Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 15, 2008
Pet Meds, the nation's largest online pet pharmacy, in conjunction with the California Veterinary Medical Association's "National Pet Dental Health Month," today provided helpful tips for pet owners wanting to ensure their pets have good oral health.
"Well over 80 percent of pets over the age of 5 have some significant level of periodontal disease and will definitely benefit from a preventative dental hygiene program at home." according to Dr. Michael Dym, Pet Meds Staff Veterinarian.
All pet owners should start a regular dental care routine for their animals in consultation with their veterinarians," said Dr. Jeff Smith, president of the CVMA. "Oral disease can lead to serious consequences for pets, including infection, severe pain and even organ damage. With regular oral health maintenance and check-ups, most of these problems can be avoided."
Dr. Dym says a three-step approach of "brush, rinse and chew" goes a long way towards maintaining both oral and general health, which means healthier and happier pets.
"There are a number of options for regular tooth and gum cleaning, but I highly recommend the C.E.T enzymatic toothpaste, C.E.T. chlorhexidine rinse and C.E.T. chews to provide that vital three-step protection," says Pet Meds' Dr. Dym,
"It's critical that cleaning occurs under the gumline where most bacteria hide," he continues, "that's why chew treats are so effective."
Dental chew treats like C.E.T Chews help enhance and activate the naturally occurring oral defense mechanism. Pets actually look forward to having them, and they're a good choice on non-tooth-brushing days.
Dym says, "National Pet Dental Health Care Month" is the perfect time to review pets' dental care and take the necessary steps to ensure they have healthy teeth and gums. Pet Meds offers a wide range of products to help pet owners provide the best home care."
About Pet Meds
Founded in 1996, Petmeds.com is America's largest pet med pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription products such as Super Joint Enhancer and Super Joint Omega 3 for dogs, cats, and horses at competitive prices direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website at petmeds.com.