Pet Dental Month

Much as you love your pet’s “smile,” you sometimes wish it wasn’t accompanied by bad breath. Did you know bad breath in pets is not just unappealing, it could be a symptom of serious periodontal disease. (Just think if you didn’t brush your teeth for a couple of years!) Pet Dental Care is an important skill to know.

February is National Pet Dental Month. Many veterinarians around the Northern Virginia area encourage you to celebrate. Its primary goal is education on the importance of good dental care for pets. Along with good dental care, be sure your dog is getting the proper nutrition and is on an exercise program. Dog walking is a great way for you and your pet to get some fresh air. Arlington also has some a number of great trials to explore to keep your dog walking routine fresh.

Gum or periodontal disease is currently the number one diagnosed health problem in dogs and cats over age three. Problems begin when food particles and bacteria build up in the mouth, forming plaque and tartar and leading to gingivitis and severe periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can result in a host of problems, including tooth decay, bad breath, bleeding gums, and in severe cases, tooth loss. Bacteria that causes periodontal disease can even enter the bloodstream and damage the heart, liver, kidney, and lungs.

Becky’s Pet Care is excited to offer classes on Pet Dental Care in our Herndon office February 2 and February 27, 2016. Click HERE to register and receive 30% off with code : EXCLUSIVE.

Think how much better you feel when your own teeth are cleaned and polished! Pets deserve to have their dental problems diagnosed and treated by veterinary professionals. Maintaining a healthy mouth is an important part of your pet’s care and can ensure that your pet lives a healthier life. For more information on pets’ dental health care, ask your veterinarian or visit

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