According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease by age three. Yet many pet owners don’t understand that pet dental care is just as important as dental health for people. So, they may not realize symptoms of pet periodontal disease such as:
- Bad breath
- Difficulty eating or chewing
- Pawing at the mouth
Equally, pet owners may not understand that pet dental care is far more than a cosmetic issue. Pet dental care is the most important defense against periodontal disease (often called “gum disease). Caused by plaque and tartar buildup (which is loaded with dangerous bacteria), periodontal disease can destroy the tissues that surround teeth, eventually causing tooth root abscesses and tooth loss. The bacteria from periodontal disease can also enter a pet’s bloodstream and cause infections in other areas of the body, leading to heart, kidney, and liver disease.
So, how do you easily educate your clients about pet dental health while saving time and maintaining practice efficiency?
Download our free Pet Dental Health Awareness Kit with tools to help educate your clients about the risks of periodontal disease and how to avoid them through pet dental care.
Available for a limited time, our kit includes:
- An infographic with pet dental health tips for clients
- Two educational handouts for clients that you can print and hand to clients at curbside or send by email:
- Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth: Synopsis of a ClientEd Handout
- Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth: Synopsis of a ClientEd Handout
- Three social media images that you can post on Facebook to further educate your clients about the importance of pet dental health
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