Did you know that the majority of adult dogs and cats suffer from periodontitis? Periodontitis is a dental disease which can cause chronic discomfort, gum erosion and loss of bone and teeth, however it can be difficult to diagnose until the condition is advanced.
Pet Dental Health Month is coming up in February 2024 and Animalcare, the UK veterinary pharmaceutical company, has its Plaqtiv+®range of products which are designed to maintain good dental health in pets.
The best time to begin a dental care routine is when pets are young, as it gets them used to it early, but whatever your pet’s age or history, it’s never too late to start and there’s a Plaqtiv+® product for every stage of your pet’s dental health journey.
Plaqtiv+® Oral Spray is the first step to protecting your pet’s teeth, ensuring that their dental health routine gets off to a good start.
If your pet resists tooth brushing, a great alternative is Plaqtiv+® Dental Wipes which will get them used to contact with their teeth and gums.
Once they’re used to the routine, Plaqtiv+® Toothpaste is a malt flavoured toothpaste which is best placed to maintain your pet’s dental health. Begin by allowing your pet to taste the toothpaste on your finger to familiarise them with the flavour. Introduce the toothbrush gradually during this phase.
And on days you may forget to brush, adding Plaqtiv+® Water Additive to your pet’s drinking water can help to reduce tartar and freshen breath.
The Plaqtiv+® range is available to purchase in vet practices.
Persistent bad breath could signal underlying issues such as a poor diet, gum disease, or trapped food. If you notice constant bad breath, bleeding gums, red or swollen gums, or changes in eating habits, consult your vet promptly.
Animalcare is a sustainable and passionate organisation committed to leading in animal health through innovative and trusted products and services to support the veterinary profession. Animalcare has been supplying a wide range of animal health products to veterinary practices for over 30 years.