Proper dental care is essential in keeping your pet healthy. Periodontal disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. Periodontal disease can lead to other more serious health problems such as heart and kidney disease.
Did you know that more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by the age of two? (Source: American Veterinary Medical Association) These are eye-opening figures, especially when you consider that dental disease can lead to bacteria entering your pet’s bloodstream, which may result in serious damage to the heart, liver and kidneys.
Does your pet suffer from any of these symptoms?
- Bad breath
- Yellowish plaque on your pet’s teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats
- Missing or loose teeth
If you’ve seen any of these symptoms, it may be a sign your pet needs immediate dental care. Call 770-304-2600.