By age 3, up to 85 percent of pet dogs and cats exhibit some signs of periodontal disease. As we discussed last month, untreated periodontal disease can spell big problems for a pet, including damage to the heart, kidneys, and other major organs, not to mention possible tooth loss and significant pain.
Anything a pet owner can do to reduce the amount of plaque and tartar buildup on their pets’ teeth will have a big impact on the overall health. Regular home pet dental care is key in keeping your pet’s pearly whites healthy. Good oral health can add years to a pet’s life, and can keep those years more comfortable.
Periodontal disease is one of the most common health problems among dogs and cats. Without proper dental care and professional cleanings, many pets lose or break teeth. They may also suffer from inflammation, infection, and diseases affecting the major organs of the body.
To learn more about periodontal disease in pets, the team at Dupont Veterinary Clinic has put together an overview of the condition and how you can protect your pet.