February 07, 2019
Rabbit and Guinea Pig Dental Health Checklist
Schedule regular veterinary checkups
Your pet should visit the veterinarian at least once a year (twice is even better) for a checkup. Your vet will assess your pet’s dental health during this visit, and it’s a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about your pet’s teeth.
Feed unlimited amounts of hay
Hay is the ideal high fiber material to provide healthy dental wear for your pet’s constantly growing teeth. Offer a variety of hays to prevent picky eating tendencies that can lead to dental disorders over time.
Don’t overfeed pellets or treats
Pellets are an important part of your pet’s daily nutrition, but overfeeding them can limit your pet’s interest in hay. Always follow feeding recommendations on pellets and treats.
Offer safe, enriching chews
Chews made with woven hay, untreated wood, apple sticks, and other natural materials are great for helping keep your pet’s teeth healthy. Offer multiple items to keep your pet interested and enriched.
Pay attention to your pet
Observe your pet every day and make notes of any changes to his or her appearance, behaviors, and health. If you’re ever concerned about the way your pet is acting, be sure to consult your veterinarian right away.
More Dental Health Resources
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