• Do Dogs and Cats Need to Have Their Teeth Brushed?

  • Do Dogs and Cats Need to Have Their Teeth Brushed?
  • By: Jeanne R. Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry) | May 27, 2020

  • Jeanne explains why brushing is so important for maintaining good oral health in cats and dogs as well as when it is recommended to start.

    She is a founding member and former president of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians – A NAVTA Specialty Group which certifies, trains and mentors credentialed technicians to be specialists in dentistry.

    For more answers to common dental care questions click here.


    TRANSCRIPT:

    Brushing is the best way to disrupt plaque bacteria from forming on your pet’s teeth. The brushing action against the teeth surface lowers the presence of plaque bacteria. It is recommended to start brushing your pet’s teeth after a professional cleaning, so you have a clean slate. Pet owners who provide regular care of their pet’s teeth at home can maintain good oral health.

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    Do Dogs and Cats Need to Have Their Teeth Brushed?
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    Do Dogs and Cats Need to Have Their Teeth Brushed?
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    Jeanne R. Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry) explains why brushing is so important for maintaining good oral health in cats and dogs as well as when it is recommended to start.

    Disclaimer: healthcareforpets.com and its team of veterinarians and clinicians do not endorse any products, services, or recommended advice. All advice presented by our veterinarians, clinicians, tools, resources, etc is not meant to replace a regular physical exam and consultation with your primary veterinarian or other clinicians. We always encourage you to seek medical advice from your regular veterinarian.

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