How to take care of your pet’s dental health

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Here’s what you need to know, what to look out for, and how to keep your furry friend’s oral hygiene in tip-top shape. ?✨

Dental health for our pets is as important as ours. Keeping their pearly whites sparkly clean and minty fresh is one way to ensure they stay happy and healthy. Oral damage in our pet's body can eventually develop into a disease. Not only that, bacteria in plaque can enter the bloodstream and cause serious issues in the pet’s organs.


Here’s what you need to know, what to look out for, and how to keep your furry friend’s oral hygiene in tip-top shape. ?✨


What to know 

Your pet should be visiting the veterinarian annually for a health and dental check-up. It’s always best to catch any problem before it becomes a bigger issue, so make sure you pay attention to your pet’s health by tracking their well-being. Here are a few issues you need to know about pet dental care and maintenance!



Symptoms to look out for 

As pet parents, we have to keep an eye on our trusted companion and their behavior. Becoming extra moody and easily agitated is a sign that your pet isn’t feeling its best. ? Check if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 


How to care

As simple as it may seem, just like hoomans, our pets need a regular tooth-brushing schedule. Of course, daily brushing is an ideal scenario. But we understand that not every pawrent has time for that! So brushing every other day is also good enough. ?


For large pets, using a normal-sized pet toothbrush is fine. If your pet is on the smaller side, baby toothbrushes are better. There are various flavors of pet–friendly toothpaste available on the market, please do not use your own toothpaste on your pet. Unlike our own routine, we don’t have to rinse off the toothpaste after we’re done brushing our pet’s teeth!


Dental treats and toys can help clean your pet’s teeth without brushing them every day. There are also diets that can help prevent dental diseases in the future. Consult with the vet for the best diet plans for your paw friend. ?‍⚕️?



This article is reviewed by the veterinarian from Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University (CUVET)


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