Discolored teeth? Bad breath? What you might think is common for pets might be a sign of dental disease. Dental disease is the most overlooked disease in pets. Estimates suggest that around 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over 3 years old have some form of dental disease. To assist you in taking care of your pet’s dental health, our veterinarians can advise you on the best practices for dental hygiene. For more information or to book an appointment, contact us at (416) 362-9696.
What happens if dental disease is left untreated?
The disease infesting your pet’s mouth can travel through the bloodstream if left untreated. This can cause many problems, including heart, liver, and kidney disease if overlooked for an extended period of time.
What is the best way to care for my pet’s dental hygiene?
The best way to care for your pet’s dental hygiene is to brush their teeth regularly. It is a simple but effective way of keeping dental diseases away. You can also use products such as dental chews that can help keep your pet’s pearly whites clean and healthy.
What are some signs of dental disease in pets?
Discoloured teeth, bad breath, teeth grinding, bleeding gums, loose teeth, excessive drooling, inability to keep food in the mouth, eating on one side of the mouth, or difficulty eating are some signs of dental disease. If you notice any such symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with a veterinarian immediately.