Dental (or periodontal) health is vital to the overall health of dogs, cats, and wild animals. Without teeth, the survival of the animal is particularly challenging. Wild animals may succumb to starvation and pets may require special diets tailored for their chewing needs. Awareness of dental anatomy, disease progression, and dental care options build a foundation for better dental health thus promoting optimal health of an animal.
Dental care is a priority starting early in the animal’s life and remaining throughout their adult life. Home care consists of brushing the teeth, giving dental chews daily designed to clean the teeth, or using water additives formulated to interact with water providing some action against plaque formation. The goal of these various preventative methods is to reduce plaque (and tartar if labeled), freshen breath, and protect the periodontal tissues from damage caused by plaque accumulation. Annual examination of the oral cavity is recommended.
C.E.T.® Enzymatic Toothpastes come in 5 appealing flavours, contain no foaming agents and are safe for pets to swallow.