Raise Awareness of Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) Help AAHA Helping Pets Fund
Is your dog's nickname Stinker? Do you fan your face when you get a smooch from Fido?
February is National Pet Dental Health month and the perfect time to learn more about good dental health for your pet, because that can mean a longer life for your buddy. Though some do, most pet owners do not brush their dogs teeth. 77% last year chose to buy dental treats for their pet to fight plaque and tartar buildup rather than brush.
If your dog is going to get a dental chew, wouldn't it be great to know if it has been tested to actually work? Today there is a group that has created testing protocols and a Seal of Acceptance for pet products that meet established standards for helping reduce tartar build up and plaque. This group is called the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) and is administered by leading veterinary dentists at the American Veterinary Dental College. The VOHC is similar in nature to the American Dental Association (ADA) but is applied to pet products.
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We've written before about the American Animal Hospital Association Foundation and its AAHA Helping Pets Fund that helps those who need access to veterinary care but have a financial hardship. Read our interview of Tamara Fox, the amazing administrator for AAHA Helping Pets Fund.
Throughout February The GREENIES® Brand is partnering with the AAHA to support the AAHA Helping Pets Fund.
For every blog post written about VOHC, The GREENIES® Brand will donate $25 to the AAHA Helping Pets Fund
For every use of #VOHC on Twitter (either through an original post or a re-tweet), The GREENIES® Brand will donate $1 to the AAHA Helping Pets Fund
GREENIES® Canine Dental Chews is one of the many products that have received a VOHC seal -- see a list of more products that have been awarded the VOHC seal here.
If you want to write your own blog post feel free to copy any of this content here. You can help spread the word about pet dental health while supporting the AAHA Helping Pets Fund.