By the time household pets reach 3 years of age, 85% of them have periodontal disease. Oral health should not be neglected. Good oral hygiene can prevent certain health issues that dogs and cats can have. Here are some of them:
- Painful chewing
- Tooth loss
- Reduced appetite/refusal to eat
- Oral pain
- Bleeding gums
Most importantly, bacteria in the gum lining may make their way into the pet’s bloodstream and infect bodily organs such as the liver and kidneys. It sounds silly but brushing your pet’s teeth a few nights a week can really make a difference. If your pet has severe dental issues, remember we are here to help. We can examine him or her and come up with a treatment plan based on the specific situation.