Bad Breath. It happens. But for our pets, it could mean than just less kisses from us…it might signify a potentially serious health risk.
The most common condition found in both cats and dogs is Periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is when the tarter spreads under the gumline, which causes loss of structures that support the teeth. In addition to damage to the tooth and gums of your pet, it has been known to cause gum recession, loose teeth, bone infection, and even instances of internal organ damage as well.
The best way to combat dental disease in our pets is by brushing daily. This will help remove and significantly decrease the buildup of plaque and tarter. In addition, thorough cleaning by your vet is highly recommended (just like we humans do!). Every time you see your Arizona Pet Vet doc simply ask for a ‘flip the lip’ exam and they can keep an eye out for potential problems and ensure you and your pet keep smiling together.
In support of National Pet Dental Health Month, we are offering $50 off your dental treatment! Call any of our locations for more details!