CHARLOTTE – National Pet Dental Health Month (February) is coming up, and dental health is crucial to the health and wellbeing of your furry companions. Believe it or not, most dogs and cats develop some degree of dental disease during their life, often by the time they are just three years old.
There are several signs that may indicate dental disease in your pets. If you notice your pet’s breath is less than fresh, your pet is most likely exhibiting signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats.Without treatment, this can lead to the spread of bacteria and other issues in the kidney, liver, and heart over time.
As a pet parent there are things you can do to maintain your pet’s oral health and prevent other issues. Regular daily brushing is the single most effective method of preventing buildup of plaque and tartar. Another alternative to brushing for dogs is OraVet Chews , which work to form a preventive barrier that blocks bacteria and the future formation of plaque and tartar that builds up over time. It’s also important to make sure your pet has an annual dental exam and to listen to your vet’s recommendations for additional care.
For more information about dental care or cleanings for your pet, feel free to contact us at Passionate Paws Animal Hospital. Healthy mouths make for healthy and happy pets!
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