As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, and this is especially true when it comes to dental health for small pets like rabbits and guinea pigs.
Regular dental check-ups with a veterinarian who specialises in small animal care and appropriate dental care can help prevent oral health problems and ensure your pet stays healthy.
While providing hard and crunchy treats for your pet to chew on can help to wear down their continuously growing teeth, it’s important to remember regular chewing on hay, branches, and other appropriate items is still necessary to keep their teeth at a healthy length.
To maintain the health of your pet’s teeth and gums, it’s important to provide appropriate chewing materials, feed a balanced diet, have regular dental check-ups, provide dental cleanings if necessary, and watch for signs of dental problems. Healthy treats for small pets can include fresh vegetables, dried fruit, hay, herbs, and commercial treats that are made specifically for small pets and contain natural ingredients.
Ferplast Goodbite Tiny and Natural Small Animal Chews are a great solution for your small animal’s oral health. These chews will not alter your pet’s diet, are 100 per cent biodegradable, digestible, attractive, safe if ingested, hygienically safe, non-toxic, natural, and long-lasting.
Ask your local sales representative or visit petpacific.com.au for more information on these fantastic dental chews for small pets.
This article originally appeared in the Autumn issue of Pet Industry News magazine.