Dental Health

Dental health is so important for our pets though it is the most overlooked aspect of pet care. People often don’t take the time to brush their pets’ teeth or even give them dental chews until it is too late! By the time they realize their pets have a problem, their pets are going to need a professional cleaning. They may even need some teeth removed.

 
Here are some reasons dental health is so important:
  • It affects 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over the age of three.
    This means it is the most common disease from which our pets suffer.
  • Dental problems lead to problems with other organs.
    The bacteria from pets’ teeth will travel through the bloodstream, causing damage to their heart, kidneys, and liver. Good dental hygiene is important for your pets to have a healthy life.
  • Not every pet loses their baby teeth and this can cause problems too!
    This is especially true in smaller breeds when their baby teeth stay in place, right beside their adult ones. More food and bacteria can get stuck between these teeth, causing dental disease to progress faster. It is important to make sure that your pets lose their baby teeth when they are supposed to.
  • Pets are very good at hiding pain.
    Dental disease is painful. Your pets might have infected gums or rotten teeth causing them pain. Your pets may lose teeth on their own, which can be quite painful. For this reason, you need to make sure your pets have healthy gums and teeth.

Dental hygiene is very important. It is more than your pets having good-smelling breath. It is actually important to their overall well-being.