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It’s February, and there is a lot to celebrate: Black History Month (which got its start here in Chicago), Valentine’s Day, and Kenn‘s birthday (2/22), to name a few. Around The Animal Store, we’re observing National Pet Dental Health Month — a whole month is dedicated to keeping your pet’s teeth healthy.

Just as in humans, pet dental health is an essential part of overall health.

Pet Dental Health Tips

Here are a few tips for protecting your pet’s dental health.

  • Visit your veterinarian for annual wellness exams. These exams will include a full dental health check up.
  • Watch for signs of trouble. Animals can’t talk, so we have to be observant. Look for signs such as:
    • bad breath
    • changes in eating habits or trouble eating
    • signs of pain in or around the mouth, including drooling or bleeding
  • Provide safe, enriching chews

Check out this great video on pet dental health for rabbits and guinea pigs. Many of the tips apply to other animals as well.

Special Discount, this month only

The Animal Store carries a wide variety of safe chews for every pet. Here are just a few. Mention this post and get 10% off your pet dental health product (offer valid through 2/28/2022).

Pet Dental Health Raw Dog Collagen Chew

For Dogs: Raw Dog Easy Chews

Made from highly digestible granulated beef collagen, these chews (sometimes called the new rawhide) are completely safe for your pet.

Pet Dental Health Feline Dental Treats

For Cats: Emerald Pet Feline Dental Treats

All natural, crunchy chews promote clean teeth and fresh breath, and reduce the buildup of plaque and tartar.

Pet Dental Health Ferret Chew Sticks

For Ferrets: N-Bone® Ferret Chew Sticks

Safe for ferrets of all ages, these tasty treats help remove plaque and tartar buildup as your ferret chews.

Pet Dental Health Vitakraft Bursts small animal chews

For Small Animals: Vitakraft Bursts

Perfect for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals, these chews are great for nibbling to promote healthy tooth wear.

Pet Dental Health Vitapol Smakers Snack rodent treats

For Mice, Rats, and Small Animals: Vitapol Smakers® Snack

These hanging rodent snack sticks are good for natural chewing instincts, encouraging your pet’s dental and mental health.

Pet Dental Health Willow Play Cube

For Small Animals: Oxbow Enriched Life Willow Play Cube

Constructed from 100% pet-safe materials, Willow Play Cubes promote essential chewing behaviors for dental health