Keep your non-human roomie happy and safe during your reno, plus pooches, smooches and oral care
does your pet’s bad breath stop you from showing your undying love to your furry friend? Bad breath in pets is a sign of dental trouble, usually caused by the build-up of plaque and tartar on teeth, leading to inflammation and infection of the gums.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and, before you plan your special outing with your furry loved one, have your pet’s mouth examined by a vet to check for disease. Antiseptics may be needed to kill plaque bacteria. You also need to brush your pet’s teeth using a toothbrush with soft bristles and toothpaste designed for animals.
Give your pet something to chew on, such as treats and appropriate toys, to help reduce plaque and tartar accumulation. Never give your pet cooked bones as they are prone to splintering and can cause gastrointestinal obstruction.
Rabbits and guinea pigs’ teeth grow continuously through life and may not get enough to chew to wear their teeth down. These critters may benefit from non-toxic wooden chew blocks in addition to hay and grass in their diet.
Having your pet’s teeth checked annually will help to detect dental disease before it progresses, so you can shower your pet with kisses on Valentine’s Day and any other time of the year.
Show your lots of buddy love with kisses and cuddles on date night