Should I brush my pets teeth?

As silly as it may look and as much as your pets may hate it, brushing your dog or cat’s teeth is essential in ensuring that they don’t fall victim to periodontal disease later in life. The resultant loss of teeth, and the inability of your pet to eat certain foods, could mean costly specialty foods later down the line.

Thankfully, you don’t have to do as good a job brushing your pet’s teeth as you do your own. A mere 30 seconds a day makes a great impact to the dental health of your animal. If you do decide to brush your pet’s teeth, it’s important that you use specially made toothpaste, as the kind humans use can be dangerous if ingested. For more information on the kinds of pet tooth brushing kits available, visit a pet shop near you.

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