My regular readers know that I place high value on dental care for pets, particularly diabetic pets. Any infection (including infection in a pet's mouth) can cause insulin resistance. In general, oral disease can cause systemic health issues, bad breath (which can affect your relationship with the pet) and something clients don't necessarily consider: pain.
I bet if one person has this question and takes the time to write me, there are likely lots of folks with a similar question. Today's question we're asked if its okay to have a dental cleaning for a diabetic senior.
I get some great questions from clients. They inspire me with article ideas and keep me in tune with diabetic pet owners. I enjoy interacting with our readers, and sometimes the questions are worthy of a newsletter. I bet if one person has this question and takes the time to write me, there are likely lots […]
Dental health is an important aspect of our pets' health care, particularly for diabetics. February is Dental Month in the veterinary world. Many clinics will offer 5 percent off of their dental prophylaxis prices. I've long suspected that this is because people have overspent during the holidays and are afraid of what they owe the tax man in April!
It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene in our diabetic pets. Infection of any sort can result in insulin resistance, and oral infection is a common cause of insulin resistance. If only we could get our little furry friends to brush and floss! Alas, it ain’t gonna happen.
Oftentimes the task of having a diabetic pet can seem overwhelming. You have to give insulin injections at particular times, buy special food, and monitor the blood glucose… The list goes on. You think, “Seriously? You want me to brush my pet’s teeth, too?!?!” Well, yes! It is important to care for your diabetic pet’s teeth […]