It's no secret that my Valentine will be my kitties , do you have the same issue that I have with their bad breath at times?

Does the love of your life happen to have four legs, don’t let bad breath keep you apart. Stinky breath is one of the first signs of dental disease, the most common health problem diagnosed in cats and dogs aged three years and older. If you catch an unpleasant whiff each time you get close, it’s time for a visit to your pet’s dentist – the vet.

Dental disease is not only unpleasant, it can be potentially life-threatening, warns Dr Guy Fyvie, veterinary advisor for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “The bacteria present in the mouth can affect the pet’s heart, liver and kidneys.”

To keep your pet’s mouth healthy and its breath fresh follow these three simple steps:
1. Ask your veterinarian to give you pet a dental check.

2. Regular tooth brushing will remove plaque and is recommended as the ‘gold standard’ of pet dental care. Use a pet toothpaste and soft brush. Brushing is not always easy to accomplish, particularly in older pets, so it’s best to start regular tooth cleaning from a young age.

3. Feed a food clinically proven to help clean your pet’s teeth as it eats; Hill’s Science Plan Oral Care and Hill’s Prescription Diet® t/d are the only complete foods in South Africa that have been awarded the Veterinary Oral Health Council Seal of Acceptance for plaque and tartar control.
The kibbles(biscuits) have a patented fibre matrix that works like an edible toothbrush as your pet eats, gently scrubbing the exposed tooth and cleaning away plaque and thus avoiding tartar build-up.

For expert advice speak to your vet.

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