February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Dr. Cleveland

It's time to think about your dog's dental health. It's more than just about bad breath. Oral health care is significant to the overall health of your pet according to the AVMA which sponsors the National Pet Dental Health Month:

  • Prevention is the most important thing you can do for you pet's oral health.
  • Teach your dog how to accept a daily tooth brushing.
  • Brushing your dog's teeth regularly is the most effective thing you can do.
  • Most dental disease occurs below the gum line so have your vet regularly examine your pet's teeth.
  • 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by the time they're three years old.
  • Redness of gums, bad breath, broken or loose teeth, drooling, bleeding, pain or swelling in and around the mouth, loss of appetite and weight loss are warning signs.
  • Not every product advertised to improve dental health is effective. Consult with your vet about any products or treats you are trying.

  • For more information on how to take care of your pets oral health, go to the AVMA Pet Dental Care page.


Dr. Cleveland

Dr. Tammy Cleveland purchased Columbia Veterinary Center in 1992 and has been providing veterinary care with her team at this location for nearly 20 years.

Many of the staff have been with her for over 15 years and each client's pet is an extension of a great big family.

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