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.  

Source: Oxbow

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