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Fighting dental disease for National Pet Dental Health Month

Posted at 11:58 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 19:29:06-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — They're an important part of the family and making sure your pets are healthy can sometimes be a challenge.

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of three already have dental disease, making it the number one health issue in pets.

Dr. Ruth MacPete, veterinarian and author of a children's book, shared several ways to keep your pets' teeth clean that include the warning signs to pay attention to and dental care chews that work.

Watch the full interview in the player above.