By 2 years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease (Today's Veterinary Practice). This alarming statistic is just one indication that most pets are not receiving proper dental care. In an effort to highlight this issue and spread awareness on the importance of pet dental care, veterinarians have declared February to be National Pet Dental Health Month. Here are four things you can do to help the cause:
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Have you recently noticed that your dog might be shakier than usual? Has their DNA test come back negative for chihuahua genes? Unfortunately, that may mean that your fluffy friend is dealing with some anxiety. However, not all signs of stress are as apparent as that. Pet’s are notorious for hiding their distress. But, the tell-tell signs, no matter how small, are a good indication something might be going awry. Common cues include vomiting, diarrhea, shaking or sweating, and excessive barking, drooling, or crying, among other things. It’s important to closely monitor your pet’s behavior; any change could silently indicate distress.
Pet ownership has skyrocketed in recent years. While many folks are making the step towards expanding their family, it’s important to do your research before bringing your new furry companion home.
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