The Bad Breath Connection: Periodontal Disease in Pets

If your pet drives you away with her bad breath as you cuddle together on the sofa, you may be thinking it’s time for a dental chew. But bad breath can signify problems that are deeper than a simple Greenie can fix.

According to the American Veterinary Dental College, periodontal disease in pets is the most common clinical condition affecting them. By the time pets are 3 years of age, most of them have some form of dental disease. Common signs are bad breath, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. Disease of the internal organs can be a side effect.

But what exactly is periodontal disease, what causes it, and what do we do about it? As conscientious pet owners, we all want to do the very best we can for our animals. So, The Pet’s Place Animal Hospital is digging in to help you learn more.

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The Ins and Outs of Pet Dental Care

Providing your pet with good dental care is arguably one of the most important things that you can do for your pet’s longevity and well-being. We know that those animals who receive good dental care often live several years longer than those who don’t. Why wouldn’t you want that?

The Pet’s Place Animal Hospital invites you to learn all you need to know about the do’s and don’ts of pet dental care.

It Starts at Home

Dental care at home is paramount to your pet’s wellness. After all, despite our best intentions we can’t follow you home and care for your pet for you! Taking care of your pet’s teeth is multi-faceted.

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