Waipahu, Hawaii
94-485 Koaki St
Waipahu, HI 96797
(808) 671-7387
Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital is a pet clinic in Waipahu, HI that provides veterinary and pet services.

4 Home Animal Care Tips for Good Dental Health December 22, 2016

Waipahu, Ewa
4 Home Animal Care Tips for Good Dental Health, Ewa, Hawaii

When it comes to animal care, oral hygiene is often overlooked. However, it’s a crucial aspect of your pet’s overall well-being. Poor oral hygiene may lead to gum disease and other serious health concerns.

When your pet needs professional animal care or medical treatment on the island of Oahu, bring your furry friend to Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital. They offer top-tier animal care services, including dentistry, dermatology, and more. These animal lovers can also offer insightful tips on home dental care for your pets.

4 Tips For Pet Dental Health From HI’s Animal Care Experts

1. Start A Teeth Brushing Routine

animal careRegularly brushing your pet’s teeth is an effective way to prevent periodontal disease and other oral problems. Buy a toothbrush and toothpaste specifically designed for pets, both of which can be found at a veterinarian’s office or pet supply store. Consider using a rubber finger brush for your pet’s first brushing encounter.

2. Give Your Pet Dental Treats

Dental chewing products are designed to address your pet’s oral hygiene needs in a pleasurable manner. These treats come in the form of biscuits, bones, toys, and sticks. Buy a dental care snack that’s approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council to ensure the product is treated with the right chemicals.

3. Use Food & Water Additives

Dental food and water additives are formulated to slow the rate of plaque and tartar, whiten teeth, and prevent bad breath. Food additives usually come in powder form and can be added to your pet’s food on a daily basis. Water additives are liquid solutions that can be mixed into your pet’s water bowl.

4. Use Dental Wipes Or Pads

Although daily brushing is ideal, it tends to be unrealistic for most pet owners. Some will settle for doing it only two or three times a week. When there's no time for full brushing, use dental wipes or pads. These help whisk away bacteria and food particles stuck in your pet’s teeth and gums.

Trust the experts at Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital to offer quality animal care and after hours emergency pet services. Schedule an appointment by calling (808) 671-7387, or visit the website to learn more about their services.

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