February Is National Pet Dental Health Month!

Courtesy of AVMA. AVMA is the Nation's leading advocate for the veterinary professional.

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.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month every February. Click on the links below to learn more about how you can improve the dental (and overall) health of your pets. 


 Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily toothbrushing. Also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets. 

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it's completely preventable. Dr. Cindy Charlier explains what periodontal disease is and how we can prevent our pets from getting it.

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Learn more about pet dental health , including how to take care of your pet's teeth year-round, and why anesthesia is important.


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

Veterinarians: Inform your clients

Get our  Pet Dental Health Month toolkit  to help make your clinic's observances easy and successful. The toolkit includes downloadable client handouts, tips for event planning and marketing, an easy-to-use press release template, and more. It'savailable exclusively to AVMA members .

See below for tips and tutorials on how to brush Fluffy or Fido's teeth!



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