Pet Dental Archives

Tips on keeping your dog’s teeth clean

1. Brush at least 3 times per week to get maximum benefit

2. Don’t use human toothpaste unless you have taught your dog to spit! Look on the back of your toothpaste. You will most likely find a statement that it should not be ingested. This is because it contains soap. Soap creates foam, which gives people the perception that the product is cleaning but is not indicative of the cleaning power of a product (it is for marketing purposes: perception is reality). Toothpaste designed specifically for pets does not contain soap; it won’t foam up; and it can be swallowed safely.

3. Replace the toothbrush when the bristles become frayed or every 3 months, as the brush will start to harbor microorganisms.

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National Pet Dental Month

Title: National Pet Dental Month
Location: Queen of Paws Boutique & Spa, 4515 W. 90th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66207
Link out: Click here
Start Date: 2013-02-01
End Date: 2013-02-28

Preventatives For Healthy Dog Teeth

It’s not too late to take care of your dog’s teeth!

Additional preventatives for healthy teeth are available at our boutique such as toothpaste, chews bones & more. We care about your pet’s teeth too! Check out some of our products for good teeth.

Dental Care For Your Pet

Three Steps to Success

Your pet needs dental care – regular, professional care from your veterinarian, as well as care at home from you. The American Veterinary Dental Society recommends that pet owners follow three basic steps:

STEP 1: Take your pet to the veterinarian for a dental exam. Don’t wait for his annual checkup if you suspect a problem.

STEP 2: Begin a dental care regimen at home. Your veterinarian can suggest steps that may include brushing your pet’s teeth. One of the most convenient and effective ways to combat oral disease is feeding specially formulated foods proven effective in combating plaque and tartar buildup. The Seal of Acceptance from the Veterinary Oral Health Council, an organization initiated by the American Veterinary Dental Society to guide consumers, appears on products that meet defined standards for plaque and tartar control in dogs and cats.

STEP 3: Schedule regular veterinary checkups. These are essential in helping your veterinarian monitor the progress of your pet’s dental health routine. Your veterinary health care team can help you schedule the appropriate visits.

Great products for a home care regimen for your pet. These products are available at Queen of Paws Boutique. If there’s anything I can help you with please let me know. We care about your pet’s health just as much as you do!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don’t turn your nose to Fido’s or Fluffy’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

Dog breath is nothing to smile about … even for a cat.

Remember:  While February is National Pet Dental Health Month, dental health should be a daily ritual for pet owners all year long.

Send me a message on questions you have on which products are good for your dog’s breath & for their teeth.

Yappy Woofing!

Christine & Myko