The Connection Between Pet Dental Health & Whole Body Wellness

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Raising awareness of this essential component of pet care is vitally important, and helps establish healthy habits year-round. To that end, Schertz Animal Hospital deducts 20% off dental cleanings in February and March. Even though many pet owners are on board to protect their pet from the dangers of gum disease, questions remain about the connection between pet dental health and whole body wellness.


A Closer Look at Pet Dental Care: How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth at Home

Many pet owners are still surprisingly ill at ease when it comes to pet dental care. Sure, like other new adventures, brushing your pet’s teeth might seem a bit daunting at first. We can assure that with equal measures of patience, practice and determination, you’ll be setting your pet up for a brighter, healthier future. What could be better than that?

Forming a New Habit

Brushing our own teeth is something we do every day (at least twice). In fact, it’s so much a part of our day that to skip it just feels downright wrong. Well, getting to this point with your pet can take some time, but if you are consistent the process of adopting the habit will go by quickly and easily. Before you know it, brushing your pet’s teeth will be just another thing you do together.


Diet and Pet Dental Health

Bowl of Dog FoodMany pet owners are interested in learning about different ways to keep their pet’s teeth clean and healthy. With most animals having some form of dental disease before the age of 3, this is a very important goal. In response to this need, there are a plethora of products on the market that claim to improve pet dental health. Some of these really do help, and others not so much. Sort through the fact and fiction before purchasing dental products for your pets.

The Dry Food vs. Wet Food Debate

There is a much perpetuated idea out there that feeding your pet hard kibble helps to prevent and decrease dental disease. While chewing on a crunchy food might help to remove plaque on the crown of the tooth, it does nothing about the plaque and tartar that build up near the gum line, which is the critical area for dental disease development. Continue…