Do you have a dog or cat or another well-loved pet? February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Did you know, your pet’s dental health is an important part of your pet’s overall health? Well, it’s true! So, that brings us to the question of what is your canine dental care know-how? Test it out with this fun quiz. Check your answers at the bottom, but no cheating!
1. When is it time to take your pet to the veterinarian to check out their teeth?
a. Once a year
b. When he or she has bad breath
c. When his or her teeth are broken, discolored, bleeding or swelling
d. If you see reduced appetite, abnormal chewing, drooling or dropping food from the mouth
e. All of the above
2. What is the absolute most important thing you can do to maintain your pet’s dental health in between professional cleanings?
b. Brush their teeth
c. Give them dental treats
d. Use pet-safe mouthwash for their stinky breath
e. Feed them chocolate
3. What is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats?
b. Malocclusion, or jaw misalignment
c. Periodontal Disease
d. Teeth turning purple
e. Broken or cracked teeth
As you can see, there are a lot of things to think about when it comes to you, and your furry loved one’s oral health. That is why Dr. Brian T. Edwards, DDS in Newhall, California, take pride in giving you the education you need to keep your families oral health in tip-top shape!
If you have any questions, or would like to come in for your six-month checkup, please call us today at 661-254-4000. We are always happy to help you in any way we can. Here are the answers below!
Answers: 1. e. 2. b. 3. c.