An important part of a dental care program for your pet is regular at-home examinations. Just a few minutes on a regular basis could help keep your pet pain-free and also catch any signs of dental disease before they become a problem.
An at-home dental examination should only take 1-2 minutes and should be done at least once a month.
To start with, make sure your pet is comfortable with you handling their face and with placing your fingers around and in their mouth. For some pets this may take a little patience and time, that’s why it is best to start routine dental examinations from a young age.
Choose a well-lit area in the house or backyard. Raise your pet off the ground to give you an ideal viewpoint for the examination.