Happy news about animals
By Katie Leslie
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a time to reflect on the wonders of puppy breath and the woes of big dog halitosis.
But “dog breath” is just part of being a dog, right?
Not so, says Dr. Brett Beckman, a veterinary dentist specialist in Sandy Springs.
“It’s really not normal. That smell is indicative of early periodontal disease,” Beckman said. “[A pet’s breath] should smell neutral.”
Brushing your pet’s teeth is as important as brushing your own, he said. Just as humans need a daily dental scrub to combat tooth decay, animals need the same attention to prevent periodontal disease and bone loss.