Hey everyone! Did you know that February is Pet Dental Heath Month? It might not be the first thing you think of when you think of your pet’s health, but your animal’s teeth are just as important to them as ours are to us! We think oral care for our furry kids is important and we want to help celebrate the importance of this month by doing something fun.
So how did we come up with this challenge? Back in November, Greenies told us about a Pet Oral Health Event they were having at Petco stores around the country. We gathered up our pups and headed over where we met a Nutro/Greenies representative. She did a quick visual exam and rated them on several different aspects such as plaque, calculus and gingival inflammation. They all had varying stages of plaque build-up and the smallest dog had calculus & gingival inflammation as well. The Greenies lady suggested that we try feeding our kids a Greenie a day for a month to really get their teeth back to where they should be. After that, we could cut back and just try to maintain the results. It sounded like a cool idea so we talked to our contact at Greenies and she thought it was a great idea & would fit perfectly for Pet Dental Health Month.
So here we are, one day before February 1st and the start of our challenge! We have five dogs lined up here that are going to participate. We have a great range of dogs in age, size, and oral health so this is going to be really interesting to see how much improvement we see in each of them over the next month. Greenies kindly donated all the Greenies samples we’re going to need for the next month. All five dogs are going to the vet today to have their overall oral health evaluated. They are going to be re-evaluated at the end of the month as well. Tomorrow we will post the results of their exams as well as pre-challenge pictures of their teeth. We’ll be taking new photos each week and will have a huge end results post at the end of February. For now, please meet the our cute participants!
The Puppy Participants!
Husky mix – 7 years old – 55 pounds
Briard mix – 2 years old – 40 pounds
Maltipoo – 4 years old – 12 pounds
Pit Bull – 10 years – 55 pounds
Golden/Lab mix – 5 years – 80 pounds
Come Join the Challenge!
Now here comes the fun part! We want YOU to join us in our challenge! Pick a pup, give them a Greenie a day and document the changes as the month progresses. Why do you want to do this? Why, so your best furry friend will have better oral health, of course! That and Greenies has kindly offered a prize to be given to one random participant! At the end of the month, we will do a random drawing of participants and one lucky duck will win 12 packs of Greenies suited to the size of their dog. You read that right – TWELVE! Depending on the size of your dog, that could be a YEAR’S SUPPLY! How cool is that? The winner will be chosen by a random drawing – join soon because for every week you take the challenge with us, you’ll get an extra entry into the drawing! So come on and join us! This will be a great way for all of us to celebrate Pet Dental Health Month together! We will improve our pets’ overall health by ensuring they have better oral health.