You may be amazed to know that four out of five dogs over the age of three have some sort of periodontal disease. That includes tartar build-up, gum inflammation and, of course, a lot of pain.
Your pet’s dental health can be a signal of their overall health. Dental hygiene helps ensure unwanted bacteria and fungi don’t enter the body and spread to vital organs.
You may think your pets don’t have dental pain because they’re eating. But that’s not always the case. Your pets eat because they’re hungry. When they have dental disease, every bite is painful.
You can maintain your pet’s dental health by brushing their teeth twice daily with a pet-formulated toothpaste. This can help control the build up of tartar.
Not every owner is willing to or comfortable with brushing their pet’s teeth. An alternative can be a dental diet. These specially formulated kibbles help prevent tartar buildup and act like a toothbrush.
Have a chat with one of our veterinarians about your pet’s oral health. You can learn about dental diets, dentistry work like scaling, cleaning and polishing, about extractions if they’re necessary, and other dental products that help maintain good overall dental health.