The Key to Your Pet’s Overall Wellbeing: Dental Health

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Did you know that dental health plays a crucial role in your pet’s overall wellbeing? Poor dental hygiene can lead to more than just bad breath, but also tooth decay, painful gum disease, and even damage to their liver and kidneys. At Westwood Pet Care, we take dental health very seriously. That’s why we’re offering a special promotion this February for Dental Month. Keep reading to learn more about why dental health is essential for your pet’s overall wellbeing, and how we can help!

The Connection Between Dental Health and Overall Wellbeing

You may think that dental health only affects your pet’s mouth, but it actually impacts their entire system. Bacteria that’s built up in your pet’s teeth can spread to other areas of their body. This can cause infections and damage to vital organs, such as their heart, liver and kidneys. Poor dental health can also lead to difficulty eating and overall discomfort, which greatly impacts your pet’s ability to enjoy their day to day life.

Signs of Poor Dental Health

It’s important to keep an eye out for any signs that your pet may be experiencing poor dental health. Some of these may include the following:

  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Drooling
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Bad breath

If you notice any of these signs, schedule an appointment with Dr. Joki.

Tools for Maintaining Your Pet’s Dental Health

There are several tools you can use to maintain your pet’s dental health. Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly is one of the most effective ways to remove plaque and bacteria. That’s why we carry items in our online pharmacy to make dental care easier. We have special treats, dental diets, dental rinses, and even toothpaste in flavors pets will love such as seafood and poultry! These items allow you to give your pet a tasty treat while also improving their dental health.

Westwood Pet Care’s Dental Month Promotion

Be sure to take advantage of our February promotion. We’re offering a $20 discount and a free dental diet sample with a dental procedure. This is a great opportunity to get your pet’s teeth cleaned by our veterinary team and to try out a new dental diet that will help prevent plaque buildup.

Tips for Maintaining Your Pet’s Dental Health

In addition to our online store and dental promotion, there are other things you can do at home to improve your pet’s dental health. Use dental chews and toys to help clean your pet’s teeth in between brushings. Monitor your pet’s eating habits and look for signs of discomfort or pain when eating. And finally, take a look at your calendar and schedule a date for us to check out your pet’s teeth!

At Westwood Pet Care, we believe that dental health is essential for your pet’s overall wellbeing. Don’t wait any longer and take advantage of our Dental Month promotion to keep your furry friend’s teeth healthy and strong! Remember, a healthy mouth means a happy pet!

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