Since 1995, the AVMA, American Veterinary Dental Society, and Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. have co-sponsored an annual "Pets Need Dental Care, Too" campaign during February—National Pet Dental Health Month. This February's campaign will continue to promote the program's goal of educating pet owners on the importance of regular, professional dental care for their canine and feline companions.
The focal point of this year's campaign is a complimentary pet dental education kit containing materials for in-hospital use in promoting oral health care to clients and to the community. Among the kit materials are a Pet Dental Report Card, a pet dental health print ad for newspapers or client newsletters, a colorful window cling and campaign poster, buttons and balloons with the campaign logo, and a Dental Care Fact Sheet.
To order a kit, call toll free (877) 883-5251; supplies are limited. Also, visit the dental campaign Web site, www.petdental.com, to download many of the kit materials and access more information on pet dental health for use during National Pet Dental Health Month and throughout the year.