Prevention Starts at Home!
Regular visits for professional cleanings are needed, just like in people, to manage the oral health of your pet. After a comprehensive cleaning we will make recommendations regarding at home care products that may include the following:
- Start slowly by handling your pet's mouth and touching the teeth. Make it fun and tasty by first dabbing your finger with a small amount of enzymatic toothpaste and rubbing it all over the teeth. Be sure to praise your pet and repeat the activity daily so they can grow accustomed to it.
- Try the same process described in step one with a small piece of gauze or cloth wrapped around your finger. Gradually you will be able to progress to a finger brush or very soft pet toothbrush.
Science Diet t/d is a complete diet that has a special fiber matrix to help clean the tooth as it is chewed. Helps to remove the bacteria laden plaque that leads to periodontal disease. This diet also works great as a treat.
BreathaLyser is a drinking water additive designed to help maintain oral hygiene and improve bad breath. it should be mixed with the regular drinking water and changed daily.
We carry several specially formulated dental chews that help to manually and sometimes chemically reduce plaque. These are usually specially treated raw-hides (CET) for dogs or treats(Greenies) for cats. We also recommend Greenies chews. These treats should be appropriately sized to your pet.
What Not to Use- these items are likely to result in tooth fracture
Nylon or other hard toys