Spike Says: National Pet Dental Health Month

4 02 2009

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so I thought I would share some of my pal, Lola’s tips for a healthy happy puppy smile.

1. 80% of humans brush their teeth at least twice a day, but very few pet owners brush their pets teeth.

2. Signs of gum disease includes yellow & brown build up of tarter around the gum line, inflammation & bad breath

3. One of the most common dental problems is broken or chipped teeth, some of which is caused by aggressively chewing on hard objects. Older & senior dogs are more prone to have this problem.

4. More then 80% of dogs & 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3, now that’s a big deal in dog & cat years!!