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Veterinarian Wayne Hunthausen: Keeping Pets' Teeth Clean

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  When it comes to your pet's health, its dental hygiene is just as important as your own.  Brushing your pet's teeth can prevent disease, and perhaps more importantly...bad breath.

We talk about keeping your pet's pearly whites sparkling, from dental-specific kibble design, to brushing techniques, and pet oral rinses. 

For more information for pet dental health, visit the American Veterinary Dental College and to find products that meet pre-set standards of effectiveness in dental plaque and tartar control, visit the The Veterinary Oral Health Council’s Seal of Acceptance page.


  • Dr. Wayne Hunthausen, veterinarian and animal behavior specialist from Westwood Animal Hospital.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.