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Dental Health...

Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.

Common signs of dental disease include:

● Yellow, green or brown buildup on the teeth
● Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
● Bad breath
● Excessive drooling
● Changes in eating or chewing habits
● Pawing at the face
● Loose teeth
● Depression

Best Care Recommendation

Even if your dog or cat doesn’t have these symptoms, have a vet evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year.

Why is this important

Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.

The affects

Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body: Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. If these problems aren’t caught and treated quickly enough, they can result in death.

Physical Exam

A physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if infection in the mouth has spread.

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