Although we focus on pet dental health during the month of February, it’s important to note the signs of dental disease. Bad breath can be an early indicator of disease, which left untreated, can have serious implications for your pet’s overall health. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our clinic today.
It’s time to schedule their yearly checkup today and find out.
It’s that time of year again. Love, hugs and chocolate are on everyone’s mind. For your pet, the first two come out way on top! (Chocolate is a no-no, but you already knew that!)
Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, affecting 78% of dogs and 68% of cats over the age of three. Although most dogs and cats will develop some sort of dental disease, small dog breeds, such as Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Dachshunds and Toy Poodles, are more prone to developing periodontal disease than larger breeds.
If your pet has bad breath, it may mean there is a problem with their teeth and gums. This can also contribute to more severe medical conditions. If dental issues are left untreated, you may put your pet at risk for problems in their mouth (periodontitis) or with internal organs (heart disease). The challenge most pet owners face is that even if their pet’s breath smells fine, some dental issues are hard to spot.
Brushing your dog’s teeth is such an important part of their health. But did you know that the steps leading up to preparing for a successful learned habit are just as important?
Watch more here, as Elsa, the Dalmatian, shows us just how easy (and enjoyable!) brushing teeth can be!