Pet Tooth Brushing: Tips and Tools of the Trade

When it comes to your pet’s health, one of the most important tasks you can perform is regular tooth brushing. While it may not rank as one of your favorite activities, pet dental care is essential to overall health and well-being and offers  numerous benefits, including a longer lifespan.

In a previous blog, we discussed the signs of periodontal disease and the harm it can cause when left untreated. Yet, while many pet owners are concerned about oral health, there’s still trepidation when it comes to pet tooth brushing.

The team at Long Animal Hospital is here to help!


Taking An Active Role In Your Pet’s Health and Wellness

iStock_000065156107_MediumIt’s not uncommon for people scrambling for more time, energy, or dish soap to let dishes pile up in the sink. This method isn’t for everyone, but it does put off for today what can surely be done tomorrow.

What does this have to do with your pet’s health and wellness? Well, for starters, putting off preventative care can have unfortunate results, and like the dishes piling up, you could have more to deal with all at once (such as life-saving emergency care) instead of carefully attending to your pet’s timely medical needs.

Getting Started

We recommend seeing your pet every 6-12 months for regular wellness exams, depending on his or her age and overall health. We are firmly rooted in your pet’s current state of health, but always have an eye on his or her future, and are determined to provide a happier, longer life.   Continue…