the plaque on your pet's teeth will build up, leading to tartar and gingivitis, which can develop into periodontal disease. Studies have shown that by the age of 3, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have periodontal...
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February is Pet Dental Health Month

16 days ago   |   By North Penn Animal Hospital

Consistent, quality dental care is just as important for your pet's health as it is for yours. You brush your teeth daily, floss , and see your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. You take care of cavities, gum disease, and other dental health issues as needed. You are proactive about your dental health, because you know dental issues can not only worsen if neglected, but that they can also be more difficult and costly to address later on. Not to mention that gum disease can increase the risk of developing heart disease.
The same is true for your pets. Regular, preventive dental...
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