The Tooth Of The Matter: Why Pet Dental Care Is Important

A close-up of a dog's mouth pantingWith pets living longer than ever these days, it makes sense that certain health issues are on the rise – and pet dental problems are no exception. Unfortunately, most pet owners aren’t as fastidious about their pet’s oral hygiene as they are about their own, leading most pets to develop some form of dental disease by the time they are 3 years of age.

If left untreated, dental disease can cause significant pain and possible tooth loss for your pet, not to mention a host of potential health problems ranging from heart, lung, liver, or kidney disease, to diabetes or even cancer. Fortunately, we can turn this grim prognosis around with a combination of home care and regular professional dental examinations and cleanings. Continue…