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Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you didn’t brush them daily. The same applies to your pet’s teeth. Bad breath and staining are unappealing, but many pet owners are not aware that these symptoms may be signs of serious gum disease. Unless you provide some form of regular dental care, you are neglecting an important factor in the overall health of your pet. Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common health concerns of pets today. The problem begins when plaque and tartar build up on your pet’s teeth.

Plaque harbors the bacteria that can infect gum tissue and the roots of teeth, which results in disease and tooth loss. In addition to the negative impact on the oral health, bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the blood vessels located near the gums and teeth. There is some evidence that when periodontal disease is present at this stage, the organs with the highest blood flow may be susceptible to infections:  lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, and even the brain. Damage to these organs caused by infection can shorten the lives of our pets.

Symptoms of Dental Disease in Pets

  • Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease.
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line.
  • Red and swollen gums.
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched.
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating.

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Schedule a dental cleaning for February and receive 10% off of the dental prophylaxis.



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