Does Your Pet Need Dental Care?
Most people visit their dentist once or twice a year. Can the same be said about cats and dogs?
How would you feel if you never brushed your teeth? Constantly having lots of plaque and an unpleasant taste in your mouth would probably be more than you could tolerate. Your wallet probably wouldn’t feel so good either after having to pay a hefty dentist bill to get your oral health back in good shape.
Now imagine what could happen to your dog’s and cat’s mouth without proper dental care. The simple answer is dental disease.
Dental diseases in dogs and cats are quite common. By age 3, over 80 percent of dogs and cats have some form of dental disease, also known as periodontal disease. Dental disease has serious consequences, so maintaining good dog and cat dental care is very important.
Next: Learn more about the most common signs of gum disease and how to prevent this condition in your dog or cat.