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February: Pet Dental Care Month

See smaller Head technician Daphne Polson of the Island Animal Hospital holds a cat toothbrush and a poultry-flavored toothpaste. February is Pet Dental Month; it is important for pets just like their owners to properly care for their teeth.  Sharon Yanish/eagle correspondent

Head technician Daphne Polson of the Island Animal Hospital holds a cat toothbrush and a poultry-flavored toothpaste. February is Pet Dental Month; it is important for pets just like their owners to properly care for their teeth. Sharon Yanish/eagle correspondent

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  • Dr. Brent Garrison checks Mitzi's teeth for plaque. A dental exam is part of a routine office visit. February is Pet Dental Month; it is important for pets just like their owners to properly care for their teeth.  Sharon Yanish/eagle correspondent
  • Head technician Daphne Polson of the Island Animal Hospital holds a cat toothbrush and a poultry-flavored toothpaste. February is Pet Dental Month; it is important for pets just like their owners to properly care for their teeth.  Sharon Yanish/eagle correspondent
  • Dr. Brent Garrison praises Mitzi after a dental checkup. February is Pet Dental Month; it is important for pets just like their owners to properly care for their teeth.  Sharon Yanish/eagle correspondent
  • Dr. James Bowen holds Chispa, one of his patients. He recommends a dental health checkup at least once a year for dogs and cats. February is Pet Dental Month; it is important for pets just like their owners to properly care for their teeth.  Sharon Yanish/eagle correspondent
  • Dr. Brent Garrison showing Mitzi's healthy gums. February is Pet Dental Month; it is important for pets just like their owners to properly care for their teeth.  Sharon Yanish/eagle correspondent
  • Lisa Howard, owner of Critter Cafe in Marco, sells an array of dental health products for pets. Yanish/eagle correspondent
  • Dr. Brent Garrison makes sure Mitzi the schnauzer has clean teeth. Plaque can harbor bacteria in the mouth which can get into the bloodstream. February is Pet Dental Month; it is important for pets just like their owners to properly care for their teeth.  Sharon Yanish/eagle correspondent

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