Poor dental care in our pets can lead to oral disease quickly, which in turn can have an adverse effect on an animal’s heart, kidneys, intestinal tract and joints, causing much more serious issues.
Wixom, MI (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Pet Supply retailer Vet Supply Source is celebrating National Pet Dental Health Month with a variety of specials on products to help its customers better care for their pets’ teeth and oral hygiene needs. Periodontal disease is one of the most common conditions among cats and dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medicine Association. However, it is easily preventable – and taking the time to ensure a pet’s dental health may help ward off other serious health problems, as well.
“Even though cavities are not a common problem in dogs or cats, it is still very important to make sure they have healthy mouths and clean teeth,” notes Jill Metz, a spokesperson for Vet Supply Source. “Poor dental care in our pets can lead to oral disease quickly, which in turn can have an adverse effect on an animal’s heart, kidneys, intestinal tract and joints, causing much more serious issues. Additionally, dental disease can be very painful, which may affect your pet’s ability to enjoy and eat their meals.”
“One way to stay ahead of the game is by brushing your dog or cat’s teeth with a special animal formulated toothpaste and toothbrush,” Metz continues. “While dental bones can have a small, positive effect on pets’ dental health, to get a good deep cleaning, it is always best to brush. This will help prevent oral disease and many other more serious diseases down the road.”
While many pet owners are vigilant about veterinary appointments and giving their pets any necessary medications, oral health is an often-overlooked, but integral, part of caring for a pet. There are a variety of products on the market to assist pet owners in caring for their furry family members’ dental needs, including sprays, toothpastes and toothbrushes, oral hygiene kits, and vitamins for cats and dogs. Just as with humans, preventive dental care for health is inexpensive and can go a long way in avoiding much more costly health issues in the future.
Vet Supply Source is a division of J & B Medical Supply Co. Inc. The company was started in Michigan over 10 years ago after their regular customers expressed their desire for a reliable source for purchasing veterinary supplies. Vet Supply Source supplies their customers with veterinary medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceutical products for highly competitive prices. The site also offers customers free shipping for certain products and competitive pricing on every item in stock. For more information on Vet Supply Source, visit http://www.vetsupplysource.com or call (866)-471-5538