Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February is Pet Dental Month- Save 10% on dental

February is National Pet Dental Month and Mickey's Pet Supplies has stocked up on your pet dental needs. You will find all natural toothpaste and toothbrush sets and Zuke's z-ridge dental bones in singles and value packs.
Did you know that most health problems start in poor dental care for your pet.
When your dog eats the food particles and bacteria collect along the gumline forming plaque. If plaque is not removed, minerals in the saliva combine with the plaque and form tartar (or calculus) which adheres strongly to the teeth. Plaque starts to mineralize 3-5 days after it forms. The tartar is irritating to the gums and causes an inflammation called gingivitis. This can be seen as reddening of the gums adjacent to the teeth. It also causes bad breath. When gingivitis goes untreated it becomes periodontal disease.
Did you know that small breed dogs are at greater risk because of their small teeth and the because their teeth are often crowded together. This results in an increased accumulation of plaque because the normal cleansing mechanisms are hindered.
Visit your vet today for an examination and start a regular dental routine today.
Don't forget to enter coupon code DENT10 at checkout for a 10% discount on any pet dental product.