Here at Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital, we are pleased to service the Columbia, MD community, and areas surrounding it. Did you know that February is “National Pet Dental Health Month”? Today, we wanted to put together a list of reasons why you should bring your pet in for a dental exam, here are some diseases and symptoms that can affect your furry friend:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Fractured teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Plaque
  • Gum disease
  • Oral ulcers
  • Gingivitis

There are also some things that you can do for your pet at home to help with their oral hygiene. Here is a list of things that you can do:

  • Buy treats that are made specifically to reduce tartar/plaque
  • Brush their teeth if they allow you to (you can find speciality feline and canine toothpaste on the Internet if your local pet store does not carry it)
  • Make sure your pet always has fresh water
  • Keep your pet on a healthy and well-balanced diet

Call us today to set up a dental check-up for your furry friend. While we encourage you to do the things mentioned above, it is still very important to have your pet come in for regular dental check-ups. The oral health of your pet is detrimental to their overall health, so we encourage you to celebrate “National Pet Dental Health Month” by setting up an appointment with us today. You can even set up an appointment on our website at and visit our “Pet Portal” area to set it up.