It’s February, the month of Valentines, Groundhogs and….Dental Health?? That’s right, February has officially been named Dental Health Month. What better time to talk about the importance of good teeth for our furry friends?

Many of our favorite small animal pets such as hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas and gerbils fall into the rodent category. This means that they have front teeth that never stop growing. Rodents must continuously gnaw to keep these teeth worn down. If their teeth become overgrown, it can lead to problems eating and cause serious health issues.

So what exactly are these furry critters chewing on? In nature many rodents will chew on nuts, seeds and wood to get to their food. This naturally keeps their teeth trim. As pets, rodents often resort to chewing on their cages, hideouts, and cage accessories.  This is why it is extremely important to provide your pet rodent with a variety of chew toys.

Small Animal chew toys are available in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes.  Super Pet offers chews in wood, sisal, loofah and a variety of other materials to help keep teeth clean and trim.  In addition to aiding dental health, they also provide pets with physical activity and mental stimulation, keeping them entertained.  You can even make your own resourceful chews! Try placing an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll in your pet’s cage and watch as your pet chews up the cardboard material.

Check out Super Pet’s line of Chew Toys now! http://www.superpetusa.com/product-list/index.php?category=2396

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