February is dental awareness month! So, naturally, I’d like to address your pets’ teeth and routine dental care. I have taught many of you the simple technique I use to avoid the accumulation of plaque on my dogs and cats teeth and would like to pass it on to all of you.
Keep it simple. Purchase a roll of gauze at your local pharmacy. Cut a 12 inch strip. Wrap the strip around your index finger. Now apply pent dental rinse or pet specific tooth paste to the gauze.
Without opening your pets’ mouth, slide the gauze wrapped finger beneath the lips and begin to gently massage the outer teeth moving from the front of the mouth to the very last molars in the back. Repeat the same procedure on the other side after replenishing the rinse or toothpaste on the gauze.
Now reward your pet by giving a dental chew. I recommend C.E.T. dental chews (available at Westside Pet Clinic or our online pharmacy at westsidepetclinic.com). For best result, perform this simple task daily.
That’s it, you’re done!
Please note that stubborn pre-existing calculus cannot be brushed away. So, be sure to schedule a deep dental cleaning this month or make an appointment for me to assess your pet’s teeth while we are featuring a reduced price on dentistry. Call us now 310-451-7425