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Alta Vista Veterinary Clinic
510-537-3562
510-537-3562

Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean

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Dental hygiene as just as important to your pets as it is to you. Keeping your pet’s teeth clean can prevent decay and tooth loss when they get older, as well as improve the overall health of your pet. In addition, a healthier mouth keeps your pet’s breath from smelling bad. Here are some tips on keeping your pet’s teeth clean.

Nutrition

The first step to ensuring that your dog or cat has healthy teeth is to ensure you are feeding them quality food. Some kinds of food may be marketed for your pet when they aren’t really good for them. Improper nutrition can contribute to poor oral health.

Chew Toys and Treats

For your dog, investing in chew toys can be another way to keep their teeth clean. Chewing on something rough will help scrape tartar off their teeth, and some treats are made specifically with this benefit in mind.

Routine Veterinary Visits

The final step to keeping your pet’s teeth clean is to keep current with veterinary visits, including routine cleanings and checkups. Your veterinarian will be able to diagnose any potential problems early on and assist you with any necessary changes if dental health is starting to decline. This will allow you to catch problems quickly and prevent them from getting worse. To schedule a pet dental cleaning, contact Alta Vista Veterinary Clinic today.