What Is Pet Dental Disease?
What Are the Signs of Pet Dental Disease?
Your dog or cat can’t tell you when they have a toothache or if their gums are bothering them. Fortunately, signs of periodontal disease are easy to spot. Here’s what to look for if you think your pet is experiencing oral health issues:
Bad breath Plaque and tartar buildup on teeth. Red, swollen or bleeding gums Loose teeth or missing teeth Visible pain while eating.
Preventing and Treating Pet Dental Disease
Keeping a regular teeth-cleaning routine is the best way to manage plaque and tartar buildup. Follow these guidelines to help prevent pet periodontal disease:
shape.Brush their teeth: Use a specially designed brush or teeth and gum wipes for your dog or cat, Consider a specially formulated pet food: Select a pet food that’s designed to gently scrub their teeth as they chew, Reward them with dental treats: Cat dental treats and dog dental chews are an easy and delicious way to care for your pet’s teeth that dental care, per studies, have shown that pet's life can be increased by 3-5 years.