February is National Pet Dental Month. I’m not sure who decreed that, but it may get you to thinking about your furkid’s teeth.
A small percentage of owners brush their dog’s teeth daily. I know of a friend who brushes her dog’s teeth. I confess we do not, but we do get yearly dental cleanings for the furkids and give them treats that are supposed to help remove tarter.
Dental hygiene is important to your dog’s quality of life. I know of an instance when one dog had to have 6 teeth removed then a sinus infection drained out. The poor girl started to feel much better. Can you imagine what could have happened if that dog did not have a dental exam?
Yes, anesthesia is needed for getting a dog’s teeth cleaned. Pre-surgical blood work is important in case there could be an underlying problem condition.
Windy and Hope had their cleanings not long ago. Jake will have his chompers checked and cleaned this month. Last year he needed a tooth pulled. Hope I don’t have to call the tooth fairy this year.