February, the month of Valentines, Groundhogs and…. Dental Health??
That’s right, as February comes to an end we wanted to encourage people to continue to talk about their pets dental health.
Many of our favorite small animal pets such as hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas and gerbils fall into the rodent category. This means that they have front teeth that never stop growing. These small pets must continuously gnaw to keep these teeth worn down. If their teeth become overgrown, it can lead to problems eating and cause serious health issues. Rabbits do not fall into the rodent category but also can benefit from chew toys and treats.
So what exactly are these furry critters chewing on? In nature these animals will chew on nuts, seeds and wood to get to their food. This naturally keeps their teeth trim. As pets, small animals often resort to chewing on their cages, hideouts, and cage accessories. This is why it is extremely important to provide your small animal pet with a variety of chew toys.
Small Animal chew toys are available in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. Super Pet offers chews in wood, sisal, loofah and a variety of other materials to help keep teeth clean and trim. In addition to aiding dental health, they also provide pets with physical activity and mental stimulation, keeping them entertained. You can even make your own resourceful chews! Try placing an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll in your pet’s cage and watch as your pet chews up the cardboard material.
A daily diet that offers dense gnawing material can also help with your pets dental health. KAYTEE offers a great diet to help with this, KAYTEE® Forti-Diet® Crunch™ with Dental Bites is a complete small animal food that also promotes dental health. The grinding action of chewing Dental Bites helps control tooth growth and aids in the prevention of tartar buildup. Additionally the specifically formulated, fortified diet provides essential nutrients healthful nutrition. KAYTEE® Forti-Diet® Crunch™ with Dental Bites is offered specifically for Hamster & Gerbils, Chinchillas, Mice & Rats, Guinea Pets and even Rabbits.