Pet Questions: When to clean pet’s teeth


JENNIFER: HE’S A GREAT DANE. HE’S AROUND NINE YEARS OLD,
RIGHT? WOW, AND HE IS A SWEETHEART. HOW MANY POUNDS AS HE?>>150. JENNIFER: THAT IS HUGE!>>HE’S A BIG BOY. JENNIFER: NO SURPRISE HIS NAME
IS WILL. LET’S GET ALONG TO THE PET
QUESTIONS. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT DENTAL
ISSUES. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY DOG
AND CAT’S TEETH CLEANED, AND
WHAT CAN I DO IT HOME TO KEEP
THEIR ORAL HEALTH?>>GOOD QUESTION. IN TERMS OF HOW OFTEN YOU SHOULD
HAVE YOUR DOG’S TEETH CLEANED,
IT IS VERY DEPENDENT WHEN THEY
COME IN FOR YOUR ANNUAL EXAM. IF YOU ARE SEEING A LOT OF
DIFFICULTY CHEWING OR POSSIBLY
YOUR ANIMAL DROPPING FOOD, THAT
COULD BE A CLUE THEY MAY NEED
TEETH CLEANING. AS FOR WHAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME,
THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD
OVER-THE-COUNTER PRODUCTS. TYPICALLY I WOULD RECOMMEND
SOMETHING WITH A VOHC SEAL. IT’S THE VETERINARY ORAL HEALTH
COUNCIL. THEY HAVE BEEN EVALUATED BY
VETERINARY DENTISTS AND ARE
APPROVED FOR SAFETY IN ANIMALS. JENNIFER: SECOND QUESTION, WHAT
ARE SOME RECOMMENDED DENTAL
TREATS AND TOYS?>>AGAIN, ANYTHING WITH THE
VHOC SEAL WOULD BE GREAT. STAY AWAY FROM REALLY HARD TO
TREATS AND TOYS THAT COULD BREAK
THEIR TEETH. DEER CAMERAS CAN BE TOUGH ON
SOME DOGS. STICK WITH SOMETHING THAT WILL
BE CHILLY HERE — CHEWIER. DENTAL PRODUCTS LIKE YOU
GREENIES, HEX CHOOSE. JENNIFER: MY CAT LOVES THOSE, HE
THINKS THEY ARE REAL DELICIOUS
TREAT. WHAT KIND OF TOYS AND TREATS
SHOULD I AVOID FOR ANY KIND OF
DENTAL PROBLEMS?>>THE ANTLERS AND THINGS LIKE
THAT. SOME DOGS DO REALLY WELL, SOME
CAN BREAK 30’S. CAUTION WITH THOSE. IF YOUR DOG IS A HEAVY-DUTY
CHEWER, THEY COULD DAMAGE THEIR
TEETH ON HARD BONE. TENNIS BALLS ARE ACTUALLY REALLY
HARD, NOT MEANT FOR DOGS TO BE
CHEWING ON. THEY ARE FINE FOR FETCH, BUT IF
YOU HAVE A DOG THAT IS
CONSTANTLY CHEWING, IT WILL
CAUSE WEAR TO THE TEETH. I’D STAY AWAY FROM THOSE. OTHER SOFTER BALLS ARE FINE. JENNIFER: THANK YOU. US. BLUE, YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT
GUEST. SUCH A L

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