February is National Pet Dental Health Month. According to Dr. Dan Pate, owner of the West Rome Animal Clinic, dental evaluations are recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association for inclusion into a pet’s annual examinations. (So next time you head over to the veterinarian for a check up, make sure that he or she checks your pets’ teeth!)
Many local vets’ offices are offering specials on dental exams throughout the month of February, adds Dr. Pate.
Proper dental hygiene is important to a pet’s overall health, indicates Dr. Pate, who says that most cats and dogs have some type of dental disease by the age of three years old.