Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pet Pointers: Do's and Don't's of Brushing Your Pet's Teeth

Not everyone is a Veterinarian who knows the ins and outs of pet dental care. For those of us who aren't you might not be aware of the importance that brushing your pet's teeth has on their overall health. Dr. Truitt, DVM of The Vet Set on behalf of Petsmile VOHC Approved toothpaste, has put together her top "Do's & Don'ts" for brushing your dog's teeth.
Dr. Truitt is available to offer the following do's and don'ts for brushing your dog's teeth:
  • Do:
    • Brush your pet's teeth regularly with a toothpaste that will not only give them fresh breath, but will improve their dental health. This is the single best thing you can do at home to keep their mouths healthy
    • Ask your veterinarian about your pet's oral health. They are trained to look for signs of dental disease in pets and will recommend the best course of action
    • Provide chews that help clean teeth. There are tons of treats that are scientifically proven to reduce plaque and tartar accumulation
  • Don't:
    • Provide chews that will damage their teeth. Bones, hooves and antlers don't clean their teeth, instead, they are the major cause of broken teeth.
    • Allow your pet's teeth to be cleaned without anesthesia. Cleanings without anesthesia seem like a good idea, however, the tartar below the gum line and between the teeth cannot be removed.

The Vet Set was founded Dr. Taylor Truitt and Dr. Eva Radke to bring the best veterinary care to your home, office, or hotel in Manhattan and Brooklyn 7 days a week. The Vet Set offers preventative medicine, vaccines, diagnostic testing, health certificates, acupuncture, and hospice care.  With an easy to use app and also telemedicine The Vet Set makes it easier than ever to keep in touch with your vet!  For more info visit:

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