Preventive care is of utmost importance. Just as you brush your own teeth every day, daily brushing of your pet's teeth is the best measure you can take to maintain good oral health. Always use a veterinary formulated tooth paste to ensure your pet's safety. And ask us for a demo and tips to make the experience pleasurable for you and your pet!
If you cannot brush, the next best thing is to give your pet a specially formulated dental diet or dental chews. Be aware that many, many products are labeled "dental" but provide little or no real benefit. At
Now, if your pet will not allow you to brush, and for some reason, refuses dental food and/or treats, the next best thing is an oral hygiene rinse that, like the food and treats, helps prevent plaque from adhering to the teeth. It is also beneficial to use the oral hygiene rinse in conjunction with dental foods, brushing and/or treats.
Regular dental exams when your pet comes in for a visit with the doctor are also an important part of preventive care. Problems can be spotted early - when they are most easily treated.
Just as your own dentist recommends annual cleanings for optimum oral health, the doctors at Beaver Brook recommend that your pet come in for regular professional cleanings.