Tooth Brushing Tips

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so it's a great time to check your pet's teeth and gums:

• Smell your pet's breath to make sure it doesn't smell foul or offensive.
• Gently push back your pet's lips and look over teeth and gums for obvious issues.
• Be on the lookout for difficulty chewing or excessive pawing at the mouth.

If you have any concerns, call your veterinarian. You should also schedule a yearly dental cleaning. If you have Level 3 or 4, it's covered.

Learn more about dental health for cats or for dogs at the ASPCA's website.

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