Pet Dental Care | How Dental Chews Can Benefit Your Pets

February is National Pet Dental Month! Did you know that dental disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed issues in pets? Without treatment or constant home care, severe dental issues can impact their health, shutting down other systems in their body. That’s why we recommend dental chews. Dental chews are known for their unique shape and texture and are made to clean teeth and rub away plaque. These treats are able to get into areas of your pet’s mouth that you may not be able to. Even though it is recommended to clean your pet’s teeth regularly, plaque and tartar can still build up and may eventually lead to the loss of teeth. 

Why Your Pet Needs Dental Chews

  • Fresh breath

It’s natural for our pets not to have the freshest breath or a smell that we aren’t used to. Dental treats can help where we can’t! We won’t be able to get to every nook and cranny of their mouth but the unique shape of dental treats can help.

  • Plaque control

Plaque can cause irreparable damage to your pet’s health if it is not regularly maintained. When left uncontrolled, pets can have inflamed gums, bad breath, and discolored teeth.

  • Healthy teeth and gums

After the plaque of your pet’s teeth is controlled, you can expect their teeth and gums to be the healthiest. Be proactive with brushing their teeth and gums as well, and you know your pet will be truly healthy.

  • Treat in itself!

Although dental treats have a great function, it is a treats for your pets! Many of these treats can be given daily but be aware of the ingredients. Some can be high in sugar and have grains. Learn to read the ingredients, control the sugar intake, and if your pet has a grain intolerance, choose a different brand of dental chews. 

Animal Medical Center of Appleton can give you a recommendation of dental chews to give to your beloved pet, as well as offer advice on how pet dental care. We also offer pet dental care as well! Reach out to us at 920-749-1717.