National Pet Dental Health Month – All You Need To Know

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The National Pet Dental Month is February 12th this year. This is also the month of St. Patrick’s Day. Many people like to give their dogs green or gold ribbons as part of the celebration. It is believed that by brushing their dogs’ teeth on a daily basis, it will keep their mouths cleaner and healthier for longer.

There are several events that are planned throughout the month which will help you to get involved. In the first place, the ASPCA is going to be holding an adoption drive. Many times, the animals that come to an ASPCA shelter aren’t all that new to the shelter. So, they have some of the time on their hands to socialize and be ready to go home with a new family. There are always a number of adopted pets that are also featured in local ads that are put in newspapers, as well as national publications.

Some Things To Know

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You may also want to join in with local dog grooming schools. There are several different ones that you can attend. Some of them will teach the dog grooming basics, while others will focus more on show style dog care and training. These schools are really great places to meet other pet lovers. They will have information and tips for those who are interested in learning how to take care of their pets’ dental hygiene and also be able to find out what the latest trends are in the field of pet grooming.

Most of the dogs that come to these shelters are sick or need to have their teeth fixed. As a result, they don’t have any clue how to take care of their teeth. But, if you just let your pet roam around, he or she will be exposed to many things that can cause gum disease. If your pet has fleas, ticks, or any type of insect bite, then he or she could become very ill. So, it’s important to keep your pet up to date with his or her vaccinations and dental check-ups.

Few Things You Can Do To Help Your Pets

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It is vital that you work with your veterinarian, in order to find a vet who is experienced in working with dogs. Some veterinarians have been trained in the field of pets and will be able to provide the best advice. Other veterinarians will be able to perform all of the necessary treatments. So, whichever one you choose to work with, make sure they are certified by your state.

If you’re not a veterinarian, then there are a few other things that you can do to help your pet. Find a way to relax him or her, then it will be much easier for you to spend some time doing the grooming duties. Make it enjoyable for them, as well. Try playing some soothing music, or find some other distraction to take the focus off of your pets.

Set aside a special day, a day where you can go together to groom your dogs. Do this on a Saturday, after you finish whatever work you had to do the day before. After that, you should plan on going somewhere nice, to getaway from the busy city life for a day. Wherever you decide to go, have plenty of food and water to keep your pets hydrated. It’s also a good idea to bring along treats for them to eat while you are there.

Bottom Line

An important aspects of the National Pet Dog Grooming Day is that the participating veterinarians are open to the public. It’s great to see professionals who are willing to go out of their way to promote pet-friendliness. If you know any vet, then you know that they are the kind of people who love pets, and who love the community as well. All it takes is a little planning to make your next trip to the vet a truly memorable experience, so don’t forget to take advantage of the day if you are in the area.

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