Dental Disease

Dental Disease & Treatment

The single most important thing you can provide your pet besides keeping him/her protected against contagious disease is to provide proper dental care.

Imagine what would happen if you didn't care for your teeth regularly.  The same basics of dental care also apply to your pet's teeth.

Pain, bad breath and tooth loss are all signs of periodontal disease.  The bacteria found in dental plaque and tartar from chronic infections can spread to the heart, liver, lungs and kidneys.  This bacteria causes damages to your pet's internal organs and can severely affect your pet's life.

According to a study at the University of Minnesota - 85% of dogs and cats had evidence of periodontal disease by 3 years of age.

PERIODONTAL DISEASE IS THE MOST COMMON DISEASE IN DOGS AND CATS.  The disease can be easy to prevent.  With routine care, in between dental cleanings, you can help to protect your pet from increasingly serious stages of periodontal disease.

Below shows the potential stages of dental disease.  Photos courtesy of Jan Bellows, D.V.M., Dipl. A.V.D.C., Dipl. A.B.V.P.
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