Pet Dental Health Month coming in February

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Pets Need Dental Care, Too

National Pet Dental Health Month is coming in February, although the accompanying educational campaign extends year-round.

The "Pets Need Dental Care, Too" campaign provides materials to help veterinary teams promote better oral health for companion animals. Hill's Pet Nutrition continues to produce free campaign kits for veterinary clinics. The 2012 kits include guides for pet owners, reminder postcards for clients, temporary tattoos, and wristbands.

Veterinary teams can request the 2012 campaign kits starting in January by visiting The site also provides promotional tools for download and demonstration videos.

The partners in the "Pets Need Dental Care, Too" campaign are Hill's, the AVMA, the American Veterinary Dental Society, the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, the American Veterinary Dental College, the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians, the Veterinary Oral Health Council, and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.