Why Pet Dental Care is Important
Dental disease is the most common disease seen by veterinarians. In fact, 70% to 85% of pets over the age of 2 have some form of dental disease.
Poor dental hygiene can be the cause of serious health problems for your pet. If dental problems are left untreated, your pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys are in danger of being infected by bacteria. Unfortunately, these threats are often difficult to identify, so bringing your pet in for a routine check-up is encouraged.
Check your pet for these signs of dental disease:
- Discolored teeth
- Red, inflamed gums
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Swollen mouth, jaws, or gums
- Pain when eating
- Doesn’t play with chew toys