Your Pets’ Teeth are as Important to them as Yours are to You!
Below are some tips for how you can help your pet with preventative dental treatments at home!
Gum disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats. By the age of three, most dogs and cats (four out of every five) have some evidence of dental disease. As pets age, the incidence of dental problems increases.
What are the risks of dental disease to your pet?
More serious issue can begin when tartar spreads to beneath the gums. Tartar can not only lead to tooth loss. It can also lead to holes, and damage to the jawbone. Bacteria beneath the gum line, it can also secrete toxins which can cause infections and enter the bloodstream, weakening immunity and impacting the animal’s organs.
How can you tell if your pet has dental issues?
Unfortunately, other than significantly smelly breath, there are very few obvious symptoms. As a result, periodontal disease is usually under-treated.
Common signs of dental disease to look out for:
- Bad breath
- Reduced appetite
- Bleeding or receding gums
- Discoloured teeth
- Loose teeth
- Difficulty chewing