February is National Pet Dental Health Awareness Month!
Did you know that just like people, our dogs and cats get plaque, gingivitis, and ultimately dental disease? We know dental care for your pet can seem daunting, but setting healthy habits at a young age can make a huge difference! Our doctor and staff are committed to providing education on how to care for your pet’s teeth at home, including what products to use, how to brush your pet’s teeth, and what chews and toys to steer clear of for the sake of your dog or cat’s dental health.
Some facts: By Age 3, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs will have a form of dental disease; “Doggy Breath” is not normal and is a sign of dental disease; Regular dental care can help your pet live up to 20% longer; If left untreated, dental disease can affect your pet’s vital organs. We recommend dental exams for all cats and dogs two years and older, and in-home brushing is recommended 2-3 times a week starting at five months old. The Butte Humane Society Clinic offers affordable dental care for your pets including cleanings and extractions! The first step is scheduling an exam to see our doctor for a dental check-up. If treatment is needed, our veterinarian will create a treatment plan that is customized to fit your pet’s needs. Is your pet over 2 years old and never had a dental exam? Have a young pet and want more information on when and how to start a dental care routine? Now is the perfect time to get on track with managing your pet’s dental health! Call us to schedule your appointment today at 530-343-7917 ext. 202.