Here are a few tips and tricks for broaching the topic of dental care to your clients from Dr Adam Christman and behavioral expert Steve Dale.
When it comes to educating clients about their pet's dental health, finding a way to initiate the conversation can be tricky. According to an interview featuring Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, and Steve Dale, CABC, one way to help clients recognize the importance of dental health is by encouraging them to get their pet's teeth cleaned at least twice a year. (This can also help them learn about preventative maintenance.)
"One place in which things can be found—although x-rays and radiographs are [really helpful]—is inside the mouth. Pet parents are not aware of what is going on [in the mouth] in the first place," says Dale.
"I don't think once a year even does it. I think twice a year because changes can happen and they do happen so quickly," he adds.
View the full interview below to learn more tips on educating clients about dental health, plus some resources that can help.