Dental disease is the most common disease among both dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable. By the age of three years, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. In fact, dental disease can potentially impact your pet’s major organs, such as heart, kidney, liver, lungs and even their bladder. One of the biggest problems associated with poor dental health is infection. Brushing your dog or cats teeth daily, feeding a dental diet, and providing dental chew toys are the key to prevention.
Dental diets are recommended to be used as part of your adult dog or cat’s regular dental program. The accumulation of bacteria laden plaque above the gumline can lead to long-term oral health issues. Dental diets are specially formulated to reduce the amount of plaque and tartar that accumulates on the teeth, and in some cases prevent serious oral diseases from occurring. Dental diets and treats are larger in size, with an airy, fibrous texture that breaks up easily so that the edges of the kibble scrub at the surfaces of the teeth as the animal chews. Some dental formulas also have an added coating to reduce dental plaque.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding your pet’s dental health.