Archive | June 2012

How Long Would You Go Without Brushing Your Teeth?

You know how great your mouth feels after your annual dental cleaning at the dentist’s office?

Well, your pet’s mouth feels pretty much the same way after annual cleaning by your veterinarian.

Now, imagine if you came home from the cleaning and then didn’t brush your teeth again until you went in for your dental cleaning the next year? Not only would you derive no benefit from the cleaning, never be able to improve your dental health, most probably suffer in not so silent pain, but no one would want to be near your mouth, including you!

Well, it is NO different for your pet. Your pet’s dental care doesn’t rest with your veterinarian alone. As a pet owner, you play a pivotal role in helping ensure your pet’s dental health through daily dental care at home.

Annual Veterinary cleaning MUST be partnered with daily, continual home care if you want your pet to get the real benefit and value from the cleaning, if you want to prevent dental disease or improve your pet’s mouth, if you want to keep your pet from suffering in silence and want to keep doggy or catty breath far so that you can keep your pet close!

Do you know that it takes only 8 hours for new plaque to form in your pet’s mouth? But after professional cleaning, you have the clean slate to help keep soft plaque from forming; plaque, which if not removed becomes hard tartar leading to inflammation and painful gum disease.

The bacteria in the mouth can lead to the infections that introduce bacteria into other parts of the body. In other words, bad teeth can lead to a sick animal. Evidence continues to mount that chronic infection or inflammation in any part of the body can have serious negative impact on systemic health.

  • The plaque in your pet’s mouth is producing toxins that can destroy the liver, kidneys, brain, and heart.
  • You can add 5 years to the life of your pet by preventing periodontal disease.
  • We want to prevent disease not just treat it.

Our mission is to help pets live longer healthier lives by educating you about dental disease and your pet.

Dr. Gulick has done research for our clients to introduce products for their pet’s oral health that really work!  Of course brushing your pet’s teeth is the best, (see a How To Brush Your Pet’s Teeth video on our webpage at www.mycommunityveterinaryclinic.com) but the use of these products will greatly reduce the harmful bacteria producing plaque that forms on your pet’s teeth.

HEALTHYMOUTH

Daily use of Healthymouth as your pet’s drinking water will reduce the buildup of plaque on pet’s teeth; it along with annual professional cleanings can extend the life of your dog and cat.  Simply mix 4 teaspoons of the Healthymouth concentrate and use as drinking water. The Healthymouth jug makes 12 gallons, and is good for 2 weeks mixed. It will reduce plaque build-up by 72%!  Simply use as pet’s drinking water!  You can read more about this fantastic product at Healthymouth.com.

Greenies Veterinary Formula

Protect against plaque and tarter buildup and are specially formulated with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids that provide for strong immune, metabolic, cognitive, and skin care.  Dogs and cats should eat one a day.

GREENIES® Veterinary Formula Canine Dental Chews contain the most powerful teeth-cleaning formula ever. Dogs’ teeth sink far into the grooves and valleys to scrub away plaque and tartar, freshen breath and promote healthier gums by up to 80%.*

Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, ensure dogs’ brains are always functioning at their best.

Advanced antioxidants rejuvenate dogs’ natural immune defenses for a long, healthy life.

Easily absorbable, chelated minerals boost metabolism and enhance overall well-being.

Microencapsulated fish oil helps keep dogs’ skin and coats lustrous and healthy at any age.

All GREENIES® and Healtymouth canine dental products have been awarded theVeterinary Oral Health Council Seal of Acceptance for control of plaque and tartar. The seal is given only to products meeting the VOHC’s strict, third-party testing requirements.

Stop by the clinic to get your Healthymouth and Greenies!!