Frequent visits to your veterinarian for professional cleanings are necessary for maintaining or improving the oral health of your pet.
In addition, proper dental care at home is highly recommended to help maintain the oral health of your pet. Although tooth brushing is the best method of preventing plaque, calculus, and bacterial build-up, there are many options for dental home care. In general, chew items should bend slightly with force or dimple a bit when a fingernail is applied. For a list of Veterinary Oral Health Council approved home care products go to VOHC . Below is a list of ideas for managing your pet’s oral health.