The Dangers of Decay: Great Pet Dental Health Can Extend Lives

Kids have a tough time learning the concept of cause and effect, but grown-ups employ it every single day. Not filling the car up with gas has its own set of consequences, just as not paying the bills on time. Indeed, without an understanding of our action’s possible results we’d likely make all the wrong decisions.

When it comes to pet dental health, there are a lot of terrible consequences that result from ignoring their teeth and gums. Alternatively, routine cleanings and brushing at home sets a pet up for a longer, healthier life.

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For Lifelong Health, Keep Pet Dental Care a Priority

pet dentalYou probably wouldn’t allow yourself to skip a day or two of brushing your teeth or avoiding all of your dental appointments. However, our pets often suffer from periodontal and other oral health problems due to lack of at-home care and professional cleanings.

While the task of brushing your pet’s teeth may be at the very bottom of your “fun list,” there are good reasons why pet dental care should get more attention. You may be surprised to learn just how connected oral hygiene is to a pet’s overall health.

Not-So-Fun Facts

Did you know that dental problems are among the most common reasons people bring their pets in to see us? Unfortunately, over two-thirds of adult cats and dogs over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease.

Along with tooth loss, broken teeth, and inflammation, one of the worst outcomes of neglected oral health is systemic illness.

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