Dental Health & Signs of Dental Disease in Your Pet

Periodontal disease is one of the most common clinical conditions in cats and dogs and is completely preventable. Proper dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth but can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Yet, it is one of the most overlooked areas in pet health.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

  • Yellow and brown tartar build-up along the gum line
  • Inflamed gums and persistent bad breath
  • Change in chewing or eating habits
  • Pawing at face or mouth
  • Abnormal drooling, subdued behavior, and tooth loss

For additional information, please visit the Veterinary Oral Health Care Council and American Veterinary Medical Association websites.

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