Is it okay if I don’t brush my dog or cat’s teeth and only do dental cleanings?

Original Question: Is it okay if I don’t brush my dog or cat’s teeth and only do a dental cleaning? - Anonymous

Is it okay if I don’t brush my dog or cat’s teeth and only do dental cleanings? Oct 17, 2020

Deciding not to provide daily home care for your pet is fine, but they must get regular professional dental cleanings at a veterinary clinic. How often depends on your pet but a good rule of thumb is yearly. Scheduling the cleaning after the yearly physical is an excellent way to remind yourself.

Jeanne Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

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Is it okay if I don’t brush my dog or cat’s teeth and only do dental cleanings?
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Is it okay if I don’t brush my dog or cat’s teeth and only do dental cleanings?
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