According to the AVMA, dental disease is the most common diagnosed health problem in dogs and cats. Dental disease, just like in humans, can lead to painful infections and in severe cases can lead to life threatening illness in dogs and cats.
While regular dental checkups are essential to help maintain your pet’s dental health, there are a number of signs that dental disease has already started in your pet’s mouth:
- Bad breath—Most pets have breath that is less than fresh, but if it becomes truly repugnant, that’s a sign that periodontal disease has already started.
- Frequent pawing or rubbing at the face and mouth.
- Reluctance to eat hard foods.Red swollen gums and brownish teeth.
If you notice any of the signs above you should contact your veterinarian for a dental check up.
Brushing your dogs teeth between dental check up is a great way to maintain their dental health. In a perfect world I would brush my dogs teeth everyday, but let’s face it, I am lucky to get it done 3 times a week. In between brushing and dental check ups I rely on dental chew products to help us out, which was why I was so exited to receive this bag of fun from Pedigree filled with tons of dental products for dogs and a few fun things for me.
A variety of Dentastixs from Pedigree, coupons, a toothbrush and toothpaste, equals lots of fun for me and for the dogs!!
Below I am trying out our new toothbrush on Leroy, which I loved!
Do you see how long the brush is? The long length made it super easy for me to brush his huge teeth and not get slobber all over my hands. Major bonus!
Sherman was more interested in eating the toothpaste rather than letting it make actual contact with his teeth.
Open Wide Sherman!
And both the boys enjoyed the large Dentastix that we were sent. I prefer to use a type of dental recommended pet treat product over rawhides because I have seen many intestinal blockages caused by these “innocent” rawhides and it gives me the chance to offer the dogs a different kind of treat throughout the week.
I personally enjoyed the Dogs Rule tote bag and my husband has taken over the Dogs Rule coffee mug.
Would you like a chance to win your very own gift pack of dental fun for you and your dog?
This “Stay Fresh and Clean” gift pack includes:
- Dentastix Fresh Samples
- Two (2) packs Dentastix Coupons (Dentastix or Dentastix Fresh)
- NEW “Dogs rule” Gear
- Doggie Toothbrush and Toothpaste (brand to provide)
- Oral care tips for your four-legged friend
Just follow the rafflecopter below to enter.
*Must be at least 18 years old to enter and live in the U.S.
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**Disclosure-I received a “Stay Fresh and Clean” gift pack from Pedigree in return for my honest review of these products. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine only.