Thursday, February 6, 2014

National Dental and Heart Month.



Most pet parents know that February is National Dental month and that many vets give discounts for your pet to have their teeth cleaned. What many don’t realize is that it is also National Heart Month, granted it is more geared towards us humans but I believe that we should also have our pet’s hearts checked out as well since we are seeing increases in human diseases in our beloved fur babies.

Periodontal disease is very common in older ferrets over the age of 3 which is considered middle age. Cardiomyopathy is common in companion animals including ferrets when it is present in ferrets that are considered middle age to senior in age. “Cardiomyopathy comes from three Greek words that means disease of the Heart Muscle” 


A more in depth look at these topics to come.


Have a Chittering Good Day,


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