Dental Care is Important for All Family Members, Including the Fuzzy Ones

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dental care is important to keep teeth, gums and the whole mouth overall healthy and clean. It’s commonly accepted to brush two or three times a day, with the usual kind of instructions on how to properly do personal dental care. But sometimes it can be overlooked that pets need dental care too. Financial Education Benefits Center (FEBC), a membership benefits company, provides for its members select veterinary discounts that may help keep a pet’s pearly whites in shape, too.

“Pets probably don’t appreciate the feeling of a freshly cleaned mouth like people do, but like us, improper care of teeth might have some serious consequences,” said Jennifer Martinez, manager at FEBC. While a thorough teeth brushing may not be a pet’s favorite activity, for animals, there are a few other options to keep their teeth healthy. Certain pet treats are available for purchase to specifically help fight plaque and tartar buildup on teeth. Dental care doesn’t seem quite so bad when it comes in the form of a snack, does it? Aside from treats, more meat-based foods are another option for not just dental, but overall health, as that is what pets like cats and dogs are meant to eat