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Pet Dental Health Month

Make sure your pet stays healthy this month - give them the best dental care during Pet Dental Health Month!
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February 1
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February 1 marks the start of Pet Dental Health Month, a time to celebrate the importance of pet oral hygiene. We all know that dental health is important for humans, but did you know that it's just as important for our furry friends? Poor dental health can lead to serious medical conditions such as tooth loss and gum disease in pets, which can be difficult (and expensive) to treat. This February, join us in celebrating your pet's dental health by taking steps to ensure their mouth is healthy and strong!

History of Pet Dental Health Month

Pet Dental Health Month Dates

Pet Dental Health Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pet Dentistry</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pet dentistry became recognized as a veterinary specialty, highlighting the importance of oral health in animals.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Veterinary Oral Health Council</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Veterinary Oral Health Council was formed to establish recognized standards for dental products for pets.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pet Oral Healthcare Campaign</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pet healthcare companies launched campaigns promoting pet dental health, leading to increased public awareness on the issue.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pet Dental Health Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pet Dental Health Month was established in February to promote animal oral hygiene and preventative care.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emergence of Dental Treats</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pet food companies introduced new lines of dental treats designed to clean teeth, control tartar, and freshen breath, reflecting the growing consumer demand for pet dental products.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Pet Dental Health Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Schedule a dental checkup</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your pet in for a dental checkup with the veterinarian. This will give them the opportunity to clean their teeth and check for any problems.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Brush your pet's teeth</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get a toothbrush and pet-safe toothpaste and brush your pet's teeth regularly. This will help keep their teeth clean and healthy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Invest in dental treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Dental treats are an excellent way to help keep your pet's teeth clean. Look for treats specifically designed for dental health.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give your pet dental chews</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Dental chews are a great way to help keep your pet's teeth clean. Look for chews specifically designed for dental health.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Provide dental toys</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Dental toys are designed to help clean your pet's teeth as they chew. Look for toys specifically designed for dental health.</p></div></div>

Why Pet Dental Health Month is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Good dental health prevents painful health problems</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Just like humans, pets need regular checkups and cleanings to maintain good oral health and prevent painful issues such as periodontal disease. Regularly brushing your pet's teeth and making sure they're getting enough nutrition can help prevent these types of problems from occurring in the first place.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Maintaining dental health improves overall wellness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Taking care of your pet's oral health is not only important for preventing painful issues, but it can also help improve their overall wellness. Poor dental hygiene can lead to other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and even various forms of cancer - all of which can drastically reduce your pet's quality of life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Good dental hygiene promotes healthy habits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Creating healthy habits early on will set you and your pet up for success in the long run. Regularly making time for daily brushings and invest in dental products like chews or treats will help keep your furry friend’s teeth and gums strong and healthy throughout their entire life!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Pet Dental Health

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pets are prone to periodontal disease</h3><p class='facts-content'>Like humans, pets are susceptible to gum diseases like periodontal disease. Regular dental care can prevent these conditions and improve your pet's overall health.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Poor dental health can lead to systemic diseases in pets</h3><p class='facts-content'>Poor oral health in pets can lead to systemic issues like heart and kidney diseases due to the bacteria from the gums entering the bloodstream.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pets should have their teeth brushed regularly</h3><p class='facts-content'>Just like humans, pets benefit from regular tooth brushing to remove plaque and prevent dental diseases.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Dental chews can help maintain your pet's dental health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Many pets enjoy chewing, and dental chews are a good way to help clean their teeth. However, these chews should not substitute regular tooth brushing.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Regular professional dental cleanings are important for pets</h3><p class='facts-content'>Just like humans, pets should have professional dental cleanings regularly. These cleanings can remove plaque and tartar build-up that brushing alone cannot remove.</p></div></div>

Pet Dental Health Month FAQs

When is Pet Dental Health Month?

Pet Dental Health Month is celebrated on February 1st every year. In 2024, Pet Dental Health Month will occur on a Thursday.

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