AVMA offers resources for Pet Dental Health Month 2023

Illustration: ToothbergThe AVMA has developed a variety of resources for National Pet Dental Health Month in February that also are available year-round to promote dental health in cats and dogs.

Resources for pet owners are at avma.org/petdental. The materials consist of an overview of pet dental health, including information about the use of anesthesia during veterinary dentistry, along with videos on periodontal disease and how to brush a pet’s teeth and a quiz on pet dental health.

A veterinary toolkit on pet dental health, available only to AVMA members, is at jav.ma/dentaltoolkit. The toolkit offers a flyer, handout, and brochure for clinics. Publicity and marketing resources are under the headings of stress-free ways to celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month as well as promotion and marketing ideas, publicity tools, and talking points for media interviews.

The veterinary toolkit also provides posts and images to share on social media.

A version of this article appears in the February 2023 print issue of JAVMA.