With the Super Bowl and Katy Perry’s crazy outfits behind us, it’s time to focus on February and Pet Dental Health Month tips. Puppy Bowl 2015 MVP Cara could not have claimed her prestigious title without having the strong, healthy teeth needed to carry the stuffed balls over the goal line. In honor of Pet Dental Health Month, VIP has scoured the web in search of great product ideas and tips on how to care for your pet’s gums and pearly whites.

For starters, we recommend you spend time on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website and review some of the basics. Daily brushing for both dogs and cats is an important part of their dental care but is easier said than done! Check out Dr. Sheldon Rubin’s easy step-by-step guide on how to get your pet used to daily brushing.

On the product front, we’ve found some interesting ones which run the gamut from tasty toothpaste to catnip dental chews. Take a look at these 5 products from PetCareRX:

Triple Pet Toothpaste

Triple Pet all natural sugar free toothpaste is sweetened with Stevia, an herb. It uses just a touch of Tea Tree Oil to promote healthy gums.

C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Kit for Dogs

The C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Kit helps to neutralize mouth odors with natural antibacterial action.

Petstages Catnip Dental Health Chews

Petstages Catnip Dental Health Chews have a unique netting cover that remove soft tartar and massage gums as your cat chews and plays,

Kong Dentcrazy outfitsal

The Kong Dental is constructed of rubber that is firm enough for the patented Denta-Ridges to clean teeth and soothe gums, but pliable so it will last a long time.

Petrodex Dental Spray

This dental spray makes it easy to keep your dog’s mouth clean. Petrodex Dental Spray contains no alcohol and requires no rinsing.

For the full list of 19 pet dental care product suggestions from PetCareRX you can read more here.

And let’s face it, we’ve all had moments during snuggles with our pets where their breath almost knocks us over. Last but not least, a recommendation directly from VIP Pet Services very own Robin Perdue, whose Chihuahua mix Wishbone has the occasional, shall we say, bout of halitosis.  Give Tropiclean’s Advanced Whitening Gel a try. Wishbone is a big fan.

Good luck finding the products that work for you and don’t forget that VIP Sitters are ready, willing and able to brush kitty teeth, apply drops and play Tug-of-Kong when needed. Contact us to add any of these services to your pet’s daily routine!

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