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Pet Dental Health Month
By Karen Walter - February 19, 2019
Brushing your teeth every day keeps the cavities away. We hear this and more from our dentists so much that the act of taking care of our teeth has become a habitual routine in our lives. The same care applies to pets, yet many don’t think much about it, even when their pet has bad breath.
Many pet parents are unaware that bad breath is one of the first signs of periodontal disease, a disease that is just as common among cats and dogs as it is for us. This disease can filter into the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, leading to serious health concerns ranging from tooth loss to organ failure. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) states that approximately 70 percent of cats and 80 percent of dogs develop some form of periodontal disease by the time they’re 3 years old.
At A Pet's Paradise, we offer anesthesia-free teeth cleaning clinics as well as tools for brushing and keeping your dog and cat's teeth looking their pearly-white best. Don't hesitate to call or stop in to discuss your needs.