Doctor Tecla Myrick is here today talking about pet dental care in honor of February being National Pet Dental Month.
The most common sign that your pet may have dental disease is bad breath.
Other signs include: drooling, dropping food from the mouth, or eating with only one side of the mouth.
Just like people, pets need their teeth brushed frequently to help prevent dental disease.
There are also specific chew toys reccomended by veterinarians that are helpful.
If you think your pet already has dental disease you should get them examined by your vet as soon as possible.
For more information contact your vet, or call Alachua County Animal Services at 352-264-6870.
Here are some great resources:
Pets Need Dental Care, Too- http://www.petdental.com.
C.E.T. Home Dental Care- http://www.cetdental.com.
Veterinary Oral Health Council- http://www.vohc.org.
Joining Dr. Myrick today was:
My name is Amanda and I am a female Domestic SH mix.
The shelter staff thinks I am about 2 year old.
I have been at the shelter since January 24, 2014.
For more information about Amanda or any other adoptable animals, call
(352)264-6870 or visit.