Pets get toothaches too! For dogs and cats, healthy teeth are essential for a long and happy life. Just like people, pets need regular dental exams and preventative treatments such as cleanings. Without good dental care, most dogs and cats will show signs of oral disease by age three, which puts them at risk for other diseases.
Did you know?
More than 85 percent of dogs and cats over four years old have some form of periodontal disease. Senior dogs, those 7 or years older, are especially susceptible to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a painful inflammatory condition in which bacteria attack the gums, ligaments and bone tissues that surround and support the teeth. If left unchecked, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and travel to major organs, starting infections there and seriously compromising the health of your pet. That's why it is important to have your pet's teeth examined on a routine basis.