February is National Pet Dental Health Month
To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month every February. Click on the links below to learn more about how you can improve the dental (and overall) health of your pets.
How much do you know about your pet’s dental health? Take our quiz to find out!
Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets.
Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it’s completely preventable. Dr. Cindy Charlier explains what periodontal disease is and how we can prevent our pets from getting it.
Dr. Jan Bellows, a former president of the American Veterinary Dental College and owner of All Pets Dental in Weston, Fla., discussed the importance of dental health
Show us your pets’ pearly whites! Snap some photos of your pets’ beautiful teeth — and we mean any kind of pets: dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, ferrets, goats, cows … fuzzy, furred or finned, you name it. After all, pets need dental care, too. Watch our Facebook page, where we’ll be asking you to share those pictures with us and each other. You also can tweet or Instagram your photos with the hashtag #PetDental.
While February is National Pet Dental Health Month, dental health should be a daily ritual for pet owners all year long.