At the 2011 Oregon State Fair, the OVMA booth focused on educating the public about the importance of regular veterinary dental care for pets, including exotics, and equines.
The OVMA sponsored the Open Wide! dental care contest during the Fair. Entrants answered 5 questions about dental care and the winner was drawn from the entries that answered all of the questions correctly.
Grand Prize: Carol Endicott, Tigard
Her dogs, Zoe and Della, will enjoy a bag of Hill's Prescription Diet® t/d® Canine Dental Health (courtesy of Hill's Pet Nutrition), as well as teeth friendly treats and tools for home dental care. Congratulations, Carol, Zoe, and Della!
You wouldn't go a lifetime without brushing your teeth!
Neither should your pet or equine. A lack of dental care can lead to serious health problems including periodontal disease, as well as heart, lung and kidney disease, and should not be overlooked.
Following is some additional information about dental care for animals: