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Posted on 05-15-2017

Easy Ways You Can Keep Your Pet's Teeth Clean

Keeping your pet's teeth clean is vital for its health--truly it is! Like in humans, dental disease in pets has been linked with other health problems and even shorter lifespans. Our Collierville veterinarian team--also serving Germantown, Piperton, and nearby communities--wants every pet owner to bring their animal in for a regular pet dental exam to ensure their cat's or dog's teeth gums are as healthy as possible. We recommend scheduling a comprehensive pet dental exam and cleaning at least once a year, but maybe more depending on your pet's specific needs.

So, what to do in between those visits? Fortunately, it's easier to keep your pet's teeth clean than you may think! Read on to learn more.tips to keep your pets teeth clean from your veterinarian in collierville

3 Easy Ways To Keep Your Pet's Teeth Clean

  1. Give your animal a pet-safe and dental-friendly chew toy. This is helpful (and easy!) for a couple reasons. One, lots of dogs and cats like to chew on things, even if it's something they aren't supposed to. Providing your animal with a safe chew toy will prevent it from breaking or cracking a tooth on something else. Equally, many chew toys and dental food treats are actually specially designed and formulated to help prevent or reduce tartar and plaque build-up.
  2. Get in the good habit of brushing your pet's teeth. It's best to start doing this--and keep doing this--when your animal is still young. Aim to do this at least a few times per week, and feel free to ask our Collierville veterinarian staff for tips.
  3. Be aware of what your pet is eating. A lot of commercial cat and dog food brands contain a lot of fillers, preservatives, and other artificial ingredients can contribute to tooth decay and bacterial infections. When possible, go for high quality animal foods made with as many natural ingredients as possible, and be sure your pet always has plenty of water.

Give Our Collierville Animal Clinic Today!

To schedule a pet dental exam or to learn more about our other veterinary services, call Collierville Animal Clinic today at 901-853-8519. Are you and your pup new to us? You're in luck--first-time clients receive a FREE wellness exam with a veterinarian in Collierville. Call now!

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