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AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

More information for National Pet Dental Health month!


According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) website, "Proper dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Yet, it is one of the most overlooked areas in pet health. Studies by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) reveal that nearly two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care recommended by veterinarians."

To help both pet owners and veterinarians determine appropriate dental care for pets, the AAHA created a set of guidelines that address various aspects of this topic.


Ava has a great smile! Photo courtesy of Harper Ciciora.

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