Good oral care helps your dog live a healthy, happy life



Dogs get gum disease, too

By age 3, 80% of dogs show signs of tooth and gum disease. This can mean build-up of tartar along the gum line, red inflamed gums and persistent bad breath. Not only is tartar bad for teeth, but some veterinarians think it's linked to heart, lung, and kidney disease, making it even more important to prevent it.

Veterinarians recommend cleaning your dog’s teeth daily

Just like you, a dog’s teeth needs daily care to keep clean. Bad breath, plaque and tartar are just some of the consequences of uncared for teeth. After all, how long would you go without brushing your teeth? The earlier you learn about your dog’s oral health, the better.

The Veterinary Oral Health Council

Veterinarians find oral care so vital to overall health that the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) was formed to recognize products that meet pre-set standards of slowing and minimizing plaque and tartar growth in dogs and cats. Regular use of products carrying the VOHC Seal of Acceptance may help reduce the severity of periodontal disease in pets, so you can trust your dog’s oral health regimen is working.

Start an oral health regimen for your dog

Ask your veterinarian about how to care for your pet’s teeth and gums, and get your dog comfortable with oral care. Your veterinarian is also a great place to find out about other products that can help keep your dog’s teeth even cleaner. Remember to always stay informed about your dog’s oral care!

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